New prostate cancer therapy could cut side effects including impotence by 50%

In a trial scientists increased the power of the radiation by 50 per cent, and reduced the number of sessions from 37 to 20. At the moment, roughly 25 per cent of patients have radiotherapy.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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AbstractPurpose of ReviewDue to the proximity of the rhabdosphincter and cavernous nerves to the membranous urethra, reconstruction of membranous urethral stricture implies a risk of urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction. To avoid these complications, endoscopic management of membranous urethral strictures is traditionally favored, and bulboprostatic anastomosis is reserved as the main classical approach for open reconstruction of recalcitrant membranous urethral stricture. The preference for the anastomotic urethroplasty among reconstructive urologists is likely influenced by the familiarity and experience with tr...
Source: Current Urology Reports - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
This study adds to the discouraging screening literature, and again, simply does not support screening of asymptomatic individuals,” he said. Fortunately, Garnick added, men diagnosed with prostate cancer following a PSA test may not have to be treated either in the short or long term. Depending on tumor characteristics, some can opt to have their cancer monitored with active surveillance, which relies on periodic prostate biopsies or MRI to look for new signs that treatment may be necessary. “Hopefully, current research that uses sophisticated genetic testing or biomarkers of prostate cancer may help provide m...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Cancer Health Men's Health Prostate Health Screening Source Type: blogs
A large number of men in our clinic who are interested in ED treatment, specifically IPPs for refractory ED, are prostate cancer (PC) survivors. However, unlike the near universal coverage for breast reconstruction after mastectomy afforded by the Women ′s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998, coverage for ED treatment after PC therapy is not a federally protected right. Given the large number of insurers in the United States (US) and the lack of readily available coverage information, it is difficult to know how many men have coverage for ED tre atments nationally.
Source: The Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Sexual Function/Dysfunction: Surgical Therapy I Source Type: research
Conclusion: The DAPK/CIP2A complex is involved in GAS6/AXL-related Schwann cell proliferation. CIP2A inhibits PP2A activity, which results in p-DAPK(S308) maintenance and promotes Schwann cell proliferation. CIP2A is a potential target for the treatment of nerve injury after RP. PMID: 29464081 [PubMed]
Source: Oncotarget - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncotarget Source Type: research
Purpose of review Options for prostate cancer management are rapidly expanding. The recent advent of MRI technology has led to guided prostate biopsies by radiologists working in-bore or by urologists using MR/US fusion technology. The resulting tumor visualization now provides the option of focal therapy. Currently available are highly directed energies – focused ultrasound (HIFU), cryotherapy, and laser – all offering the hope of curing prostate cancer with few side effects. Recent findings MRI now enables visualization of many prostate cancers. MR/US fusion biopsy makes possible the targeted biopsy of s...
Source: Current Opinion in Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: ROBOTIC SURGERY IN UROLOGY: FACTS AND REALITY: Edited by Alexandre de la Taille and Jim C. Hu Source Type: research
By age 60, you have a 50/50 chance of having a clinically enlarged prostate. And it only gets worse every year. When your prostate isn’t functioning properly, it’s hard to enjoy life. Traditional doctors give you two choices. Go under the knife or you take Big Pharma’s drugs. Either way, you have a good chance of ending up with your manhood on the line… If you have surgery, there’s a big risk you’ll be saying goodbye to your sex life for good. The rate of impotence is a shocking 50 to 60% after prostate surgery.1 Big Pharma’s meds to shrink your prostate are no better. These sy...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: This review underscores a critical need for further empirical research into men's beliefs about bodily changes relevant to prostate health and how these beliefs affect their interpretation of symptoms and subsequent help-seeking actions. PMID: 29031313 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research
Abstract Testosterone is the principal endogenous androgenic-anabolic steroid in humans. The levels of testosterone in the human body are correlated with many hormonal disorders (hypogonadism, impotence, etc) mostly in men, and with many types of diseases such as: prostate cancer, metabolic syndrome, obesity, cardiovascular diseases and so on. Testosterone is extensively used among sportsmen willing to increase strength, aggressiveness, and recovery; making it the most commonly reported substance in steroid abuse. Fast, easy and cheap methods for the evaluation of testosterone are extremely needed in clinics and h...
Source: Current Medicinal Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Curr Med Chem Source Type: research
PROSTATE cancer patients and doctors could soon get better guidance on treatment options thanks to a new ‘checklist’. Side effects of treatment can include erectile dysfunction or incontinence - but some men with symptoms don't know what the best option is.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Though it seems Americans don’t agree on much, screening for cancer is an exception. Who wouldn’t support preventing or identifying cancer at an early, more treatable stage, when the alternative is pain, toxic therapies, and a shortened life? That may be why people get confused when news headlines don’t reinforce a “just do it” message. A recent example of the disconnect between public perception and medical evidence is screening for prostate cancer using the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), a non-governmental expert panel that pr...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Cancer Health Managing your health care Men's Health Prostate Health Screening Source Type: blogs
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