Prostate Cancer

Advanced Prostate Cancer: Caregiving 101

Receiving a diagnosis of prostate cancer is shocking enough. To also get information that the cancer is advanced can have a devastating effect on the relationship between you and your loved one. Being a caregiver to someone living with advanced prost...

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Genetic Counselor Explains BRCA Genetic Mutations

Dana Clark, M.S., L.C.G.C., at the Basser Center for BRCA at Penn Medicine, discusses when you’re at a high risk for BRCA gene mutations, what testing involves, and what misconceptions she commonly encounters.

By Elizabeth Millard

New Prostate Cancer Screening Advice: Check With Your Doctor About PSA Testing

The United States Preventative Services Task Force has issued a new statement updating its 2012 recommendations for PSA testing to screen for prostate cancer.

By Diane Domina

Tumor Changes Can Help Determine Best Prostate Cancer Therapy

A new study suggests examining how prostate cancer tumors change, and are expected to change, over time – called tumor evolution – can help determine how aggressive the cancer is and how it should be treated.

By Diane Domina

Cancer Screen Week Highlights Screening Challenges

Cancer screening is less straightforward than it might seem. Screening isn’t routinely recommended for some cancers, and has confusing guidelines about others.

By PJ Hamel

Aggressive Prostate Cancer and Low Vitamin D

Lower levels of vitamin D are linked to an increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer. Here’s what to know.

By David Levine

Meet the Experts

David Levine

David Levine (@dlloydlevine) is co-chairman of Science Writers in New York and writes for The New York Times, Reuters Health, Scientific American Mind, Nature Medicine, the Los Angeles Times, Nautilus, and the Smithsonian.

Tim Gower

Health Writer

Timothy Gower is an award-winning journalist who writes about health and medicine. His work has appeared in more than two dozen major magazines and newspapers, including Prevention, Reader’s Digest, and the Los Angeles Times.

Pete Kelly

Pete Kelly is a freelance writer based in northern New Jersey. He has been a medical editor and writer for more than two decades, focusing on diabetes, medical education, and psychiatry. He also has worked as a daily newspaper reporter and editor.

David Levine

David Levine (@dlloydlevine) is co-chairman of Science Writers in New York and writes for The New York Times, Reuters Health, Scientific American Mind, Nature Medicine, the Los Angeles Times, Nautilus, and the Smithsonian.

Health News

New Prostate Cancer Screening Advice: Check With Your Doctor About PSA Testing

The United States Preventative Services Task Force has issued a new statement updating its 2012 recommendations for PSA testing to screen for prostate cancer.

Tumor Changes Can Help Determine Best Prostate Cancer Therapy

A new study suggests examining how prostate cancer tumors change, and are expected to change, over time – called tumor evolution – can help determine how aggressive the cancer is and how it should be treated.

Men Often Delay Seeking Treatment for Urinary Incontinence

A recent study suggests many men put up with symptoms of stress incontinence for years before talking to their doctor about the problem. In fact, up to a third of men with incontinence may delay seeking treatment for more than five years.