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3 years 11 months ago

FDA approves new drug for prostate cancer

A first-of-a-kind prostate cancer treatment that uses the body's immune system to fight the disease received federal approval Thursday, offering an important alternative to more intensive treatments like chemotherapy. Dendreon Corp.'s Provenge vaccine trains the immune system to fight tumors. It's called a "vaccine" even though it treats disease...

4 years 1 month ago

Prostate test guidelines include warning

Months after experts discounted the importance of routine mammograms and Pap smears for many women, the American Cancer Society is warning more explicitly than ever that regular testing for prostate cancer is of questionable value too, and can do men more harm than good. The cancer society has not...

4 years 4 months ago

Cancer diagnosis could spawn heart attack

The first thing your should do after receiving a cancer diagnosis--take a deep breath and relax! Researchers in Sweden studied data collected from men diagnosed with prostate cancer. They found that patients diagnosed with the disease were three times more likely to have a heart attack in the first...

4 years 6 months ago

Prostate cancer treatment linked to heart risks

A common treatment for prostate cancer may slightly increase patients' risk of heart problems, new research says. Experts said the findings could make doctors think twice before prescribing the standard hormone treatment to men with prostate cancer, particularly if they are at risk of heart disease. The research was...

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