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.
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Conclusions: Compared with castration monotherapy, first-line cab therapy with an aa, especially a nsaa, resulted in significantly improved os and pfs, and had an acceptable safety profile in patients with advanced pca. PMID: 30853808 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Current Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Curr Oncol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The most predictive factor of 3yED was the dose to the PB. This may be explained by variation in individual patients' anatomy and this could allow for the development of better strategies to prevent ED. PMID: 30761939 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Oncologica - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Acta Oncol Source Type: research
Conditions:   Erectile Dysfunction, CTCAE;   Impotence;   Prostate Adenocarcinoma Interventions:   Drug: Atorvastatin;   Drug: Pentoxifylline;   Dietary Supplement: Vitamin E Compound Sponsors:   M.D. Anderson Cancer Center;   National Cancer Institute (NCI) Not yet recruiting
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This study reaffirms what many clinicians have put into practice: longer duration hormonal therapy in appropriately selected patient populations provides a greater benefit,” said Dr. Marc Garnick, the Gorman Brothers Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and editor in chief of HarvardProstateKnowledge.org. “Prior studies using three years of hormonal therapy have also shown this, but it is important to recognize that some men may have significantly delayed return of the body’s testosterone upon completion of the therapy — a fact that needs to be di...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Living With Prostate Cancer Prostate Knowledge Treatments HPK Source Type: blogs
Pre- and post-radical prostatectomy testosterone levels in prostate cancer patients, Published online: 18 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41443-019-0116-0Pre- and post-radical prostatectomy testosterone levels in prostate cancer patients
Source: International Journal of Impotence Research - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
Adherence to Mediterranean diet and prostate cancer risk in Sicily: population-based case–control studyAdherence to Mediterranean diet and prostate cancer risk in Sicily: population-based case–control study, Published online: 18 October 2018; doi:10.1038/s41443-018-0088-5Adherence to Mediterranean diet and prostate cancer risk in Sicily: population-based case–control study
Source: International Journal of Impotence Research - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
By MATTHEW HOLT Happy 15th birthday THCB! Yes, 15 years ago today this little blog opened for business and changed my life (and at least impacted a few others). Later this week we are going to celebrate and tell you a bit more about what the next 15 years (really?) of THCB might look like. But for now, I’m rerunning a few of my favorite pieces from the mid-2000s, the golden age of blogging. Today I present “Health Care = Communism + Frappuccinos”, one of my favorites about the relationship between government and private sector originally published here on Jan7, 2005. And like the Medicare one from last we...
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Conclusions: Men had entrenched ideas about what manhood entailed. The review found that men’s sense of masculinity was diminished posttreatment of prostate cancer. They felt that they could not exercise their manliness because of the adverse effects associated with prostate cancer treatment. Implications for Practice: More support and communication throughout the process are required to better inform patients of the outcomes of treatment. In addition, it would be beneficial to have open forums through which to encourage men to talk frankly about their masculine identities.
Source: Cancer Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research
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
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