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Circumcision Cuts Prostate Cancer Risk

Circumcision might reduce a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer by 15 percent, according to new research published online March 12 in Cancer. Of 1,754 men surveyed who had been diagnosed with prostate cancer, fewer—percentage-wise—had been circumcised than the 1,645 men who did not have prostate cancer. Men with more aggressive forms of prostate cancer [...]

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Nuclear Commission fines VA over botched prostate cancer radiation therapies

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is being fined for botching 97 of 116 procedures to treat prostate cancer among men seeking care at the agency’s medical center in Philadelphia. Although the punishment, which adds up to a mere $227,500, might not sound like more than a slap on the wrist, it is coming [...]

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A genetic marker for aggressive prostate cancer emerges

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A host of genome-wide studies has shown that a man’s genetic makeup can predispose him to prostate cancer, currently the most common form of cancer in men other than skin cancer. Most older men will, in fact, eventually develop some lesions that would be clinically diagnosed as prostate cancer, even though a minority of those [...]

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