Tag: "prostates" at medical news
Combined drug therapy prevents progression of prostate enlargement
...men at highest risk for BPH progression-those with prostates
larger than 40 ml (30 percent of participants) or serum PSAs above 4 ng/milliliter (20 percent of participants). "The combination therapy offers dramatically greater and longer-lasting relief from symptoms and, over time, the finasteride shrinks t...
Stanford researchers challenge value of widely used prostate cancer diagnostic methods
...ancer risk, Stamey and his colleagues examined 875 prostates
that had been surgically removed from cancer patients at Stanford University Medical Center between December 1984 and January 1997. The researchers measured the volume of cancer in each of the prostates, as well as a number of other factors known to ...
Possible outpatient relief for millions of older men: MD researcher develops improved technology to shrink enlarged prostate glands without surgery
...ranging from mild urinary obstruction to cancerous prostates
that can even cause death. Larsen's technology is designed to treat benign prostate enlargements that cause urinary obstruction and pain, not cancerous problems. BPH does not necessarily lead to prostate cancer, he says, but is loosely coupled. This ...
New Method Assesses Risk Of Advanced Cancer After Prostate Removal
...h, M.D., Hopkins' chiefof urology, who removed the prostates
of the 2000 patients in the study. "Andthe first thing doctors want to know is what type of follow-up treatment thepatient needs. Up until now, there hasn't been any sure way to know." In the most extensive follow-up study on the natural cour...
Four-Year Study Shows Long-Term Effectiveness Of Proscar In Treating Enlarged Prostates
...fluid thatcarries sperm. As men age, their prostates
enlarge and squeeze the urethra,prompting symptoms that include poor urinary flow, frequent urination,urgency to urinate and nighttime urination. The condition can progressto acute urinary retention or require surgery to prevent furthercomplications ...