The impact of bicycling on PSA levels … and risk for prostate cancer

Over the years it has been suggested, on and off, that bicycling may have impact on a man’s PSA levels and therefore on his potential risk for diagnosis of prostate cancer. However, there has never been any real evidence of such impact. … READ MORE …

Does diagnosis/treatment for prostate cancer increase risk for colorectal cancer too?

A newly published study in the journal of Cancer Control has again suggested the possibility that men treated for prostate cancer may be at elevated risk for a secondary diagnosis of colorectal cancer by comparison with similar men never diagnosed with prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

The complexity of assessment of prostate cancer risk

A new study just published online in the journal Cancer Discovery has helped to clarify — or perhaps “clarify” is the wrong word — just how complex risk for prostate cancer really is. … READ MORE …

Are you an “Illustrated Man”?

Heavily tattooed men with prostate cancer should be aware that there is a low risk — and probably only a very low risk indeed — that tattoo ink can migrate to the pelvic lymph nodes leading to misdiagnosis of node-positive prostate cancer when such patients are given PET/CT scans. … READ MORE …

PSA screening rates: 2005 to 2013

Numerous publications over the past 3 years have addressed the actual and potential consequences of the the US Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF’s) statement discouraging the use of routine PSA-based screening for prostate cancer in otherwise healthy men. … READ MORE …

Asthma and clinically serious prostate cancer: a possible “reverse” connection?

A new paper in the International Journal of Cancer has suggested that men who suffer may be less likely to be diagnosed with clinically significant prostate cancer or to die from this. … READ MORE …

How important is hanging onto your job during a recession?

There’s a new paper in an open-access journal called eCancer Medical Science that is asking a really tough question about links between unemployment and risk for prostate cancer mortality in the European Union nations. … READ MORE …

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