A panel of experts has released a draft recommendation that men aged 55 to 69 with no sign of prostate cancer should still talk to their physicians about whether they should be screened for the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American men. Read more  read more →

The new recommendations for PSA tests say men ages 55 to 69 should “make an individualized decision about prostate cancer screening with their clinician.” Read more  read more →

In 2 recent reports published in the JAMA, researchers showed remarkably similar patterns for patient-reported outcomes (PROs), suggesting that prostatectomy results in worse sexual function and urinary incontinence compared with radiation and active surveillance. Read more read more →

I learned a new word this week: pseudoepidemic. That’s what happens when people start looking really hard for a disease that didn’t get much attention earlier, and then–not surprisingly–the disease suddenly becomes much more prevalent. Read more  read more →

17 Mar 2017
March 17, 2017

Caring for prostate cancer patients

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Although not without its challenges, the appropriate care and support available to patients with prostate cancer is gradually evolving. It’s important not to overlook the all too often ‘unsung heroes’ of prostate cancer; those who care for the patients. Read more  read more →

Approximately 40,000 veterans are diagnosed with cancer each year, with prostate cancer being the second-most common cause of cancer death. Read more  read more →

Legendary Notre Dame Football Coach Lou Holtz is rather outspoken on a number of things, but there’s something he hasn’t said much about. Holtz was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014. Read more read more →

Researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have initiated several studies to assess photodynamic therapy for patients with prostate, esophageal, breast and bladder cancers. Read more read more →

Geoff Arnold isn’t officially a cancer survivor yet. The Saint Joseph’s assistant coach, who was on Bruiser Flint’s UMass staff for five years, is cancer free. The surgery to remove the cancer from his prostate was successful and has yet to recur. But he won’t call himself a survivor until he reaches the official standard… read more →

Higher body mass index (BMI) is independently associated with improved survival of patients with metastatic and castration-resistant prostate cancer (PCa), study findings presented at the 2017 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in Orlando, Florida, suggest. Read more  read more →