According to Prostate Cancer Canada, there is no single cause of prostate cancer, but there are several risk factors. It’s important for men to keep in mind that it is possible to develop prostate cancer even when none of the factors are present. Early detection is important.
Men with low-risk, slow-growing prostate cancer are often advised to skip surgery or radiation in favour of “watchful waiting.” But there could soon be another option: an ultrasound technique that’s being pioneered by Canadians.
A new study shows how important it is for men to carefully consider treatments for early-stage prostate cancer. Fifteen years after surgery or radiation treatment, nearly all of the older men in the study had some problems having sex.
The PSA screening test: does it save lives, or does it do more harm than good?
It’s one of the most contentious questions asked of family doctors and oncologists. And, for the moment, it seems like the answer is: it depends.
Six months after issuing a preliminary draft recommendation against PSA prostate cancer screening, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recently finalized its position: It now formally recommends AGAINST screening.
Routinely screening men for prostate cancer with PSA tests can result in far more harm than good, says a U.S. expert panel in a recommendation against the practice that is sure to fuel continued debate over the issue.
No major medical group recommends routine PSA blood tests to check men for prostate cancer, and now a U.S. government panel is saying they do more harm than good and healthy men should no longer receive the tests as part of routine cancer screening.