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Prostate Cancer

Preliminary Diagnosis: Prostate Cancer I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? Prostatic ultrasound. II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosing prostate cancer. Advantages Moderately sensitive and specific in detecting, detailing, and characterizing prostate abnormalities, such as cancer. May help guide biopsy. Highly specific in characterizing the vascularity of a…

Prostate screening in elderly men

A new recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) advises against prostate cancer screening for men...

Mortality unaffected by prostate screening

A 20-year study has revealed that the rate of death from prostate cancer did not differ significantly between men who had been screened for the disease and men who had not.
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Melatonin linked to lower prostate CA risk

Risk for advanced prostate cancer was 75% lower in men with high levels of 6-sulfatoxymelatonin -- a measure of melatonin breakdown in urine.

Barriers to Prostate Cancer Research in Black Men Identified

A lack of understanding of terminology, health care system distrust, and a lack of prostate cancer knowledge are among the barriers to genomic testing for prostate cancer and prostate cancer research participation among black men.
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Prostate carcinoma

I. What every physician needs to know. Prostate cancer, an adenocarcinoma, is the second most common cause of cancer deaths among men, as well as the most common solid tumor in men, overall. In the past, serial serum PSAs and DREs were used as screening, but recently these tests have become controversial. Diagnosis is based…
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