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Men Who Fail Primary Radiation Can Have Good Results After Salvage Surgery

Men who have decided to have radiation as their first (primary) treatment for prostate cancer have a one-third chance of recurrence. Some of those men have salvage radical prostatectomy (SRP)  to fight the recurrence.  A study shows this might be a good idea. Antoni Vilaseca, MD, etal from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, studied 251 men [...]

Cognition and Hormone Therapy (ADT)

There have been numerous studies examining the how hormone deprivation (ADT), in the treatment of prostate cancer, has on a man’s cognition. There have been contradictor studies about this issue, however having had the experience and the honor of dealing with so many men with prostate cancer treated with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), as well [...]

Cancergraph, free Quality of Life mobile app launched worldwide today!

Malecare launches Cancergraph, a Quality of Life mobile app recording. It's free on the iOS Apple App store, right now! Go to the App store on your iPhone or Download here https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cancergraph/id1114343314?mt=8 Android coming in November. Cancergraph tracks your cancer symptoms and side effects over days, months and years. Designed by cancer survivors and caregivers, [...]

ASCO Releases A Statement of Principles Balancing Patient Access to Opioids with Curbing Drug Abuse

The American Association of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) released a very important new policy statement that details their position surrounding the prescribing of  opioids to cancer patients. This issue has taken the forefront of controversy as our society increasingly becomes concerned about the overuse of prescription opioids, sometimes leaving out the very specific needs of cancer [...]

Recurring Prostate Cancer- What ADT Treatment Schedule Is Superior?

 One of the many constantly recurring topics that we discuss is over the efficacy of intermittent hormone deprivation therapy (IAD) as opposed to continuous hormone deprivation therapy (CAD). Which therapy is better has been debated for at least ten years. The debate still rages over the question of efficacy, or survival as well as the [...]

Intermittent ADT, Does It Increase A Man’s Risk Factors For Serious Side Effects?

Once again we see what seems to be logical isn’t necessarily the way it actually works!  In a surprising study result, it was shown that the use of intermittent androgen-deprivation therapy (IADT) for prostate cancer is not associated with fewer long-term adverse events than continuous ADT!  Who would have guessed? We all thought that intermittent [...]

A Look Behind the Statistics Showing the Prostate Cancer Disparities Faced by Men of African Origin

Men of African origin are disproportionately affected by prostate cancer. You can read more Malecare's African American men and Prostate Cancer website, Twice As Many  http://twiceasmany.org Three specific statistics tell the story. 1- In the United States, the incidence of prostate cancer is highest among men of African origin. 2- Prostate cancer mortality is highest among [...]

Questions to Ask Your Doctor When Deciding on New Treatment Possibilities

Many cancer treatments have the potential to impact your overall quality of life (QoL). Before making any decision to use a treatment it is important to understand what might be the possible impacts of the treatment not only on the disease, but also on your life.   Impacts could be positive or they could be negative. [...]

Malecare Issued Patent For A Device and Method Which Can Reduce Secondary Tumors from Radiation Therapy

On October 27, 2015, Malecare was issued patent 9,168,002 for a device and method for real time simultaneous measurement of radiation at specific parts of your body,. Understanding cumulative radiation exposure in people undergoing ionizing radiation for diagnostics and medical treatment is essential towards reducing secondary tumors from primary radiation therapy.   We believe that the [...]

The Financial Burden of Cancer Has Become A Toxicity Like Hair Loss And Nausea

My good friend and fellow advocate Mike Scott (Prostate Cancer Info Link) introduced me to a new web site produced by the University of Chicago called Cost of Care (www.CostofCare.org). The site is designed around the novel idea that the cost we must pay for our cancer care has become another negative side effect or [...]