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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

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

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

New Advice About Prostate Cancer Screening

Should you be screened for prostate cancer? These new guidelines say no if you're older than 70.

By Berkeley Wellness

What Do You Know About Prostate Biopsy?

A prostate biopsy, performed on an outpatient basis, takes about 20 minutes and is used to diagnose or rule out prostate cancer. Here’s what to expect.

By HealthAfter50

What Is Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer is a serious and common health problem among American men. Here's what you should know, including symptoms, screening, and diagnosis.

By HealthAfter50

Making Sense of Prostate Cancer Tumor Stages

The TNM staging system describes how far prostate cancer has spread and helps determine appropriate treatment options.

By HealthAfter50

What Is a Gleason Score?

If you have prostate cancer, your Gleason score helps you understand how aggressive the cancer is, and it helps you choose the best treatment.

By HealthAfter50

How Effective Are Prostate Cancer Tests?

There are many tests out there to help diagnose prostate cancer, but it’s not yet clear how useful they are. Here’s what to consider.

By HealthAfter50

Early Prostate Cancer: Treat or Monitor?

Findings from a clinical trial suggest that avoiding traditional therapies for early prostate cancer is often a sensible decision.

By HealthAfter50