Today, more and more complementary therapies are being integrated into care plans for patients with prostate cancer. Read the article here.
Active Surveillance for Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer: Survival Outcomes in the Sunnybrook Experience.
Data from the survival outcomes of patients support the use of active surveillance in low risk and intermediate risk cases of Gleason 6 but not Gleason 7 prostate cancer. Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging and novel biomarkers might be vital in detecting favorable Gleason 7 disease. Read the article here.
New Guidelines Advise MRI Scan Could Best Detect Prostate Cancer And Save Men Needless Surgery in the Process
All men should be screened for prostate cancer, at some point, but those who are most at risk for the condition might no longer need a biopsy and surgery under brand new guidelines from the National Institutes of Health and Care Excellence. Read the article here.
Metabolic analysis of benign tissue samples from men with prostate cancer allowed researchers to retrospectively predict the aggressiveness of disease and likelihood of recurrence, according to study results. Read the article here.
A recent large U.S. study designed to gauge the health benefits of vitamin D and fish oil supplements concludes that the omega-3 oil can dramatically reduce the odds of a heart attack while vitamin D’s benefits seem to come from lowering the risk of death from cancer. Neither vitamin D nor fish oil lowered the odds of stroke or of getting cancer in the first place in the trial. Read the article here.
Long-term Outcomes of Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer – The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Experience
A presentation of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center experience with active surveillance over a long-term follow-up. Read the article here.
Preventing Lethal Prostate Cancer with Diet, Supplements, and Rx: Heart Healthy Continues to Be Prostate Healthy and “First Do No Harm” Part I
A discussion of the overall and latest observations of the effect of diet, lifestyle, supplements, and some prescription heart healthy medications for prostate cancer prevention. Read the article here.
Whether you undergo surgery or radiation to treat your prostate cancer, chances are you’ll contend with urinary and sexual side effects afterward. Read the article here.
An outpatient procedure worthy of note is brachytherapy, which involves placing radioactive sources within your tumor to destroy the cancerous cells. Read the article here.