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Common Urological Problems

Enlarged Prostate

Statins may delay prostate problems in older men

Taking statins for high cholesterol appears to significantly delay the development of an enlarged prostate, a common condition in older men that can lead to incontinence and other distressing symptoms, researchers at the Mayo Clinic report.

An estimated 40 percent of older men develop prostate enlargement and trouble urinating at some point.

Cholesterol levels… Statins may delay prostate problems in older men   



Issues seen with drugs to curb prostate cancer: FDA

U.S. regulatory staff have raised concerns about data for two drugs by GlaxoSmithKline Plc and Merck & Co Inc and their effect on reducing the risk of prostate cancer in certain men.

Both drugs are already approved to treat symptoms in men with enlarged prostate, but GlaxoSmithKline Plc is seeking a wider approval to… Issues seen with drugs to curb prostate cancer: FDA   



Doctors Issue New Guidelines on Spotting, Treating Enlarged Prostate

Experts at the American Urological Association (AUA) have issued updated guidelines on diagnosing and treating enlarged prostate—a common condition formally know as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

BPH can lead to lower urinary tract symptoms such as incontinence and affect a man’s quality of life. The new guidelines, the first since 2003, include a detailed… Doctors Issue New Guidelines on Spotting, Treating Enlarged Prostate   



Surgery or radiation, not monitoring, most often sought for low-risk prostate cancer, Mayo finds

Few physicians recommend active surveillance for low-risk prostate cancer rather than pursuing surgery or radiation, according to a Mayo Clinic study being presented at the North Central Section of the American Urological Association’s annual meeting Oct. 10 in Chicago. Mayo Clinic urologists also are discussing findings on enlarged prostates, bladder cancer and other research… Surgery or radiation, not monitoring, most often sought for low-risk prostate cancer, Mayo finds   



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