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Obesity and Prostate Cancer Detection: Insights from Three National Surveys

Obese men tend to have lower Prostate Specific Antigen scores, resulting in fewer referrals for biopsies. Consequently, obese men have higher rates of prostate cancer progression. This study recommends that physicians consider a patient’s Body Mass Index when considering a biopsy referral. Abstract Background Previous studies suggest that obesity is associated with higher prostate cancer […]

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Care of the Cancer Survivor: Metabolic Syndrome after Hormone-Modifying Therapy

Hormone-modifying cancer therapy can lead to increased risk of metabolic syndrome. Vigilant screening and treatment for metabolic syndrome is an important component of care for cancer survivors. Abstract Emerging evidence implicates metabolic syndrome as a long-term cancer risk factor but also suggests that certain cancer therapies might increase patients’ risk of developing metabolic syndrome secondary […]

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