Describing My Experience Being Diagnosed With A Fifth Cancer – A Video To Watch

I attend the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting in Chicago in May.  As usual, it was exciting and it provides me with a fantastic opportunity to catch up with the current research in advanced prostate cancer.  It also gives me an opportunity to meet with and have private conversations with some of the [...]

Chemo-Brain and ADT for Advanced Prostate Cancer – Does It Exist?

When I went on my first round of hormone therapy (ADT) I experienced severe cognitive side effects. I found it impossible to concentrate, read and remember anything. I lost the ability to navigate the New York City subways no less drive my car to a destination. Occasionally, when I was attempting to navigate the subway [...]

A Healthy and Happy Thanksgiving Day Each Day of the Year

To all of my American readers and anyone else who celebrates, I wish you a healthy and happy Thanksgiving.  To those of you who do not celebrate Thanksgiving Day,  I want to point out that it  can still  be a time that is important for  all of us.  It's always good to take time, take [...]

Video Introduction of Start A Cure – A Crowd Funding Project to Support Cancer Research

I have shared with you information about  Malecare’s new prostate cancer research funding project called Start A Cure                                   ( www.StartACure.com ) in prior posts.  I want to remind you about the project and share a link of a [...]

Lady Sybil Dies on Downton Abbey Leaving an Important Message for All of Us

I recently read a very interesting post by Trisha Torrey on About.com about a happening on the TV show, Downton Abbey. Downton Abbey is a PBS (in the United States) TV show that originates from the UK. Briefly, the show is about the British aristocracy and their help, not dissimilar to the other famous show [...]

My Current Personal Take on Intermittent Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

On June the 4th I reported on the SWOG-9346 study presented at the ASCO Meeting in Chicago (http://advancedprostatecancer.net/?p=3264). In the presentation by principal investigator, Maha Hussain, M.D., F.A.C.P., from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Hussain reported that intermittent androgen-deprivation (IAD) therapy is not as good as continuous hormone therapy with regard to [...]

From A Recent Post I Made on the AdvancedProstateCancer Support Group

My personal belief is what does it matter since all of our goals really should be finding ways to live our lives to the fullest, gain all possible life extensions while also maintaining a decent quality of life. There are things that are just out of our personal control, those we just need to accept. [...]

A Confirmatory Study – Acupuncture Provides Relief for Men on ADT

Another small confirmatory study of acupuncture to treat the side effects of hormone deprivation (ADT) was published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology. The study found that acupuncture appears to provide long-lasting relief to hot flashes, heart palpitations, and anxiety due to side effects of hormone treatment for prostate cancer. […]

A Video on Bone Metastases & Zometa

I recently made a video with Dr. James Mckiernan of Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City on the use of Zometa (zoledronic acid) to combat bone metastases in advanced prostate cancer that is castrate resistant. Novartis Oncology, the makers of Zometa, sponsored the video and it was produced on the Wego Health web page. [...]

Pomegranate and Its Role In PSA Velocity

In 2005 there was a small clinical trial performed at UCLA evaluating pomegranate juice and its ability to control PSA for men with prostate cancer. The trial gave 8 oz. of POM Wonderful pomegranate juice each day in men with a rising PSA post treatment (recurrent advanced prostate cancer). This trial, which was funded by [...]