Paying for cancer drugs is hard. Costs are high and options for paying for cancer medications are few. There's a list of financial resources making the rounds that I thought to post. Malecare hopes [...]
World’s First All-Female Prostate Cancer Patient Day-Long Conference Taking Place October 5 in NYC
Malecare, America’s largest men’s cancer support network, this week announced the world’s first prostate cancer patient conference to feature an all-female faculty featuring twelve of the U.S.A.’s top prostate cancer clinicians. The Prostate Cancer [...]
SpaceOar Hydrogel to Protect Your Rectum During Radiation Therapy
Radiation therapy might hurt men by inadvertently damaging their rectum. Men considering radiation therapy would be wise to ask their radiation oncologist about SpaceOar, a hydrogel product. SpaceOAR stands for Spacing Organs at Risk. Think [...]
Treating prostate cancer with antidepressants
Treating prostate cancer with antidepressants Imagine treating Prostate Cancer with an anti-depressant medication. A new USC School of Pharmacy study suggests that the monoamine oxidase-A enzyme (MAO-A) pathway could be used for treating prostate cancer. [...]
Does Radiation Therapy Cause a Second Cancer?
What's the chance that somebody who was exposed to radiation now has a subsequent cancer later on in their life? The chance of that is a statistical one, meaning there's no large study out there [...]
How Does Radiation Therapy Cure Prostate Cancer?
Radiation is high energy x-rays. When you are depositing energy into a target with the latest technology, you're able to kill off a tumor and you're able to preferentially address a given region and [...]