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Family history important factor for prostate cancer: Study

Prostate cancer is often a rather indolent disease with favourable prognosis that often does not require treatment but there are also aggressive types that can be mortal.

TRAGIC: Parents of Olympic champion fighting cancer

TRAGIC: Parents of Olympic champion fighting cancer

The swimmer's father has prostate cancer, and mother has breast cancer.

Prostate cancer risk can be predicted by testing gene mutation: Study

The findings by researchers in the US revealed that 11.8 per cent of men with metastatic prostate cancer had mutations in at least one gene known to help repair Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) -- such as BRCA1 and BRCA2.

Eat nuts to cut mortality risk from prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed and second most lethal cancer for men.

Overweight men at increased risk of prostate cancer

 Men should try to maintain a healthy weight as researchers have found that higher body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference are associated with an increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer.

Hormone therapy for prostate cancer ups depression

Elderly men being treated with hormone therapy for prostate cancer are likely to experience an increased risk of depression, a study has found.

Cholesterol-fighting molecule can kill cancer cells: Study

Scientists have found that a compound developed as a cholesterol-fighting molecule not only halts the progression of prostate cancer, but can also kill cancerous cells. Standard treatment for prostate cancer can include chemotherapy that targets receptors on cancer cells, researchers said.

Cholesterol-lowering drug can kill prostate cancer cells

 A compound initially developed to reduce cholesterol molecule levels can not only halt the progression of prostate cancer but can also kill the deadly cancerous cells in the human body, a new study shows.

Tomatoes, raw or cooked: Which is healthier?

Lycopene, the red pigment that gives tomatoes their colour, is believed to offer protection against certain types of cancer.

Active surveillance recommended for low-risk prostate cancer

The monitoring combined with information on the low-risk nature of men their disease may partly explain the similar quality of life.

Now, a urine test that 'sniffs' out prostate cancer

The test involves inserting urine samples into the Odoreader that are then measured using algorithms developed by the research team.

Men less aware about sexual health risk post prostate surgery

Within three months of their surgery, 336 patients were questioned regarding the sexual function information that they had received pre-operatively as well as their erectile function and penile changes following the operation. 

Prostate cancer patients can benefit from Yoga

Men with prostate cancer who are undergoing radiation therapy can benefit from practicing yoga.

No-Shave November: Say hello to facial hair and kiss your razors goodbye!

So, men have you kissed your razors goodbye? If you haven't yet, put down your razors, let your beard grow and proudly don that moustache!

Call to improve radiotherapy access for all as shortfall looms

As per a recent study, tackling the global shortfall in radiotherapy could save millions of lives and boost the economy of poorer countries.

New biomarker for breast and prostate cancers found

Researchers have identified a novel genetic biomarker responsible for the progression of many breast and prostate cancers.

Black men likelier to die from prostate cancer than white counterparts

 A new study has claimed that black men are twice as likely to suffer from prostate cancer as compared to white men.

Prostate cancer of five different types: Study

British researchers have for the first time identified five distinct types of prostate cancer, each with a characteristic genetic fingerprint.

Shift work not linked to prostate cancer: Study

While the overall risk of developing cancer may be higher among shift workers, they do not develop prostate cancer more frequently than their colleagues who work during the day, a large study involving around 28,000 employees has found.

Night shifts increases cancer risk: Study

Higher levels of sex hormones at the 'wrong' time may be blamed for increased cancer risk in night shift workers, says a new study.