The EUPROMS study

Europa Uomo’s unique study examining quality of life after treatment for prostate cancer You can read about our EUPROMS study and download the whole EUPROMS presentation at here. Specific sections can be accessed by click on them below: General findings about quality of life Findings about discomfort, tiredness and insomnia Findings about mental health Findings about sexual function Findings about urinary incontinence Key messages

Baseline prostate-specific antigen compared with median prostate-specific antigen for age group as predictor of prostate cancer risk in men younger than 60 years old

Abstract Objectives Limited data are available concerning the extent to which the initial prostate-specific antigen (PSA) measurement in men younger than age 60 predicts for the risk of prostate cancer (CaP) and how this compares to other known risk factors. Methods From 1991 to 2001, 13,943 men younger than 60 years old participated in a CaP screening study. Men aged 40 to 49 years were eligible for the study if they had a positive family history or African-American heritage, and men older than 50 years were screened without respect to risk factors. The CaP detection rate, PSA velocity, pathologic features, …

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PSA Testing Recomendations

The PSA test is the best way to detect prostate cancer at an early stage when there are more treatment options and the chance of survival is the highest. Read the Canadian Cancer Society’s recommendations here. This is an update from previous positions.  It was possibly brought about by the merger with Prostate Cancer Canada.

The Swinging Pendulum of PSA Screening

Tide of opinion turning again In 2012, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) — a powerful, voluntary group that sets guidelines for primary care physicians — came out against the mass screening of healthy men with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood tests for the early detection of prostate cancer. That statement, which was somewhat reversed in 2018, has lived on and continues to fuel hot debates over the use of screening and whether the guidelines themselves caused more harm than benefit. And there likely will be more arguments in the years ahead as medical groups conduct uptakes on guidelines and …

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Five Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle After Prostate Cancer Treatment Ends

Making healthier lifestyle choices can help improve your overall health and well-being. And some research suggests that men who follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly have better outcomes after prostate cancer treatment. If your lifestyle before your diagnosis and treatment wasn’t particularly healthy, you can look at this time as an opportunity to get on the right track. Read the article.

Video: “There IS Sex after Prostate Cancer!”

November 2020 Awareness Night There IS Sex after Prostate Cancer! Dr. Stephen Holzapfel, MD, CCFP, FCFP Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Family and Community Medicine, and Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, U. Toronto Dir. of the Sexual Medicine Counselling Unit Dept. of Family and Community Medicine at Women’s College Hospital His goals for the Awareness Nights presentation was to provide some education on the sexual effects of Prostate Cancer to men and their partners, potential treatments for these, to answer questions and to facilitate a discussion among members of the audience around this intimate and often taboo subject.  He wanted to …

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Video: “HIFU-The Prostate Cancer Lumpectomy!”

September 2020 Awareness Night HIFU-The Prostate Cancer Lumpectomy!  Focused treatment to kill the cancer – NOT-your Quality of Life Dr. Jack Barkin, MD, FICS, FACS, DABU, MHM, CCPE, FRCS Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto Urologic/ Robotic Surgeon, Humber River Hospital Executive Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Urology Medical Director, Can-Am HIFU, HIFU Proctor   This Awareness Night was held on the Zoom platform. The session will include a Q and A component. CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEO The Complete Presentation time is 2:12:09 <

Video: “Brachytherapy”

July 2020 Awareness Night Brachytherapy: The evolving roles of Brachytherapy for prostate cancer: teaching an old dog even newer tricks! Dr. Alejandro Berlin, MD, MScClinician-Scientist Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Asst. Professor, Dept. of Radiation, U. of Toronto   This Awareness Night was held on the Zoom platform. The session will include a Q and A component. CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEOThe Complete Presentation time is 1:22:23 <

Video: “The Benefits of Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy”

May 2020 Awareness Night The Benefits of Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Nelly Faghani, B.Sc., P.T., M.C.P.A. Registered Physiotherapist Nelly will review with you where your pelvic floor is located and explain what pelvic floor physiotherapy is. She will explain how modifying your bladder/bowel habits, diet, behavior, and improving your pelvic floor function can help prevent or treat symptoms of urine loss. The session will include a Q and A component. This Awareness Night was held on the Zoom platform (our first) so it will look different from the usual presentation. CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEO The Complete Presentation …

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“The Talk” Webinar Video

“The Talk” is not about the birds and the bees; it’s about talking to your sons and daughters about possibly inheriting genes that predispose them to prostate and breast cancer. View video.

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