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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. The drugs under consideration are the new, third generation of reversible, selective MAO-A inhibitors such as moclobemide, toloxatone and brofaromine, [...]

By |2018-08-02T16:07:22+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Advanced Prostate Cancer, General Information|0 Comments

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+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Advanced Prostate Cancer, General Information|0 Comments

Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

Men with Prostate Cancer May Not Know All Of Their Treatment Options and Risks by Brian Miles, MD  Urology Houston Methodist Urology Associates Professor of Urology, Institute for Academic Medicine Houston Methodist - Weill Cornell Medical College According to a September 2017 study by BJU International, men who have been diagnosed with localized prostate [...]

By |2018-01-29T08:51:47+00:00January 26th, 2018|Drugs & Treatments, General Information|1 Comment

Quality of Death

Quality of Death.  A new term we are introducing to the prostate cancer discussion.  Will I die in pain, agony or in some semblance of peace?   Do I want to be stupefied by opioids during my last days, hours and minutes?  Do I want to enter a coma like state?  Would I like to [...]

By |2017-04-13T19:44:44+00:00April 13th, 2017|General Information|1 Comment

Cancer Diagnosis Causes Increased Emotional Problems for Too Many of Us

Being diagnosed with cancer is tough. Being diagnosed with cancer is often coupled with clinically meaningful levels of mental or emotional distress. Researchers in Germany have found that during the prior four weeks nearly a third of more than 2,100 cancer survivors interviewed at inpatient and outpatient care centers experienced mental or emotional distress that [...]

One Man’s Shares His Personal Tips About Having Provenge To Treat His Advanced Prostate Cancer

The following was posted on the Malecare Advanced Prostate Cancer Health Unlocked online support group.  I have received permission to reprint it here because it might be helpful to some of you. FYI-    Provenge is a cancer vaccine that helps to mobilize your own immune system to your prostate cancer.  It is currently only [...]

The 5 Important Questions We Need To Ask Men Who Are End Stage – Handling Grief

Advanced prostate cancer will eventually end, barring another cause of death, with the demise of the individual survivor. Knowing that you suffer from a terminal illness is hard, it is hard on the family and it is hard on the individual. Many of us don’t think about it, but it is also hard for many [...]

Can A Low Carb Diet Affect the Side Effects of Hormone Therapy (ADT)?

Dr. Steve Freedland, from Cedar Sinai conducted a controlled, randomized clinical study that evaluated the efficacy of an extremely low carbohydrate diet on the side effects of hormone therapy (ADT).   The study showed that an extreme diet has a positive impact on many of the side negative effects as well as causing significant weight loss [...]

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, [...]