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How Men Can Preserve Their Emotional Well Being When Fighting Advanced Prostate Cancer -Ideas For Interventions

In a study performed in the UK researchers explored how men with advanced prostate cancer support their personal well being. The study analyzed the practices used by five (5) men with advanced prostate cancer to maintain their emotional wellbeing. Information about the men’s individual practices was taken from face-to-face, semi-structured, in-depth interviews with the five [...]

An Opinion Piece – The Time Has Come To Actually Manage The Adverse Effects of Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT)

Starting androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) to treat advanced prostate cancer is usually the start of a long treatment period that will continue for many years, actually until you die. Since our goal in cancer treatment is to make cancer a chronic illness and since prostate cancer does progress for most men in a relatively slow [...]

The Cholesterol In Your Diet Might Be Causing Your Prostate Cancer To Spread

Research performed at the University of Queensland has shown that a diet, which is high in cholesterol, might increase the spread of prostate cancer tumors to lymph nodes, lungs and bones. According to the UQ Diamantina Institute study leader Dr Michelle Hill this research highlighted why it is important for men with prostate cancer to [...]

AdVance Transobturator Male Sling for Post-Prostatectomy Incontinence – A Retrospective Study of Its Efficacy *

One of the more difficult problems faced by some men treated with surgery as their primary treatment modality is post-prostatectomy incontinence (PPI). PPI can affect the quality of life for both men successfully treated as well as those who go on and eventually develop advanced prostate cancer. One of the more common, but last efforts [...]

Oral Drug Parity – What Is It and Do I Have It?

Cancer survivors have many additional problems in their life. I guess the most significant problem is that we have a life threatening illness. So, why are we forced to have to worry if our medications will be paid for or if we are able to afford to pay for them? When we are fighting for [...]

How Doctors Can Easily Improve Their Communication with Their Patients

Doctors are not trained to communicate with patients. Now, with the onset of electronic medical records this problem has become worse. Many of them hardly even look their patient in the eyes; instead their faces are often buried in the computer screen and not on us. Since they don’t really know us, they stumble around, [...]

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 [...]

New ASCO/CCO Prostate Cancer Guidelines Emphasize Quality of Life

It is important that survivors keep up on the professional standards of our doctors to make sure that we receive the best care and the most current care. It is easy for doctors to just do it the way they were first trained, even if their training was twentyor thirty years ago. Recent news includes [...]

FDA Approves Movanik for Opioid Induced Constipation in Non-Cancerous Patients – Does It Also Have A Role in Cancer Survivors?

As prostate cancer progresses so does the pain we will suffer. In the normal course we will also progress on to different drugs to help control the pain. Opioids are one of the most common of these drugs prescribed to help control pain. As with all drugs opioids have many side effects. One of the [...]

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