Bucket List Week

November 11-17, 2019 is the world's first Bucket List Week. Pack your bags, start writing, put on your swimsuit, or hang glide off the cliff. Bucket List Week is your kick in your butt to tick off one of "your things to do before you die." Take a bath with your clothes on or [...]

By |2019-10-24T17:31:53-04:00October 24th, 2019|Understanding Advanced Prostate Cancer|0 Comments

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 Patient Conference is a day-long event taking place in New York City on October 5th. “Less than 1% of all [...]

By |2019-09-12T09:23:52-04:00September 11th, 2019|Advanced Prostate Cancer, How We Live, Understanding APC|0 Comments

Strolling Towards Death

Strolling Towards Death Bob H. I’m dying.  Yes, yes, we’re all dying, from the moment of birth, blah, blah, blah.  But me, a little more so.  My cancer is back. I’m not sick.  I have an illness, if that’s what prostate cancer is. Or a disease.  Or a condition.  I’ve periodically read a lot.  Swirls [...]

By |2019-06-05T16:53:53-04:00June 11th, 2019|Understanding Advanced Prostate Cancer|0 Comments

HIFU for localized prostate cancer

HIFU: A newer option for men with localized prostate cancer  Richard Ridington  If you're considering treatments for localized prostate cancer, there’s one option you may not know of: High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU).  I am not a medical professional, but one patient who can say why he found HIFU an appealing choice, then suggest some [...]

By |2019-06-05T16:54:42-04:00June 1st, 2019|Drugs & Treatments, General Information|1 Comment

When Doctors Cry “TMI!”

When Doctors Cry “TMI!” Robert Hanlon Recent stories have highlighted genetic testing that may predict an 87% likelihood of getting a certain rare type of cancer.  These reports provide a tantalizing, if scary, hope of informed decision-making about medical treatments.  But don’t be fooled.  To date, only a very small percentage of the population and [...]

By |2019-06-05T16:55:16-04:00May 28th, 2019|Understanding Advanced Prostate Cancer|0 Comments

Kegel Smegal

Steven Lavender reference https://theptpractice.nyc By now many of you would have heard the word Kegel.  Arnold Kegel was an American gynecologist who developed exercises to strengthen “relaxed genitals” in females.  The exercises have been well studied and are now taught to both men and women as the first line of defense against incontinence both urinary [...]

By |2019-06-05T16:56:03-04:00April 16th, 2019|Understanding Advanced Prostate Cancer|0 Comments

Malecare – 20 Year Celebration in NYC

Celebrate 20 years of Malecare Prostate Cancer Support Groups., at a special two hour discussion with three of NYC"s top cancer doctors. Your questions will be welcome! Dr. Kelly Cassano, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Chief of Ambulatory Care at Mount Sinai Downtown William K. Oh, MD, Medical Oncologist and Robert Stewart, MD, Radiation [...]

By |2018-09-20T11:58:32-04:00September 20th, 2018|Understanding Advanced Prostate Cancer|0 Comments

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 of SpaceOar as a rectal spacer.  Hydrogel is a water-like substance that’s injected between the rectum and prostate in order [...]

By |2018-09-18T15:27:32-04:00September 18th, 2018|Advanced Prostate Cancer|0 Comments