Category Archives: men’s health

Screening recommendations change for prostate cancer — here’s why

BY JIM HOWE Whether to screen a man for prostate cancer should involve a discussion with his doctor and, possibly, a simple blood test, a federal advisory panel says. Draft guidelines released this spring from the influential U.S. Preventive Services … Continue reading

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Preserving future fatherhood This service helps boys and men with cancer maintain their ability to father children.

BY JIM HOWE Some cancers, and some cancer treatments, can cause male reproductive damage. But a variety of techniques available through Upstate’s Male Fertility Preservation Program can help men with a cancer diagnosis or temporary or permanent infertility issue. “Survival … Continue reading

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Removing a hidden cancer: Surgeon avoided nerves when he removed prostate; patient – and wife – are thankful

BY AMBER SMITH Prostate cancer usually grows slowly. Unfortunately, Patrick Young’s cancer was aggressive, and furtive. It hid itself around the top side of his prostate, in the back, where a biopsy needle would be unlikely to reach. Fortunately, Patrick … Continue reading

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Breast cancer gene also increases risk of prostate cancer

BY AMBER SMITH Although prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men in the United States, the disease kills fewer than 3 percent of those diagnosed. It typically grows slowly, becoming deadly after it metastasizes, or spreads beyond … Continue reading

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Can she outsmart a gene? Young scientist strives to influence prostate cancer cells

Once prostate cancer spreads, treatment usually includes hormones known as androgen deprivation therapy. “This shuts down testosterone production, which is effective for a while but associated with big quality-of-life costs,” explains Rebecca Sager, a fourth-year MD/PhD student at Upstate who … Continue reading

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Every man’s at risk: Expert gives an overview of prostate cancer, ‘watchful waiting,’ ‘active surveillance’

Who is at risk? “If you’re a man and you live long enough, you will develop prostate cancer,” says Rakesh Khanna, MD, an assistant professor of urology at Upstate. It’s the most common cancer in American men, other than skin … Continue reading

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