Items tagged as "prostate"
"Anytime a physician prescribes a medication, there are going to be some risks associated with that medication," says William Young, Jr., M.D., the chair of Mayo Clinic's Division of Endocrinology. Dr. Young says advertising for testosterone medications to treat so-called low T, particularly during televised sporting events, is prompting men to seek out prescriptions [...]Created by Dennis Douda
ROCHESTER, Minn. — June 13, 2012. There is a lot of conflicting advice about prostate cancer screening. A recent U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recommendation against prostate-specific antigen testing, regardless of age, has added to men's confusion about how to protect themselves from a cancer that hits roughly 240,000 new [...]Created by Joe Dangor
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORY Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions — increased blood pressure, a high blood sugar level, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levers — that occur together. Expert Answers Helping children cope: Tips for talking about tragedy Heart rate: What's normal? Mild cognitive impairment [...]Created by Dana Sparks
Three-fourths of men ages 40–49 could safely avoid annual prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for an additional 10 years if their baseline PSA falls in the lowest 75th percentile. A Mayo Clinic study looked at prostate outcomes in a random sample of 268 men, ages 40–49, in Olmsted County, Minn., since 1990. Each patient was [...]Created by Dana Sparks
The “on-off” switches of genes that occur early in the development of prostate cancer could be used as biomarkers to detect the disease months or even years earlier. This Mayo Clinic study found these biomarkers — known as DNA methylation profiles — also can predict if the cancer is going to recur and if that recurrence [...]Created by Dana Sparks