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Time to give the dreaded digital rectal examination the finger

2016-09-15T11:34:55+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] An evidence review and screening trial found that in most cases, it is time to abandon the digital rectal exam (DRE) if a prostate specific antigen (PSA) test is done. ‘When PSA testing is used, the DRE rarely assists in diagnosing significant disease … [and] should be abandoned in common clinical practice,’ said study author Dr Ryan Terlecki of Wake Forest School of Medicine. The dreaded finger exam to check for prostate cancer used to be a mainstay of check-ups for older men. With its value now in question, some doctors [...]

Time to give the dreaded digital rectal examination the finger 2016-09-15T11:34:55+00:00

Prostate Cancer Aggression ‘Linked to Waist Size’

2016-06-03T11:00:09+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Men with larger waistlines could be at higher risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer, a study has suggested. Research on 140,000 men from eight European countries found that a 4in (10cm) larger waist circumference could increase the chances of getting the cancer by 13%. Men were most at risk when their waist was bigger than 37in (94cm), the University of Oxford study found. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. The study, which was presented at the European Obesity Summit in Gothenburg, Sweden, looked at the association between body [...]

Prostate Cancer Aggression ‘Linked to Waist Size’ 2016-06-03T11:00:09+00:00