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Prostate Cancer: Survival vs. Treatment Side Effects

Men newly diagnosed with early prostate cancer often would trade some improvement in survival for fewer treatment side effects and a better quality of life.

By Diane Domina

Prostate Cancer and Your Mental Health

Men with prostate cancer suffer high rates of depression and anxiety, although most do not die from the disease.

By Sheila M. Eldred

Advanced Prostate Cancer: The Basics

Here’s what patients with prostate cancer that is not localized to the prostate and has spread further need to know.

By Jay Motola, M.D.

Hormone Therapy Can Make Prostate Cancer Worse

Some types of prostate cancer are resistant to, and can grow and spread in response to, standard hormone (androgen-targeted) therapy used to treat the disease.

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

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

Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer: When Is It Risky?

Should men with intermediate-risk prostate cancer be offered active surveillance as a treatment? Here’s what new research shows.

By David Levine

Costs to Treat Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Vary

How much does it cost to treat men who have low-risk prostate cancer, from the time a patient has his first appointment to follow-up testing years later?

By David Levine

HIFU for Prostate Cancer: Think Twice

If you have recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer, here’s what you should know before considering high intensity focused ultrasound.

By Tim Gower