New blood test detects prostate cancer without need for biopsy, study finds

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"Men of a younger age can still get prostate cancer, which is why it's important to discuss testing for prostate cancer with your doctor", Dr. Brasfield continued.

In honor of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Ascension Saint Thomas shares a sobering reminder from our partner Dr. Gautum "Tom" Jayram (pictured at right) of Urology Associates, P.C. "Whether it's due to improved screening or geographic differences remains to be seen".

"After the fertility stage, the prostate is a useless organ", Pendleton said.

Angle's Parsortix has demonstrated the potential to out-perform current standard of care in the detection and assessment of prostate cancer, in a new study undertaken in the early stage of the disease.

A group of men are hoping to lay strong roots for the fight against prostate cancer by pushing wheelbarrows of radishes through their village.

"As we age, the risk of prostate cancer increases", Pendleton said.

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The project is being organised to support Prostate Cancer UK's March for Men initiative, which counts the well-known football presenter Jeff Stelling among its most high-profile supporters. The American Cancer Society projects there will be 175,000 prostate cancer diagnoses in the US and about 32,000 deaths from prostate cancer in 2019, which is a 6% to 7% increase from 2018. This may be because screening for prostate cancer is becoming more widespread in many countries.

Currently, investigation of symptoms for prostate cancer is typically made via a blood test measuring prostate specific antigen protein levels in the blood. There is also a new urinary test that checks for additional cancer markers. Men must meet the American Cancer Society Screening criteria to be eligible for this free program. "With the MRI technology, we miss fewer significant cancers and conduct fewer unnecessary biopsies".

"One test earlier this year came back very high and I was referred to West Suffolk Hospital where a biopsy of my prostate was taken". African American men or men with a family history of the disease should begin screenings at age 40.

Prostate cancer has traditionally been described as a disease of the "aging male". The risk increases with increasing number of affected relatives, such that men with two or three first-degree relatives affected have a five-fold and 11-fold increased risk of prostate cancer, respectively.

What if cancer is found? "And, as is the case with other types of cancers, treatment works best with early diagnosis".

"A lot of our low-grade prostate cancer patients will be placed under an active-surveillance protocol, where we do regular biopsies to be sure the cancer is not progressing", Pendleton said.