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PROSTABLOG NZ: Researchers have found a way for doctors to predict aggressive prostate cancer, according to a story on a website called EMAX HEALTH.

If only.

In fact, the discovery is nothing of the kind, and that becomes obvious in the last sentence:

MRI was able to help diagnose hidden prostate tumours 87 percent of the time in 31 men studied, and could help predict aggressive prostate cancer in a large percentage of men.

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EXAMINER.COM: Reports of Bernie Madoff’s terminal prostate cancer appear to be highly exaggerated, perhaps another scheme on the master schemer’s part to generate sympathy among inmates or the general public. READ MORE>

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JUNE 5: URO TODAY:  Data from a Swedish study do not support the hypothesis that high serum calcium levels are a risk factor for prostate cancer. On the contrary, the data suggest that high serum levels of calcium in young overweight men may be a marker for a decreased risk of developing prostate cancer. READ MORE>

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MAY 25: NEW PROSTATE CANCER INFO-LINK:  There is some media buzz around publication of the results of a Phase I trial of Zyflamend, a commercially available herbal concoction.  However, this information is not particularly new. READ MORE>

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May 1: NEW PROSTATE CANCER INFO-LINK:  There is still no “level 1″ evidence to support nutrition and lifestyle interventions for prevention or treatment of prostate cancer (ie, no compelling data from large, randomized, controlled clinical trials), the American Urological Association heard this week. READ MORE>

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NATURAL PRODUCTS: A combination therapy of vitamin E, selenium and soy does not prevent the progression from high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (HGPIN) to prostate cancer, according to new research from Canada. READ MORE>

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TECHBOUNDARY V3: Men could reduce their risk of developing prostate cancer through regular masturbation, researchers suggest. They say cancer-causing chemicals could build up in the prostate if men do not ejaculate regularly. READ MORE>

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RECORDER & TIMES:  ANOTHER statistic helps patients decide about the value of the PSA test: 1,410 men have to be screened by the PSA test, and an additional 48 men treated, to prevent one prostate cancer death. This means that a massive screening program would have only a modest effect on mortality and some men would get treatment and complications they didn’t need. READ MORE>

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PROSTATE CANCER (website): THE top 10 myths about prostate cancer include claims a lot of men get it but few die, it affects only elderly men, and if you don’t have symptoms like urination problems then you don’t have it. All are untrue. READ MORE>

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