See what questions
a doctor would ask.
Rapid weight gain between 25-40 years of age and obesity after 40 has been associated with a doubled risk of suffering from recurrent prostate cancer after surgical treatment. Heart disease, stroke and diabetes are also well known consequences of excess weight. Radical prostatectomy, or removal of the prostate gland is an effective treatment for prostate cancer, and success of treatment is with PSA (prostate specific antigen, a tumor marker for prostate cancer) readings from blood tests. In the obese patients in the study, the PSA readings were higher than the non-obese patients, which implicated biochemical failure of the treatment.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Australian
About: Prostate cancer recurrence linked to obesity
Date: 12 October 2005
Source: The Australian
http:/ This summary article refers to the following medical categories:
Related Medical Topics
More News Topics
This summary article refers to the following medical categories:
Search Specialists by State and City