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URO TODAY: Older men (75+) with health insurance, or who are satisfied with life, or always had emotional support are significantly more likely to get a regular PSA test for cancer, US researchers report. READ MORE>

However, men who had no routine health checkup; were divorced, widowed, or separated; or had less than a high school education were significantly less likely to report having had a PSA test

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URO TODAY: Higher levels of serum free testosterone are associated with an increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer among older men, say Johns Hopkins researchers. READ MORE>

These data highlight the importance of prospective trials to insure the safety of testosterone-replacement therapy.

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TIME: In the largest analysis of its kind, new research pinpoints how long older men who are diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer can expect to live if they opt for a conservative, “watchful waiting” approach to their cancer treatment — as opposed to seeking immediate, aggressive therapies such as surgery and radiation. READ MORE>

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JUNE 11: URO TODAY: Research has found that healthy older men may derive the same benefits from prostate cancer treatment as younger men. READ MORE>

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JUNE 6:  INSCIENCES: Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the US have found that older men, who are otherwise healthy, benefit from aggressive treatment for unfavorable-risk prostate cancer, a finding that draws contrasts with a recent US Preventive Task Force recommendation stating that older men should not be screened for prostate cancer. READ MORE>

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