FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2020 -- While men can take solace in a new government report that shows prostate cancer cases have been declining overall in the past two decades, the same analysis finds that the opposite is true for advanced prostate cancer cases.
In fact, the number of cases of cancer that had already spread from the prostate to other parts of the body doubled between 2003 and 2017, going from 4% to 8%, according to researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2020 -- Breast cancer in men is rare. But because it's not often suspected in men, diagnosis often comes only after a tumor has begun to spread throughout the body, new research shows.
"Approximately one-half of males with breast cancer received a diagnosis after it had already spread," either to nearby or distant tissues, said a team of researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
SUNDAY, Sept. 6, 2020 -- About 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, but experts say early detection can be a lifesaver.
"Prostate cancer that is detected early, typically while it is still within the prostate gland, has a better chance of being successfully treated," explained Dr. Alexander Kutikov, chief of the Division of Urologic Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia.
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2020 -- Since the pandemic began, it's been clear that men are more vulnerable to getting a severe case of COVID-19 compared to women.
Now, researchers say they've uncovered significant differences in how male and female immune systems respond to the new coronavirus may help explain why men are more likely than women to have severe COVID-19 and to die from the illness.