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 →