Penis cancer therapy lets sufferers continue to have sex

Researchers from the Gustave Roussy Cancer Campus, France found treating penis cancer with radiotherapy may be a viable alternative to having parts of the genitals removed.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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To determine the role of non-invasive, minimally invasive diagnostic modalities and current management recommendations for cN0 PNC, a literature review using PubMed ® and Web of Science® search engines were conducted. We found that for predicting ILN+: physical exam has limitations, nomograms are not validated, conventional CT/MRI/PET scans have minimal role, and DSLNB is the most reliable minimally invasive modality. Adverse pathological features: G3, stage ≥ T2, presence of LVI, and rare histopathological variants are important predictors of ILN+ and their presence warrants prophylactic ILND or DSLNB.
Source: Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
To evaluate the prognostic value of Lymphovascular Invasion (LVI) in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the penis (SCCP) following surgery.
Source: BMC Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Per American Brachytherapy Society guidelines, cT1-2N0 penile cancers
Source: Brachytherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract While radiotherapy is widely used in cancer treatment, the benefits can be limited by radiation-induced damage to neighboring healthy tissues. We previously demonstrated that the anti-inflammatory compound dimethylaminoparthenolide (DMAPT) selectively induces radiosensitivity in prostate tumor tissue from transgenic adenocarcinoma of mouse prostate (TRAMP), while simultaneously protecting healthy tissues from 6 Gy whole-body radiation-induced apoptosis. Here, we examined the radioprotective effect of DMAPT on fibrosis in normal tissues after a partial-body fractionated radiation protocol that more closely...
Source: Radiation Research - Category: Physics Authors: Tags: Radiat Res Source Type: research
To report the outcomes for 76 patients with penile cancer treated with high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) at a single institution.
Source: Brachytherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Penile localization is an extremely rare event and a standard of care has not been elaborated. Treatments are palliative and mainly aimed at pain relief and can comprise chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery. Identification of venous thrombosis as an early sign of involvement could potentially offer patients an earlier diagnosis and a better treatment option. PMID: 31072230 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Tumori - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Tumori Source Type: research
Conclusion:Our results demonstrate, the overall survival of PC patients underwent SS was poor with nearly one third of patients dying within the first year and only one third surviving up to 3 years from the SS.Curr Urol 2018;12:142-146
Source: Current Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
EARLY detection of prostate cancer is not alway obvious however noticing a change in your urine, bladder and peeing habits could be a major warning and symptom of the cancer, because if present, the cancer has grown and put pressure on the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the penis.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
There is a vaccine that can prevent persistent infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV), the etiological agent in many HPV-related cancers worldwide and within the United States. Globally, approximately 570,000 females and 60,000 males are diagnosed annually with a cancer that is related to the HPV.1 More than 90% of all cases of cervical and anal cancers are caused by persistent infection with the HPV, and it causes 75% of all cases of vaginal cancer, 70% of all cases of oropharyngeal and vulvar cancer, and 60% of penile cancer.
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Quality Care for Women ’s Health Source Type: research
ConclusionsOSS is associated with a higher local recurrence rate compared to penectomy, yet it has no negative impact on overall and metastasis-free survival.
Source: World Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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