Life Extension Magazine

Life Extension Magazine December 2013

Report

Prostate Diagnostic and Assessment Tests

By Michael Downey

Summary

Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy in US men (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer), afflicting one male in every six.46,47 A significant percentage of men have underlying prostate cancer without even knowing it.48-50

These men have access to an arsenal of tools for their doctors to diagnose and then monitor the success or failure of various treatment modalities, including “active surveillance” or “watchful waiting.”

As you’ve learned in this issue of Life Extension, one does not have to sit back and “watch” their PSA level steadily rise. Nutritional, hormonal, and drug approaches exist to help control early-stage, low-grade prostate tumors. There is data to support the efficacy of some of them as effective adjuvants in men with high-grade tumors as well.51-59

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