Medical Advances in Prostate Cancer Screening

Before we tackle the medical advances in improving prostate cancer screenings by reducing their harmful effects, let’s take a look at some basic facts. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. It often grows slowly, so symptoms may not appear for years. However, screening tests can detect prostate cancer early when it’s easier to treat successfully. It’s also

AI Could Predict Prostate Cancer Relapses After Surgery

Pathology tests using artificial intelligence (AI) to characterize tissue samples can accurately predict clinically significant progression of prostate cancer after surgery, according to recent studies. Artificial intelligence has broad application prospects in the field of prostate cancer. In fact, more and more scientists are devoting themselves to AI-related prostate cancer research. However, more cooperation between different countries and institutions would be

Exercise and its Benefits for Cancer Patients

Doctors have at times advised cancer patients to avoid exercise due to fears that it might worsen their condition. However, recent research has shown that exercise can actually have a number of benefits for cancer patients. People with cancer often experience a wide range of symptoms that can make everyday activities a challenge. Fatigue, pain, and anxiety are just a

What Makes Prostate Cancer More Aggressive?

Scientists have discovered a molecule that may contribute to making prostate cancer more aggressive. They call it Nogo Receptor 2 (NgR2), and it’s a neuronal molecule. However, they also uncovered a promising treatment that could counter these more aggressive cancers. As we know, prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men. In fact, it is second only

Online Support Groups, Why Join Them?

To clarify, men’s online support groups are online gatherings where men share experiences and support each other. A place they can enjoy the companionship of other men in their prostate cancer journey. General support groups may be useful for patients dealing with all types of cancer. However, they would benefit more from a group specifically for patients who have a

Genetic Risk and Referrals for Earlier Diagnosis

Some men are more likely to develop prostate cancer, in many cases due to high genetic risk. Recent studies have shown that incorporating this factor into the referral process for prostate cancer could allow for earlier diagnosis. Additionally, it comes with the benefit of avoiding unnecessary biopsies in men at a lower risk of prostate cancer. Since prostate biopsies are

Treatment-resistant Prostate Cancer

Unfortunately, there are cases of treatment-resistant prostate cancer. However, researchers have found ways around these issues. Trials are underway and show great promise. In many cases, prostate cancer tumors do not become aggressive. These can go on with minimal or even no treatment. Other circumstances bring more aggressive tumors, which doctors usually treat with radiation therapy or surgery. This is

Mapping Tumors’ Genes: Spatial Transcriptomics

Mapping tumors at a genetic level is a new technique that allows researchers to study tumors in more detail. First of all, it provides scientists with a view of the tissue sample’s genetic changes without having to break them up. This gives them more accuracy when identifying mutated cells and what area of an organ they are located. Scientists have

Cryotherapy: An Alternative to Prostate Cancer Surgery

People often refer to cryotherapy as cryosurgery, however, the procedure itself is not actually a form of surgery. In fact, the way it functions is by freezing the prostate to destroy cancer cells. In most cases, doctors resort to cryotherapy if radiation therapy has failed to stop cancer. Other situations doctors may opt for cryotherapy instead of traditional surgery, would