Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy May Help Some Prostate Cancer Patients
Title: Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy May Help Some Prostate Cancer PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/13/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/14/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - May 14, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Chemo Upfront Ups Survival in Advanced Prostate CancerChemo Upfront Ups Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer
The largest randomized trial ever conducted in prostate cancer has shown a survival benefit from adding chemotherapy upfront to hormonal therapy. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - May 13, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy May Help Some Prostate Cancer Patients
Study found five-year death risk was 50 percent lower in combo-treatment group (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 13, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Urology, News, Source Type: news

Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy May Help Some Prostate Cancer Patients
Study found five-year death risk was 50 percent lower in combo-treatment group Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormones, Prostate Cancer, Radiation Therapy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Androgen deprivation therapy may lead to cognitive impairment in prostate cancer patients
Cognitive impairment can occur in cancer patients who are treated with a variety of therapies, including radiation therapy, hormone therapy, and chemotherapy. After chemotherapy treatment it is commonly called "chemo brain." Signs of cognitive impairment include forgetfulness, inability to concentrate, problems recalling information, trouble multi-tasking and becoming slower at processing information. The number of people who experience cognitive problems following cancer therapy is broad, with an estimate range of 15 to 70 percent. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 13, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Impair Thinking
Title: Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Impair ThinkingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/12/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/13/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - May 13, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Moffitt researchers say androgen deprivation therapy may lead to cognitive impairment
(H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute) Cognitive impairment can occur in cancer patients who are treated with a variety of therapies, including radiation therapy, hormone therapy, and chemotherapy. After chemotherapy treatment it is commonly called 'chemo brain.' Signs of cognitive impairment include forgetfulness, inability to concentrate, problems recalling information, trouble multi-tasking and becoming slower at processing information. The number of people who experience cognitive problems following cancer therapy is broad, with an estimate range of 15 to 70 percent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 13, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Sandra Lee Wants Young Women To Get Mammograms. Should They?
Sandra Lee, the celebrity chef and author, announced Tuesday that she has breast cancer. She did so during a tearful, emotionally powerful interview on “Good Morning America” -- to talk about her diagnosis and her treatment, and to offer advice. She wants all women to get breast cancer screening, even at young ages. "Girls in 20s and their 30s just have to know,” Lee, 48, said. “And I don't want women to wait. And that's why I'm talking. … If it saves one person, and makes one more person go get a mammogram, and if they're sitting down right now watching this, don't watch this TV. Go p...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Impair Thinking
Men with a particular gene mutation suffered most, study finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Impair Thinking
Men with a particular gene mutation suffered most, study finds (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 12, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Endocrinology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Impair Thinking
Men with a particular gene mutation suffered most, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormones, Prostate Cancer (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Impair Thinking
Men with a particular gene mutation suffered most, study finds (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - May 12, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Combined radiation and hormonal therapy improves survival in node-positive prostate cancer
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A new study finds that men with prostate cancer that has spread to nearby lymph nodes can benefit from the addition of radiation therapy to treatments that block the effects of testosterone. The findings imply that the almost half of patients with node-positive disease nationwide who this study found had not received combination therapy were not receiving the treatment that could best control their tumor and possibly save their lives. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 11, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast cancer patients 60+ with luminal A subtype may not need radiation if on hormone therapy
(University Health Network) Women with luminal A subtype breast cancer -- and particularly those older than 60 -- may not need radiation treatment if they are already taking hormone therapy, shows clinical research led by radiation oncologists at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre published online today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 11, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Statins may slow prostate cancer progression in advanced disease
They may ward off resistance to hormone therapy by interfering with testosterone pathwayRelated items from OnMedicaRadiotherapy implants boost chances of prostate cancer remissionTaking statins for a year may cut risk of dementiaStatins could slow progress of advanced multiple sclerosisPoor response to statins may indicate blocked arteriesStatins associated with 46% increased diabetes risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 8, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Many Women Unaware of Female-Specific Stroke Symptoms
Pregnancy, migraines and hormone therapy put women at increased risk, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Stroke, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Women Unaware of Female-Specific Stroke Symptoms
Pregnancy, migraines and hormone therapy put women at increased risk, researchers say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breastfeeding Might Improve Prognoses For Certain Types Of Breast Cancers, Study Suggests
The list of health benefits associated with breastfeeding is a long one -- preventing postpartum depression, reducing stress and promoting weight loss are just a few. Now, mothers can potentially add breast cancer resistance to that lengthy list. A new study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, found that breastfeeding was associated with a better prognosis and higher survival rates among breast cancer patients with certain types of tumors. To find this out, researchers looked at survey data and tumor tissue samples from 1,636 women previously diagnosed with breast cancer. If a patient had a hist...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Chinese Centenarians Can Teach Us About Living Well
By Jennifer J. Brown, Ph.D. At 115, Boxin Huang is the oldest resident of China’s Bapan Village, also called Longevity Village. But he's not extraordinary there, where many live long past 100 years. Cardiologist John Day, MD, of Intermountain Healthcare in Murray, Utah, visited Bapan and the Chinese centenarians and learned fascinating lessons about healthy living and healthy hearts, ones he shares with his own patients. “Most people think it’s their genes, but the data don’t support it,” Dr. Day says about the Bapan centenarians. Research on about 3,000 pairs of twins who had identical D...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, Hormone Therapy in Statin Users, California Family Medicine Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Perspective: An Interstate … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 30, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Men having treatment for prostate cancer can be hit by hot flushes
Craig Lister, 54, from Watford, is on hormone therapy for prostate cancer. This starves cancer cells by reducing levels of testosterone in the body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coffee could make breast cancer drug tamoxifen more effective
Conclusion This study is interesting, but has several limitations. Its first finding was that women who report higher coffee consumption have smaller breast tumours, and also that their cancers are less likely to be ER positive. However, it seems that the women only reported their coffee consumption once, after diagnosis, and it is unclear from the write-up whether the questionnaire referred to their past or present coffee drinking habits. The women may also have under- or overestimated their coffee consumption, especially if they were asked to recall coffee consumption over a long period. The accuracy of coffee consumptio...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Food/diet Source Type: news

More analysis from the women's health initiative on hormones, breast cancer
(The JAMA Network Journals) Analysis of the longer-term influence of menopausal hormone therapy on breast cancer incidence in two Women's Health Initiative clinical trials suggests a pattern of changing influences over time on breast cancer, according to an article published online by JAMA Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 16, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Hormone therapy: Is it right for you?
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - April 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Georgia to Allow Hormone Therapy for Transgender InmatesGeorgia to Allow Hormone Therapy for Transgender Inmates
Transgender inmates in Georgia will be eligible to receive hormone therapy treatments while in prison, Georgia corrections officials said on Friday as they contend with a lawsuit filed by a transgender prisoner denied hormones. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Georgia to allow hormone therapy for transgender inmates
Transgender inmates in Georgia will be eligible to receive hormone therapy treatments while in prison, Georgia corrections officials said on Friday as they contend with a lawsuit filed by a transgender prisoner denied hormones. Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 13, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Georgia to allow hormone therapy for transgender inmates
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Transgender inmates in Georgia will be eligible to receive hormone therapy treatments while in prison, Georgia corrections officials said on Friday as they contend with a lawsuit filed by a transgender prisoner denied hormones. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Which Women Are the Best Candidates for HRT?Which Women Are the Best Candidates for HRT?
Dr JoAnn Manson describes how to stratify risk in menopausal women seeking hormone therapy for symptom relief. Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 10, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

FAQ: Hormonal Therapy for Menopause
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - April 2, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

FAQ: Hormonal Therapy for Menopause
Title: FAQ: Hormonal Therapy for MenopauseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/1/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/1/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - April 1, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FAQ: Hormonal Therapy for Menopause
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopause is hotly debated. Is it safe? Experts answer common questions. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Risk for Ovarian CancerMenopausal Hormone Therapy and Risk for Ovarian Cancer
Dr Andrew Kaunitz reviews the results of a new meta-analysis with caution. Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines)
Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines - March 25, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

New test reduces chemotherapy for breast cancer patients who won’t see benefits
Over half of participants in study changed to hormone therapy, saving HSE €800,000 (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - March 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Evidence That Hormone Therapy Might Not Help Women's Hearts
Review also found raised risk of stroke for some, although timing of use may be a key factor (Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - March 12, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Transgender People Do Not Face Higher Breast Cancer Risk, Study Shows
Research based on VA medical records finds no bump up in risk, despite use of hormone therapy Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Health, Hormones (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Evidence That Hormone Therapy Might Not Help Women's Hearts
Title: More Evidence That Hormone Therapy Might Not Help Women's HeartsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/10/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/11/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - March 11, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Transgender People Do Not Face Higher Breast Cancer Risk, Study Shows
Research based on VA medical records finds no bump up in risk, despite use of hormone therapy (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - March 11, 2015 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Oncology, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

New findings on heart risk from hormone therapy
The timing of when a woman starts taking hormones may be a key factor, researchers say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Evidence That Hormone Therapy Might Not Help Women's Hearts
Review also found raised risk of stroke for some, although timing of use may be a key factor (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Evidence That Hormone Therapy Might Not Help Women's Hearts
Review also found raised risk of stroke for some, although timing of use may be a key factor Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Disease in Women, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HRT review finds increased risk of blood clots and stroke
Conclusion This updated Cochrane review has found that oral HRT increases risk of stroke and blood clots, and does not appear to reduce overall risk of cardiovascular disease or death during follow-up. More exploratory analyses suggested that HRT might reduce risk of death from heart disease or non-fatal heart attack if it was started within 10 years of menopause, but this finding needs further confirmation. The review was carried out using robust methods and the trials were of good quality. Its findings are in line with the previous version of the review, and also with other reviews. There are some points to note: Thi...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Medication Source Type: news

More Evidence That Hormone Therapy Might Not Help Women’s Hearts
Review also found raised risk of stroke for some, although timing of use may be a key factor (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 10, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Gynecology, Neurology, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

New Study Casts Doubt on Dangers of Hormone Therapy for Hot Flashes
Title: New Study Casts Doubt on Dangers of Hormone Therapy for Hot FlashesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/6/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/9/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - March 9, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Study Casts Doubt on Dangers of Hormone Therapy for Hot Flashes
But other experts warn it's too soon to say the treatment is safe (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Study Casts Doubt on Dangers of Hormone Therapy for Hot Flashes
But other experts warn it's too soon to say the treatment is safe (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 6, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Cardiology, Gynecology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Pharmacist survey shows huge growth in compounded menopausal hormone therapy
Among prescriptions filled for menopausal hormone therapy in the US, almost half now are custom-compounded 'bioidentical' hormones, according to analysis of a recent survey of nearly 500 pharmacists. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 6, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Menopausal hormone therapy does not affect the risk of dying early
Menopausal hormone therapy (HT) does not have a significant effect on death, according to a new review of the medical literature published over the past three decades. The results included studies with follow-up as long as 18 years. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 6, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Menopausal hormone therapy does not affect the risk of dying, study shows
(The Endocrine Society) Menopausal hormone therapy does not have a significant effect on death, according to a new review of the medical literature published over the past three decades. The results, which included studies with follow-up as long as 18 years, will be presented Friday at the Endocrine Society's 97th annual meeting in San Diego. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 6, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Pharmacist survey shows huge growth in compounded menopausal hormone therapy
(The Endocrine Society) Among prescriptions filled for menopausal hormone therapy in the US, almost half now are custom-compounded 'bioidentical' hormones, according to analysis of a recent survey of nearly 500 pharmacists. The study results will be presented Friday March 6th at the Endocrine Society's 97th annual meeting in San Diego. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 6, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Transgender Hormone Therapy Doesn’t Seem to Pose Major Risks
Researchers say findings should ease concerns as no increase seen in cancers or deaths (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - February 26, 2015 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Endocrinology, Gynecology, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news