Selenium and vitamin E supplements can increase risk of prostate cancer in some men Vitamin E can heighten the risk in men with low baseline selenium levels; selenium supplements can raise the risk in men with high baseline levels of the trace element. Read the article.
Acupuncture has long lasting effects in reducing hot flashes for breast and prostate cancer patients. Read the article.
Ultrasound-guided biopsies miss prostate cancers that are detected by the slightly more expensive and slightly more invasive 3D mapping biopsies. For example, in a 2006 study of 180 men diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer via ultrasound-guided biopsy, nearly a quarter were upgraded to a more clinically significant stage of disease after 3D mapping biopsy found pockets of cancer the first technique had missed. Now, a University of Colorado Cancer Center study reports the locations of these most-missed pockets of prostate cancer. Read the article.