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Rising prostate cancer rate seen in U.S. servicemen

The rate of prostate cancer among active-duty U.S. Air Force members has been several times higher in recent years than it was 20 years ago, a new study finds.

Researchers believe that the trend is not a sign of any increase in servicemen’s actual risk of the cancer. Instead, they think that wider use… Rising prostate cancer rate seen in U.S. servicemen   



Some men can delay prostate cancer treatment: panel

Men with low-risk prostate cancer may wait to see if their disease progresses before treating it, an independent panel of experts convened by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) said on Wednesday.

The panel backed the so-called active monitoring approach to prostate cancer treatment as a way to help men avoid the potential… Some men can delay prostate cancer treatment: panel   



Prostate Cancer: Men Should Skip Common Blood Test, Panel Says

Men should not be screened for prostate cancer with a common blood test, a widely followed federal advisory panel recommended Monday.

But the report is not likely to quell a dispute about whether the test’s risks outweigh its potential benefits.

The US Preventive Services Task Force recommended a “D” grade for prostate-specific-antigen, or PSA,… Prostate Cancer: Men Should Skip Common Blood Test, Panel Says   



Active surveillance can reduce suffering among men with prostate cancer

With active surveillance many men with prostate cancer could dispense with radiation treatment and surgery, and thus avoid adverse effects such as incontinence and impotence. This is the outcome of a study of almost 1,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer conducted at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

The introduction of PSA tests, which… Active surveillance can reduce suffering among men with prostate cancer   



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