Saturday, May 16, 2009
Scientists have found a potential new way to assess whether prostate cancer is aggressive.
They have found tiny bubbles of fat in the urine may hold the key information needed to decide what type of treatment the patient needs.
Prostate cancer is a major killer
If prostate cancer is aggressive it requires urgent treatment, but this is not appropriate for patients with slow-growing forms of the disease.
The study appears in Cancer Research UK's British Journal of Cancer.