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Problems with an enlarged prostate

Not all prostate problems are caused by cancer. BPH (Benign Prostate Hyperplasia) is a far more common issue and typically causes problems with urination in men as they age. Professor Peter Gilling in Tauranga is an expert in this condition and has provided some helpful explanations and insights in this article at Health Central.

Prostate cancer later for Kiwi men

A University of Auckland research study shows that New Zealand men are being diagnosed with prostate cancer later in life at a higher prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level and higher disease grade compared to men in the United States. The study was conducted by Dr Nishi Karunasinghe and colleagues at the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre at the…

Men should be offered PSA test: new recommendation from U.S. authority

In a change of position, the U.S. Preventative Services Taskforce has reversed its earlier recommendation against PSA screening, to now recommend that men aged 55-69 make an individual decision about prostate cancer screening with their clinicians but recommends against routine screening for men age 70 and older. The new recommendation is based on new evidence that…

Position Statement: Making informed treatment decisions

The Prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ supports a new Position Statement issued by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists that encourages men facing a diagnosis of prostate cancer to have a discussion with both a Urologist and a Radiation Oncologist, about the respective treatment options available to them. This was recently reported…