prostate cancer http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Husband, Wife Find Strength From One Another As They Cope With Cancer http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/husband-wife-find-strength-one-another-they-cope-cancer <p>The day Sha Fields was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, her fiancé came along to offer moral support, and he has been by her side since then. She says she used to wonder how to repay his years of unconditional support. The chance came last year, when the husband, Cliff, was diagnosed with prostate cancer. The Siteman Center for Advanced Medicine at Washington University had no data on how unusual it is for a husband and wife to have cancer, but Sha says she is hearing that the experience is becoming more common.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:53:37 +0000 Robert Joiner 32591 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Husband, Wife Find Strength From One Another As They Cope With Cancer Study: prostate cancer rate unusually high in St. Louis County http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/study-prostate-cancer-rate-unusually-high-st-louis-county <p>Spikes and dips in cancer rates are not uncommon in public health statistics, but explaining why they occur and deciding what to do about them can often be as difficult as treating the disease itself. St. Louis Public Radio&#39;s Joseph Leahy takes a look at St. Louis County where the prostate cancer rate is unusually high.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 12:25:27 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3137 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Study: prostate cancer rate unusually high in St. Louis County Annual prostate cancer screening not needed for most men, but some can still benefit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/annual-prostate-cancer-screening-not-needed-most-men-some-can-still-benefit <p>There&#39;s more evidence that most men don&rsquo;t need an annual prostate cancer screening.</p><p>Washington University chief urologist <a href="http://urology.wustl.edu/Physicians/Physician.asp?DrID=84">Dr. Gerald Andriole</a> has been leading <a href="http://prevention.cancer.gov/plco">a clinical trial</a> involving more than 75,000 men over the age of 55.</p><p>The study has tracked the men for over a decade, to see whether getting an annual prostate-specific antigen, or PSA test, makes someone less likely to die from prostate cancer.</p> Fri, 06 Jan 2012 23:05:35 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2813 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Annual prostate cancer screening not needed for most men, but some can still benefit