NEW YORK (AP) — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar revealed he had prostate cancer in a magazine article he wrote about health risks faced by Blacks.
Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA's career scoring leader, provided...
NEW YORK (AP) — Weatherman and morning TV co-host Al Roker has revealed that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will be undergoing surgery to have his prostate removed.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Worcester Polytechnic Institute has received a five-year, nearly $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a robotic system to detect and monitor...
CHICAGO (AP) — Alzheimer's disease may be a risk for older prostate cancer patients given hormone-blocking treatment, a large, U.S. government-funded analysis found.
CHICAGO (AP) — Newer drugs are substantially improving the chances of survival for some people with hard-to-treat forms of lung, breast and prostate cancer, doctors reported at the world's largest...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska motorists could show their support for military troops, wildlife or prostate cancer awareness by 2021 under two bills passed by lawmakers.
MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge in Miami recused himself from judging a lawsuit over an insurance company's denial of coverage for a prostate cancer treatment, calling it "immoral and...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Polk County jury has awarded $12.25 million to a man who learned after prostate cancer surgery that a mistake had been made with his tissue samples: He didn't have...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators are joining with Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Fans for the Cure to offer fans and employees a free prostate cancer screening.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — San Francisco Giants hitting coach Alonzo Powell never considered stepping away when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Being around the game is good therapy, he said,...
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks are making donations with every assist in February to fight prostate cancer as part of the team's recognition of Black History Month.
For each Hawks assist this month, the team is donating $250 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. The drive is led by Grant Hill, the vice chair of the Hawks, and his father, former NFL running back Calvin Hill.
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. cancer death rate has hit a milestone: It's been falling for at least 25 years, according to a new report.
Lower smoking rates are translating into fewer deaths. Advances in early detection and treatment also are having a positive impact, experts say.
But it's not all good news. Obesity-related cancer deaths are rising, and prostate cancer deaths are no longer dropping, said Rebecca Siegel, lead author of the American Cancer Society report published Tuesday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A researcher at Tulane University in Louisiana has secured a $1.6 million grant to try to develop a scanner that could rapidly check after prostate cancer surgery whether all traces of cancer have been removed.
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CHICAGO (AP) — Black men with advanced prostate cancer fared surprisingly well in two new studies that challenge current thinking about racial disparities in the disease.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina says former point guard Phil Ford has had surgery for prostate cancer.
Team spokesman Steve Kirschner said Wednesday that Ford underwent the procedure Tuesday after he was diagnosed during his annual physical. Dr. Eric Wallen, the UNC physician who is treating Ford, says the cancer was caught early because Ford "has been proactive regarding his health."
CHICAGO (AP) — Whether to get screened for prostate cancer is a question that men aged 55 to 69 should decide themselves in consultation with their doctors, according to finalized guidance issued Tuesday by an influential panel of health care experts.
New Advice Issued for Prostate Cancer Screening
LONDON (AP) — British comedian and actor Stephen Fry has revealed that he is suffering from prostate cancer.
The 60-year-old Fry said Friday on his Twitter page that he has been fighting the disease for the past two months.
He says he had surgery in January to remove the prostate.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Last April, Harald Boerstler went in for his annual checkup. Among the results: an elevated protein level in his blood that could signal prostate cancer. The doctor told Boerstler high readings do not always signify cancer and he could wait and have the test run again or have a biopsy, a process of going through the colon to make 12 needle injections into the prostate for samples. It would require taking antibiotics beforehand and local anesthesia during the procedure.
MADRID (AP) — Spanish club Sevilla says coach Eduardo "Toto" Berizzo successfully underwent surgery to treat prostate cancer on Tuesday.
The club said the coach's return will depend on his recovery from the procedure.
MADRID (AP) — Sevilla coach Eduardo "Toto" Berizzo will undergo surgery to treat prostate cancer on Tuesday, the club said.
Berizzo's return will depend on "the success of the surgery" and his "post-operative development."
Assistant manager Ernesto Marcucci will coach the first team until Berizzo is back.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa athletic director Gary Barta is taking an extended medical leave to fight prostate cancer.
The school announced Tuesday that Barta is set to undergo surgery and he intends to return to "as soon as his health and recovery allow." Deputy athletic director Barbara Burke will serve as the department leader in Barta's absence.
The 54-year-old Barta has been Iowa's director since 2006. In 2016, Barta received a contract extension through 2021.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African musician Hugh Masekela says he is canceling commitments in the near future because he needs all his energy to continue treatment for prostate cancer.
The jazz trumpeter said in a statement Saturday that he started treatment in 2008 after doctors found a "small 'speck'" on his bladder, and had surgery in March 2016 after the cancer spread.
A New Mexico cardiologist is accused of falsifying a cancer diagnosis and treatment documents to postpone or avoid sentencing in which he faces two years in federal prison for health care fraud.
A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday alleges that Roy G. Heilbron, 53, of Santa Fe produced and submitted fake medical documents indicating he needed prostate cancer treatment in Costa Rica to support his request to postpone being sentenced Aug. 28.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Several former New Orleans Saints are joining a university health system to promote free prostate cancer screenings .
CHICAGO (AP) — Drugs are scoring big wins against common cancers, setting new standards for how to treat many prostate, breast and lung tumors. There's even a "uni-drug" that may fight many forms of the disease.
What's striking: The drugs are beneficial in some cases for more than a year, much longer than the few months many new drugs provide. Here are highlights from the world's largest cancer meeting, the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference in Chicago.
CHICAGO (AP) — Should middle-aged men get routine blood tests for prostate cancer? An influential health panel that once said no now says maybe. It says certain men may benefit as long as they understand the potential harms.
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CHICAGO (AP) — An influential U.S. government advisory panel is dropping its opposition to routine prostate cancer screening in favor of letting men decide for themselves after talking with their doctor.