Are PSA tests not worth the risk in checking for prostate cancer?  is it worth getting a psa test or not? Until recently this was a no brainer. Every man over the age of 50 was strongly encouraged to get a psa test in case there was a high psa count or there was a rapid increase in psa. Recently there has been a change in thinking now that the numbers have been crunched.

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chromosomesA test for the aggressiveness of prostate cancer would be extremely useful in working out whether to take direct action or to continue watchful waiting.

Recently, a study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has identified eight gene mutations known as gene fusions which indicate aggressive forms of prostate cancer. This gives great hope for improved strategies for treatment. Read more …

cane toad for prostate cancer?Poison from cane toads has been shown to be effective in killing prostate cancer cells. In China medicine made from toad poison is called chan su and is used to treat heart failure, sore throats, skin conditions and other ailments. Read more …