Tommy Chong reveals to CNN's Don Lemon that he is battling prostate cancer and plans to treat it with cannabis.
Q: Why are doctors recommending fewer cancer screenings? Shouldn't you find out if you have cancer and then decide whether to treat it?
Dr. William Catalona explains why he thinks that the new prostate cancer screening recommendations are "misguided."
Should men be routinely screened for prostate cancer? This question has been asked ever since the prostate specific antigen test, or PSA, became widely available more than two decades ago.
When billionaire investor Warren Buffett revealed last week that he has been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer, the reaction -- including from Buffett himself -- amounted to a collective shrug.
Q: The New England Journal of Medicine has published more information on prostate cancer screening. Why is it so controversial?
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta recaps the year in health and medical news.
The most deadly recorded listeria outbreak and concerns about nuclear radiation after Japan's biggest earthquake made major health headlines this year, along with several notable deaths to cancer and the inspiring recovery of a Congresswoman who suffered brain injuries from a gunshot wound.
Cardiologists and other doctors already view artery-clogging red meat as a villain, and they now have another reason to urge their patients to steer clear: A new study has found that men have a higher risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer if they consume a lot of ground beef and other red meat -- especially if the meat is grilled or well-done.
A word of warning: You might notice a few more unshaved upper lips proudly displayed by men in the next few weeks.
The recent news that a group of highly respected medical experts, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, is considering advising against routine prostate cancer screening shouldn't have come as too much of a surprise to anybody.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently announced that it is no longer recommending prostate cancer screening for men.
Doctors who treat prostate cancer disagree on the value of the prostate specific antigen, or PSA, test. But they agree on one thing.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the group that told women in their 40s that they don't need mammograms, will recommend that men not get screened for prostate cancer, according to a source privy to the task force deliberations.
Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen looks at why a new study is telling men to avoid prostate exams.
Retired Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden revealed Tuesday that he was secretly treated for prostate cancer in 2007 while he was still coaching.
Retired college football coach Bobby Bowden joined Kyra Phillips on his caner fight and his fear to talk about it.
February: A new study suggest that an annual PSA test may not be necessary for men.
Men with prostate cancer who are cigarette smokers at the time of their diagnosis are much more likely to die of the disease or experience a recurrence than nonsmokers, including former smokers who kicked the habit at least 10 years before diagnosis.
If men started losing hair in their 20s, its all the more reason to make sure to get regular prostate screenings.
Men who drink a lot of coffee might feel a bit jittery or high-strung, but those side effects may come with a hidden benefit: prostate health.
My husband has non-Hodgkins lymphoma, stage 4, and has been treated with chemotherapy. His doctor says it is under control. He wonders does that mean it is gone or just being held at bay? He has been having "hot flashes" since he began his treatment for his prostate cancer (cannot remember the Gleason score, but tumor was in both lobes of prostate, without changes to his bone marrow.) He was treated with hormones, brachytherapy and radiation for this. We can't seem to get an answer for the question of the "hot flashes." Are they a symptom of ongoing disease, the hormone therapy or will he just continue to have them for the rest of his life?
Prostate-removal surgery can provide peace of mind to men who hav prostate cancer, but the procedure often carries an unwelcome and hard-to-treat side effect: leaky plumbing.
What is the percentage of false positives from the PSA test?
A vaccine treatment for prostate cancer has become the first therapy of its kind to win approval for use in U.S. patients.
Most men 50 and older should seriously consider the potential risks of treatment before deciding whether to be screened for prostate cancer, the American Cancer Society said Wednesday in revised guidelines.
This week, the American Cancer Society releases updated prostate cancer screening guidelines. The guidelines say "men should discuss the uncertainties, risks and possible benefits of screening for prostate cancer before deciding whether to be tested."
The Officer and a Gentleman Oscar winner is expected to recover fully
The first few months after a prostate cancer diagnosis may be an especially perilous time for men, but not because of the cancer, new research suggests.
Most people know that healthy cholesterol levels can help protect your heart. But new research suggests another potential benefit: a lower risk of developing some types of cancer.
Rick Lyke, Founder, Pints for Prostates, tells CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta about how his foundation helps men with prostate cancer.
Rick Lyke was diagnosed with prostate cancer when he was 47. His response was to set up "Pints for Prostates," an organization that uses the universal language of beer to reach men with its message about the importance of prostate cancer screening.
Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. military commander in the Middle East, has been treated for early stage prostate cancer and says recent screening tests have delivered "very positive" news.
Men with prostate cancer who were previously infected with the sexually transmitted germ Trichomonas vaginalis are more likely to have an aggressive form of the cancer, compared with men who never had the STD, a new study says.
More than one million American men may have been unnecessarily diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer since widespread use of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test began in 1987, a new study says.
Sen. Christopher Dodd announced Friday that he has an early form of prostate cancer, but he said the prognosis is good and he is going to be fine.
For 12 years, Georgia Dunston and Dr. Chiledum Ahaghotu have been trying to figure out why African-American men develop prostate cancer at an earlier age and are twice as likely to die from it than any other group in the United States.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on a study that looks at the genetic link in black men who have prostate cancer.
A nonprofit consumer group said Thursday that it will sue Bayer HealthCare, alleging "deceptive and irresponsible" advertising that contends selenium in two of its multivitamins may reduce men's risk of prostate cancer.
What are the best diets and supplements to prevent and treat prostate cancer? What about tomatoes? Or vitamin E? Or antioxidants?
CNN senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen brings you both sides of the prostate cancer screening debate.
A self-described health nut, Andrew Traver takes vitamins, runs, lifts weights, scorns red meat and got tested for prostate cancer at age 40.
Should men age 50 and older have an annual PSA test for prostate cancer? One of the hottest topics in medicine ratcheted up a few degrees last week when the New England Journal of Medicine released results of two large studies. They presented a mixed picture.
A decade-long study following more than 75,000 men found that prostate cancer screenings led to more diagnoses but did not reduce the number of deaths from the illness.
Over the past 20 years, my research interests have focused on prostate cancer. An important question that has plagued us is, "Does prostate cancer screening save lives?" Prostate cancer screening is extremely controversial and is an emotional issue. Two studies published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine address the question: These two studies may not end the controversy, but clearly provide needed information. Perhaps I can provide some prospective given my experiences.
David Prowse, who played Darth Vader in the original "Star Wars" films, has revealed he is suffering from prostate cancer but is still feeling "fantastic."
Radio host Don Imus has prostate cancer.
Consumer advocate Clark Howard revealed to listeners of his radio show on Wednesday that he has prostate cancer.
Previous studies suggested that taking certain vitamins might lower the risk of getting prostate cancer. However, two new studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that men taking these supplements were just as likely to develop prostate cancer as those who weren't taking them.
More than 25,000 American men will die from prostate cancer this year. But prostate cancer can be treated successfully if the disease is caught early. A blood test that can detect whether a man is at high risk for developing prostate cancer is on the horizon. The study was published in the February 28, 2008, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Men who want to reduce their prostate cancer risk shouldn't bother popping antioxidant vitamins and supplements, according to two of the largest trials ever conducted on vitamins and cancer prevention.
A cancer treatment that comes in a pill is as effective as the standard chemotherapy for lung patients who had previously been treated for their cancer, according to a study released Thursday.
As 3D images illuminate the viewfinder, a joystick delicately maneuvers a pair of robotic arms. It may sound like a video game, but Dr. Nikhil Shah is actually performing cancer surgery.
A high-tech procedure is giving men with prostate cancer a minimally invasive treatment option. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
Doctors should stop routine prostate cancer screening of men over 75 because there is more evidence of harm than benefit, a federal task force advised Monday in a new blow to a much scrutinized medical test
A prostate cancer study that could change how doctors treat some patients found that widely used hormone-blocking drugs did not improve survival chances for older men whose disease hadn't spread
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen looks at prostate cancer treatment options and problems.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about a study that shows sitting at a desk can increase the risk of prostate cancer.
A new report says your baby's bottle may leach a potentially toxic chemical. Should consumers do something about it?
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on a new blood test that could help detect prostate cancer early.
Common genetic variants raise a man's risk of prostate cancer -- especially in combination with family history
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen looks at prostate cancer after the death of singer Dan Fogelberg.
The prostate gland is an integral part of the male reproductive system. When it's enlarged, men can suffer from myriad symptoms. CNN learned more about the condition from Dr. Jacques Carter of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
Which prostate cancer treatment is right for you? A new study suggests surgery may increase your chances of survival
A large study from Europe suggests it doesn't hurt to wait a few years between prostate cancer screenings -- but the research won't end debate over the value of PSA tests.
The FDA says no to labeling tomato products as anti-cancer foods. But that's no reason to cut the veggie from your diet
As a baby boomer, you're probably making the best money of your career with little time for your health. But as you get older, your well-being gets more valuable. Money Magazine offers a few tips on how to take care of your aging self.
Dendreon's stock price surged immediately after the open of Friday trading, following an surprise positive vote from FDA advisors the day before, which favored the experimental prostate cancer treatment Provenge.
Provenge, an experimental prostate cancer treatment from the drug company Dendreon, could have a rough time winning over Food and Drug Administration advisors on Thursday, analysts say.
Whitney Houston, who has announced her split from Bobby Brown after a tumultuous 14-year marriage, is stepping out as a new woman.
The Sanofi-Aventis blockbuster Taxotere improves the chance of survival by 30 percent for patients with head and neck cancer, a lead researcher said Sunday, possibly leading to additional sales for the French drug giant.
Benefits may outweigh risks
John Fox was diagnosed with prostate cancer two years ago. After researching different treatments on the Internet, he elected to have laproscopic radical prostatectomy surgery -- a procedure less intrusive than traditional treatments. Here is his story:
Sanofi-Aventis got some good news from the FDA about one of its top-selling drugs, which won't give it much of a lift in sales but will encourage investors to buy the stock, an analyst says.
In April 2004, cancer specialist Dr. Jack Evjy was congratulating himself on his good health and good fortune as he approached his 70th birthday:
Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho, who had his cancerous prostate removed in 2000, will begin radiation treatments next week after tests showed the possible presence of cancer cells, his office said Tuesday.
The image on the oversized screen behind the podium was of a giant malignant tumor. The discussion was about prognostic indicators--doctorspeak for how much longer people with such tumors had to li...
Eight years of ever-more-alarming blood tests told Dr. Jerome Tamkin of Los Angeles that he had a tumor. But despite three biopsies involving 30 painful needle jabs, his doctors came up empty. Then...
In the U.S., prostate cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer among men (skin cancer is first) and the second leading cause of cancer death (after lung cancer). It's also the subject of...
Next month, the curtain will rise at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on a satirical theatrical production based on the life of Michael Milken. Choreographed by punk ballerina Karole Armitage and set ...
Breast cancer is expected to kill 44,300 U.S. women this year. Prostate cancer will kill almost as many men, 41,400. Yet there's a striking difference in how the genders deal with their sexually th...
My secretary's face appeared in the conference room window. I could see from her look that it was the call I was expecting. I excused myself and bolted out of the room. When I stepped outside, she ...
I get a lot of calls and letters nowadays from people wondering, I suspect, whether I'm dead yet. In September 1993, I wrote an article for FORTUNE chronicling my prostate cancer diagnosis and my s...