Latest Stephen J. Freedland Stories

2006-03-14 13:22:59

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men with early, slow-growing prostate cancer may safely wait up to six months before starting treatment, a new study suggests. Researchers found that among 895 men with so-called low-risk prostate cancer, those who waited up to six months before undergoing surgery to remove the prostate had no increased risk of disease recurrence. There was, however, evidence that men who waited longer than six months were more likely to show "biological...

2005-11-17 14:20:00

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In men with prostate cancer, a small prostate size is associated with higher grade, more advanced prostate cancer, and a greater risk of disease progression, according to a new report. "Prostate cancer with a small prostate is worrisome," Dr. Stephen J. Freedland, now at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, told Reuters Health. "These patients might need close follow-up regardless of the treatment they get." Freedland and...

2005-08-16 12:38:33

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men who are overweight are more likely than thinner men to be diagnosed with prostate cancers that are less likely to be detected on screening and more likely to be aggressive, according to a report in the medical journal Urology. "Obesity may actually be associated with an increased risk of developing prostate cancer, but various features among obese men make it harder to detect the cancer," Dr. Stephen J. Freedland from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine,...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.