Men's Health

Risk for Prostate Cancer Not Associated With Vasectomy, Meta-analysis Affirms

Risk for Prostate Cancer Not Associated With Vasectomy, Meta-analysis Affirms

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Meta-analysis of data from more than 50 studies reaffirms that vasectomy is not associated with increased risk of prostate cancer.

Gay Men and the Stigma of a Cancer Diagnosis

Gay Men and the Stigma of a Cancer Diagnosis

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A cancer diagnosis often further stigmatizes gay men, particularly those who have not revealed their sexual orientation to others. In this review, CancerCare's Bill Goeren discusses the psychosocial challenges inherent to cancer care for gay men.

Treatment for Breast Cancer in Men Differs From Treatment for Women

Treatment for Breast Cancer in Men Differs From Treatment for Women

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Male breast cancer patients are less likely than their female counterparts to receive adjuvant hormone therapy and postlumpectomy radiation.

No Association Between Vasectomy and Prostate Cancer Risk

No Association Between Vasectomy and Prostate Cancer Risk

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There is no association between vasectomy and the risk of overall, high-grade, or advanced-stage prostate cancer or prostate cancer-related mortality.

G-CSF May Help Preserve Fertility in Male Patients With Cancer

G-CSF May Help Preserve Fertility in Male Patients With Cancer

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The use of cytokine granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) may help to preserve fertility in male patients with cancer, according to research.

Overall Health Worse in African American Men Undergoing Active Surveillance For Prostate Cancer

Overall Health Worse in African American Men Undergoing Active Surveillance For Prostate Cancer

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African American men choosing active surveillance for their low-grade prostate cancer have overall poorer health than non-African American men undergoing active surveillance.

Men With Genetic Risk of CRC May Lower Risk Via Healthy Lifestyle

Men With Genetic Risk of CRC May Lower Risk Via Healthy Lifestyle

Adopting healthy lifestyle can cut 25-year risk for the disease from 29 to 13 percent.

Obesity Increases Risk for Secondary Primary Cancers in Men

Obesity Increases Risk for Secondary Primary Cancers in Men

There is a higher risk of secondary primary cancer in obese male survivors versus the general population.

Risk Stratification and Treatment Options Differ for Male and Female Patients With Breast Cancer

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Optimal risk stratification differs between male and female breast cancers. Outcomes for male patients with breast cancer were not significantly correlated with histologic grade, unlike for female patients.

Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test (Fact Sheet)

Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews the PSA test for prostate cancer, in particular screening recommendations, test limitations, and possible improvements the future may hold in store for the test.

Vigorous Exercise and Other Healthy Lifestyle Habits May Protect Against Lethal Prostate Cancer

Vigorous Exercise and Other Healthy Lifestyle Habits May Protect Against Lethal Prostate Cancer

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A study that tracked tens of thousands of midlife and older men for more than 20 years has found that vigorous exercise and other healthy lifestyle habits may reduce their chances of developing a lethal type of prostate cancer by up to 68%.

Genetic Variants Indicate 10-fold Increased Risk of Testicular Cancer

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A new study has uncovered four new genetic variants associated with increased risk of testicular cancer. Testing for these and all 21 previously identified variants using genetic sequencing identified men at higher risk of testicular cancer.

New Test Predicts Relapse of Testicular Cancer

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Scientists have developed a test that assesses 3 features of nonseminomatous germ cell tumor, a common kind of testicular cancer, to identify those patients at greatest risk of relapse.

More male breast cancer patients opting for dual breast removal

More male breast cancer patients opting for dual breast removal

The double mastectomy trend mirrors the one seen in women, researchers say.

Rate of new prostate cancer diagnoses drops

Rate of new prostate cancer diagnoses drops

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New diagnoses of prostate cancer have declined in the U.S. following the 2011 USPSTF draft recommendation regarding the use of prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screenings.

Men with high estrogen levels could be at greater risk of breast cancer

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New research indicates that men with naturally high levels of the female hormone estrogen may have a greater risk of developing breast cancer.

Combined radiation and hormone therapy improves survival in node-positive prostate cancer

Combined radiation and hormone therapy improves survival in node-positive prostate cancer

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Men with prostate cancer that has spread to nearby lymph nodes may find the addition of radiation therapy to treatments that block the effects of testosterone beneficial.

Fitness level associated with lower risk of some cancers and death in men

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A higher fitness level leads to decreased risk of lung and colorectal cancer for men.

Observation used increasingly in younger men with prostate cancer

Observation used increasingly in younger men with prostate cancer

From 2004 to 2009, marked increase in observation among men with low-risk prostate cancer has been observed.

Combination prostate biopsy could yield improved results

Combination prostate biopsy could yield improved results

Prostate biopsies that combine both magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology and ultrasound appear to give more accurate results, according to a new study.

Men may be more susceptible to the flu and to experiencing worse symptoms

Men may be more susceptible to the flu and to experiencing worse symptoms

A new study shows that men may be more likely to catch the flu than women and suffer in excess from the symptoms.

Overdetection of PSA recurrence after radical prostatectomy more likely in older patients

Overdetection of PSA recurrence after radical prostatectomy more likely in older patients

For some men, prostate cancer recurrence may be overdetected, especially in those aged over 70.

Professional recommendations against prostate cancer screening have little impact on practice

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The effect of guidelines recommending that elderly men should not be routinely screened for prostate cancer has been minimal at best, according to a new study.

For prostate cancer screening, guidelines have little effect on clinical practice

For prostate cancer screening, guidelines have little effect on clinical practice

Guidelines recommending clinicians not routinely screen elderly men for prostate cancer have had a minimal effect on practice.

Lacking prostate cancer knowledge linked to greater decisional conflict

Lacking prostate cancer knowledge linked to greater decisional conflict

For economically disadvantaged men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer, poor knowledge about prostate cancer is associated with increased decisional conflict.

Prior diagnosis of depression worsens outcomes in prostate cancer

Prior diagnosis of depression worsens outcomes in prostate cancer

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Men with diagnosed depressive disorders are less likely to pursue definitive treatment options for prostate cancer and more likely to have poorer outcomes.

Bike riding may up prostate cancer risk

Bike riding may up prostate cancer risk

Researchers found that cyclists who bike more may face a higher risk of prostate cancer, but not a greater chance of infertility or erectile dysfunction.

Link between vasectomy and prostate cancer greater in high-grade cases

Link between vasectomy and prostate cancer greater in high-grade cases

Vasectomy is associated with an increased incidence of prostate cancer overall during extended follow-up, with an elevated risk seen for high-grade and lethal cancer.

Depressed men with prostate cancer have worse outcomes

Depressed men with prostate cancer have worse outcomes

Depressed men with a diagnosis of intermediate- or high-risk prostate cancer have worse overall outcomes.

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