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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 to spare the adjacent tissues around that region. There are different types of radiation, but therapeutic radiation is high dose [...]

By |2018-07-23T17:00:01-04:00July 23rd, 2018|Advanced Prostate Cancer, General Information|1 Comment

Emotional Crisis Resources From Malecare

Malecare's collection of emotion crisis resources.  Call these, even if you don't know if you "really" need them. Many international calls are free or affordable with SKYPE and many other apps. Feel OK about calling resources outside of your country. US: Hopeline (Suicide Prevention): 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) US: Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-Talk (1-800-8255) UK: Samaritans (Nat’l [...]

By |2018-06-08T09:07:40-04:00June 8th, 2018|Advanced Prostate Cancer|0 Comments

Prostate Cancer And Agent Orange Is Not The Only Military Concern

Agent Orange is usually the first thing veterans with prostate cancer ask about.   Indeed, way back in 1998, Malecare was an early advocate for men exposed to Agent Orange. Military veterans as well as Vietnamese, Cambodian and Laotian civilians were exposed to Agent Orange, and many of those who are men are now diagnosed, [...]

By |2018-05-27T23:55:25-04:00May 25th, 2018|Advanced Prostate Cancer, Advocacy, Research|3 Comments

Erleada- New Treatment for Non-Metastatic Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer

Erleada (apalutamide) has just received FDA approval as a drug for treating men with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.   The proper pronunciation is Er ( Errr), (Like Her without the h) ) (lee) (long E) da. Now, repeat after me, "Erleada!" It's a pill that you take - I believe - four times a [...]

Apalutamide Looking Good as Treatment for Non-Metastatic Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer

Non-Metastatic Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer (nmCRPC)  usually leads to metastatic prostate cancer and death. There are no approved treatments for nmCRPC. Apalutamide is a taken-by-mouth androgen receptor inhibitor with antitumor activity in CRPC. There's a much talked and written about clinical trial called, SPARTAN, that investigated how well Apalutamide works on maintaining metastasis-free survival (MFS) [...]

Metastatic Prostate Cancer – Bone Metastases Might Be Controled With Xofigo For Two or More Years

Metastatic Prostate Cancer suffers have good news.  Xofigo, also known as Radium-223 (Ra-223), is a treatment for patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) and symptomatic (you can feel them) bone metastases (mets).  Early results of an international, open-label, phase 1/2 study (NCT01934790) showed that re-treating pts with Ra-223 was well tolerated with favorable effects on [...]

By |2018-02-06T11:09:18-05:00February 5th, 2018|Advanced Prostate Cancer, Hormone Therapy|0 Comments

Prostate Cancer And Anger

Anger hurts prostate cancer treatment.  I feel angry and I'm not going to take my pills or show up for IMRT session.   The thing about prostate cancer is that you’re not told what to do every step of the way or how to do it. Nothing is planned out for you, you just [...]

By |2018-02-01T11:18:25-05:00February 1st, 2018|Advanced Prostate Cancer|3 Comments

Prostate Cancer Estate and Healthcare Proxy Planning

Five Estate Planning Documents to Have When You’re Battling an Illness Whether you’re young, old, healthy, or ill, estate planning should be a top priority. However, if you’re faced with a prostate cancer or have received some other unfavorable medical diagnosis, it’s especially critical that your legal affairs are in order and up to [...]

By |2018-01-30T08:48:31-05:00January 30th, 2018|Advanced Prostate Cancer|0 Comments
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