Older men should talk to their doctors about the pros and cons of prostate cancer screening and make an individual decision that is right for them, an influential national panel of experts has proposed. The new recommendation, based on new data from a European trial as well as changes in the way men with prostate
There’s no denying how important it is to raise awareness about breast cancer, so it makes complete sense that we give so much attention to the disease every October. What makes a little less sense is why so few people know prostate cancer, which runs rampant among men, has it’s own awareness month in September.
Reducing testosterone levels with androgen deprivation therapy, or A.D.T., is a common treatment for prostate cancer. But a new study has found that it more than doubles the risk of dementia. Previous studies linked the hormone treatment to an increased risk of depression and Alzheimer’s disease. This new study considered all types of dementia. Researchers