Medical News Today: Prostate cancer: New, quicker test to assess metastasis risk

A newly developed test can detect the risk of metastasis in people with prostate cancer at a quicker rate, lower cost, and using smaller tissue samples.

Medical News Today: Gold nanoparticles could destroy prostate cancer

By coating nanoparticles with gold, researchers have successfully destroyed prostate cancer cells in people without damaging surrounding tissue.

Medical News Today: Prostate cancer and back pain

Back pain is a common complaint with many possible causes. In some cases, chronic, unexplained back pain can occur with advanced prostate cancer. Learn more here.

Medical News Today: PSA levels after prostatectomy

A prostatectomy is one treatment option for prostate cancer. It involves the surgical removal of the prostate gland. Following a prostatectomy, doctors carry out regular prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing to check that the cancer is not returning. Learn more about PSA after a prostatectomy here.

Medical News Today: Can drinking alcohol lead to prostate cancer?

Doctors do not fully understand what causes prostate cancer. This disease may have an association with alcohol, but scientists need to do more research to confirm the potential link. Here, learn more about the risks of alcohol, how doctors screen for and treat prostate cancer, and the survival rates for this disease.

Medical News Today: What are the most common causes of pelvic pain in men?

Pelvic pain in men can result from a range of issues, including a hernia, prostatitis, and appendicitis. This pain occurs somewhere between the navel and groin. Treatment depends on the cause and may involve antibiotics. Learn about the most common causes of pelvic pain in men here.

Medical News Today: What is bone metastases in prostate cancer?

When prostate cancer spreads to the bones, this is known as bone metastases. Although there is no cure for this advanced stage of prostate cancer, treatment can help relieve symptoms, improve quality of life, and extend life expectancy. Learn more here.

Medical News Today: Prostate cancer: Scientists reveal new way to target stubborn cells

Prostate cancer is common, so findings new ways to destroy it is very important. Now, researchers believe that they may have found a new drug target.

Medical News Today: Is regular screening for prostate cancer really necessary?

A panel of experts from the United Kingdom is asking whether regular screening for prostate cancer actually brings enough benefits to outweigh the risks.

Medical News Today: Why does hormone therapy worsen some prostate cancers?

Some prostate cancers resist androgen-targeting therapy and continue to spread because the treatment alters the environment of tumor cells, a study shows.