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Pros and Cons of PSA Testing for Prostate Cancer

PSA testing for prostate cancer is controversial. Many say as a screening tool it’s inaccurate and mostly beside the point because of how slowly it most often grows. Others find value in it.

Prostate, Hair Loss Drug Linked to Risk of Diabetes, High Cholesterol

A widely used drug to treat enlarged prostate — and off-label to treat hair loss — may increase a man’s risk for diabetes, high cholesterol and fatty liver disease. It may also worsen erectile dysfunction. Avodart (dutasteride) is approved to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), the medical term for an…