The Well Reviewed Guide to Advanced Prostate Cancer (A Survivor Perspective) Has Been Updated and is Now Available for a free Download

Somehow I have been negligent and not let people know that I have written and posted a major update of my “Guide to Advanced Prostate Cancer.” As in the past, it is available as a free download from the Malecare web site. Helping me to update the book was prostate cancer survivor Craig Pynn and [...]

Hot Flash Treatments Used for Women Don’t Work in Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer on ADT

Those of us with advanced prostate cancer who have used hormone therapy (ADT) often find that we are plagued with hot flashes that are detrimental to our quality of life (QOL). I believe that hot flashes are the most common side effect complained about by men who are on ADT, in the scheme of seriousness [...]

Living Through Chemo with the Support of Natural Immune System Boosts – Probiotics

Mama might have been correct, eat your yogurt. Many of us already know that a healthy gut with plenty of probiotics to support your gastrointestinal health is absolutely critical to boosting your immune system. Experts say that gut flora could account for as much as 80% of our immune system! A study from the University [...]

Evidence That Vitamin D3 Levels Effect Survival in Men with Stage IV Advanced Prostate Cancer

Conversations among survivors and evidence in the literature suggests that there is a positive association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] (vitamin D3) and survival in certain types of cancer, including advanced prostate cancer. Researchers from the Cancer Treatment Centers of America investigated the relationship between survival advantage and vitamin D3 levels in [...]

Sorting Out the Recent Negative News about the Role of Omega 3 Fatty Acids in the Diet & Its Relationship to Prostate Cancer

The recent news is unavoidable, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, usually used by men with heart ailments and prostate cancer is tied to a 71% increase of developing prostate cancer and that the cancer is often an aggressive prostate cancer! A prospective study by scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has confirmed the link between high [...]

A High Fiber Diet May Be Preventive to Prostate Cancer Progression

We are constantly hearing about possible ways to control prostate cancer through diet. Often, researchers point out that in Asian cultures, even in the cultures that have a similar rate of prostate cancer, the disease seems to progress in Western cultures, but not in the Asian cultures. A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published [...]

So, Where Is Your Evidence – Is Our Propensity to Believe the Folk Law Wasting our Time & Money

Having hot flashes because of hormone deprivation therapy (ADT)? All of us dealing with advanced prostate cancer will be on ADT, it is the usual first line of therapy and it will continue until we die. Men who elect to have radiation to treat prostate cancer as their primary treatment modality will often have some [...]

CAM Supplements – Do They Work for Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer?

Many of us use supplements as either complementary or alternative medicines (CAMS) to treat our prostate cancer as well as advanced prostate cancer. If we interview a selection of men and ask what supplements they take there are a number of items we take that are fairly universal among us. They include pomegranate extract, green [...]

Curcumin Might Curb the Development of Metastases in Advanced Prostate Cancer

Powdered turmeric is a common ingredient of Indian food and a substance that has been used for centuries to treat osteoarthritis and other illnesses. In March 2012 researchers from Michigan State University found that curcumin may be beneficial for people with Parkinson's disease as well as head and neck cancers. It is now thought that [...]

Perhaps Vitamin D & Calcium is Not Good for Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer!

Science and good medicine is not always what it seems. We all believe that if something is logical it must be true, but often the most logical assumptions we make do not stand up to good scientific inquiry. Many of us choke on the fact that Provenge extends life while it has no effect on [...]