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 …

Risk for radiation-induced second primary cancer (RTSPC) is low and may differ by radiation technique

While radiation therapy cures many cancers, many men worry that radiation-induced sub-lethal damage to healthy tissue may someday result in a second primary cancer in the irradiated field. … READ MORE …

Does a diagnosis of prostate cancer really increase risk for a later diagnosis of melanoma?

New data from analysis of data from two large epidemiological studies does seem to suggest that this may, perhaps, be the case — at least among largely white healthcare professionals. However, we should emphasize up front (and as usual) that there is no actual evidence of cause and effect in the association identified by the research team. … READ MORE …

Risk for secondary cancers after first-line radiation therapy for prostate cancer

There is a recognized risk for development of secondary primary cancers (SPCs) after first-line treatment with radiation therapy for localized prostate cancer. However, a new article suggests that newer forms of radiation therapy may have noticeably reduced that risk. … READ MORE …

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