Prostate Cancer

The latest prostate cancer news, advice, and information, including screening, diagnosis, treatments, side effects, and real stories about men living with the disease.

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An Algorithm That Can Identify High-Risk Prostate Cancer

Researchers have been working on a tool that can identify low- and high-risk prostate cancer more accurately.

By Diane Domina

Top 10 Foods for Prostate Cancer Prevention

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men. Add these 10 foods to your diet to help lower your risk of developing prostate cancer.

By Jacqueline Ho

Prostate Cancer Survival vs. Side Effects

Men with early prostate cancer often say they’d trade survival odds for a better quality of life with fewer treatment side effects.

By Diane Domina

Prostate Cancer and Your Mental Health

Men with prostate cancer suffer high rates of depression and anxiety. Here's why mental haelth care is an important part of your treatment plan.

By Sheila M. Eldred

Can Hormones Make Prostate Cancer Worse?

A new study shows that some types of prostate cancer can grow and spread in response to standard hormone treatments.

By Diane Domina

Teen Drinking and Prostate Cancer

Teen boys between 15 and 19 who drink have more than three times the risk of developing high-grade prostate cancer later in life than those who don’t drink.

By Diane Domina

Prostate Cancer? A New Blood Test Can Help

If you have advanced prostate cancer, a blood test for a protein called AR-V7 may help predict how you'll respond to specific treatments.

By Diane Domina

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

Should You Get Prostate Cancer Screening?

Not all men should get PSA tests to screen for prostate cancer, according to new recommendations from The United States Preventative Services Task Force.

By Diane Domina

Analyzing Tumor Changes in Prostate Cancer

Looking at how prostate cancer tumors change over time may help determine how aggressive the cancer is and how it should be treated, according to a new study.

By Diane Domina

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

Should You Get Prostate Cancer Screening?

Not all men should get PSA tests to screen for prostate cancer, according to new recommendations from The United States Preventative Services Task Force.

Analyzing Tumor Changes in Prostate Cancer

Looking at how prostate cancer tumors change over time may help determine how aggressive the cancer is and how it should be treated, according to a new study.

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.