prostate cancer

How Early Balding Is Linked to Prostate Cancer

No man looks forward to the first signs of balding — especially early in life — but now there’s fresh evidence that losing your hair may be a harbinger of a more serious health concern and worth tracking for reasons other …

A Blood Test for Cancer?

Any cancer doctor will tell you that the earlier you pick up a tumor, the better your chances are of treating it and getting it under control.

So researchers at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago are announcing some welcome news on that front. Scientists at the biotechnology company Chronix …

In high-risk men, drug may help prevent prostate cancer

A four-year study of more than 8,000 men between the ages of 50 to 75 who had an elevated risk for developing prostate cancer found that those who took the drug dutasteride (sold as Avodart) were less likely to develop prostate cancer than those taking a placebo. What’s more, study participants taking dutasteride were significantly less …

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