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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.

Overactive Bladder, Thyroid and Prostate Cancer

Welcome back. Today we have news about a drug that doesn’t do the bad thing it was expected to do, another drug that does a bad thing that wasn’t expected to do and a third drug that is used too often. Read on and, please, when offered a medicine, always…

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…