Gold nanoparticles could help destroy prostate cancer, say researchers

Prostate cancer is treatable, and results are best when doctors detect it early. However, treatment can be unpleasant and cause significant side effects. Due to its high prevalence, researchers are constantly looking for improved treatment options

Gold nanoparticles could help destroy prostate cancer, say researchersTreatment options include radiation therapy, chemotherapy, cryotherapy, and radical prostatectomy, which is the removal of the entire prostate gland and some of the surrounding tissue. In an on-going clinical trial, researchers are using gold nanoparticles to target prostate cancer cells. So far, the results are promising, and side effects are relatively minimal. Recently, a team […]

Prostate cancer detection using MRI now first-line investigation tool in the UK

Men with prostate cancers under the NHS would soon get non-invasive MRI scans for detections after a health body (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence or NICE) has given its approval

Prostate cancer detection using MRI now first-line investigation tool in the UKAt present the MRI scans for detection have undergone pilot trials in three areas only and may soon be available all over Wales. The NICE approval states that these scans are non-invasive and are also cost-effective. These scans can successfully detect more cancers says the health body. NICE would be releasing finalised recommendations or guidelines […]

Inflammatory bowel disease in men increases risk of prostate cancer

Men with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are four to five times at higher risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to researchers including one of Indian-origin. IBD is inflammation of all or part of the digestive tract and is a common chronic condition that includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

Inflammatory bowel disease in men increases risk of prostate cancerThe findings showed that men with IBD have higher than average prostate-specific antigen (PSA) – a substance produced by the prostate gland. Early detection and a healthy lifestyle can prevent the cancer, the researchers said. According to the latest research, men with inflammatory bowel disease have a significantly higher risk of developing prostate cancer. Inflammatory […]

Universal 10-minute cancer test in sight, state scientists

Scientists have developed a universal cancer test that can detect traces of the disease in a patient’s bloodstream. The cheap and simple test uses a colour-changing fluid to reveal the presence of malignant cells anywhere in the body and provides results in less than 10 minutes

Universal 10-minute cancer test in sight, state scientistsScientists have created an experimental test that can detect cancer in less than 10 minutes. The test uses a DNA feature that seems to be common to all types of cancer and does not occur in healthy tissue. A team at the University of Queensland in Australia has discovered that DNA fragments from cancer cells […]

Study reveals early-age drinking makes prostate cancer more aggressive

Among men getting a prostate biopsy, those with a history of consuming seven or more drinks a week are more likely than non-drinkers to be diagnosed with an aggressive tumour, a study suggests

Study reveals early-age drinking makes prostate cancer more aggressiveResearchers found a three-fold increased risk of having a high-grade tumour in these men, no matter whether the heavy drinking occurred in youth – ages 15 to 19 – or in later decades, according to the results published in Cancer Prevention Research. There was no link, however, between current alcohol consumption and tumour grade. The […]

Men here’s why you can’t afford to ignore your health issues, especially prostate problems

Early diagnosis is crucial for recovery. Many men put it off at considerable risk. Clearly, the later you leave it, the more complex the treatment and the more reduced the recovery ratio. This walnut-sized gland is the one nut you want to look after

Men here’s why you can’t afford to ignore your health issues, especially prostate problemsIn helicopters, the Jesus nut is a slang term for a crucial link that holds the rotor blades of some helicopters together. Failure of this nut will, clearly, have catastrophic effects. However, I wish to concentrate on another nut, one that is peculiar to the male of the species and is said to be situated […]

Eating dinner early can reduce risk of breast, prostate cancer

If you tend to eat your dinner later in the night and closer to bedtime, you may want to reconsider. An earlier dinner time was linked to a lower risk of breast and prostate cancer in a new study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) in Spain

Eating dinner early can reduce risk of breast, prostate cancerThe relationship between food and cancer has been investigated a great deal. For instance, regularly eating fresh vegetables has been shown to reduce cancer risk. Conversely, regularly eating red meat increases the risk of certain cancers. Over the years, there have also been a number of studies looking at the links between obesity and cancer. […]

Prostate cancer: Scientists reveal new way to target stubborn cells

A new compound that targets hard-to-treat prostate cancer cells may pave the way for a new, more successful treatment in the future, a new study reports

Prostate cancer: Scientists reveal new way to target stubborn cellsThe study, which is now published in Nature Communications, notes that this particular compound targets areas that lead to the multiplication of prostate cancer cells. The researchers, at the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine in New York City, created a compound called cyclic peptoids. Cyclic peptoids specifically seek targets that current prostate cancer […]

Prostate cancer symptoms: Here’s how you can recognise them

 When a man reaches about age 25, his prostate begins to grow. This natural growth is called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and it is the most common cause of prostate enlargement. This cancer can lead to enlargement and weakening of the prostate, which in turn can block the urethra

Prostate cancer symptoms: Here’s how you can recognise themCancer of the prostate, the walnut-sized gland located below the bladder, is the most common non-skin cancer affecting men. “A simple rectal exam which takes less than a minute and a yearly PSA blood test starting at age 40 are good screening tools urologists use to detect any changes in the prostate gland,” writes Dr […]

Can aspirin really help treat cancer? Researchers provide analysis

Overall, the analysis revealed that the chances of surviving a cancer diagnosis were 20-30% greater among people who took aspirin compared with those who did not. This was true at any given point after receiving the diagnosis

Can aspirin really help treat cancer? Researchers provide analysisPeter Elwood, of the Cochrane Institute of Primary Care and Public Health at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom, is the lead and corresponding author of the new analysis, which was published in the journal PLOS One. Elwood explains the motivation for the research, saying, “The use of low-dose aspirin as a preventive in heart […]
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