Is There A Role For Surgery In Men With Nodal Oligometastatic Prostate Cancer After A Biochemical Failure?

Recently there have been a number of conversations in the prostate media around the topic of treating oligometastatic prostate cancer with a curative goal. Oligometastatic prostate cancer describes the disease state where primary treatment has failed as evidenced by an increasing PSA along with scanning evidence of a limited number of lymph nodes involved in [...]

A Review of the Literature on the Treatment of Oligometastasis in Prostate Cancer

Oligometastasis can be described as a state of limited metastatic disease following failed primary treatment or even prostate cancer as it is first diagnosed. Many doctors believe that it is amenable to aggressive local therapy to achieve long-term survival. In a review designed to explore the role of ablative radiotherapy and surgical management of oligo-metastatic [...]

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 [...]

A Real Life Experience Using A C-11 Choline Scan To Combat A Prostate Cancer Recurrence

In response to the post I wrote about Choline C-11 on December 11, 2013 Choline C-11 A Second Shot To Halt the Cancer After Primary Treatment Failure one of our group members contact me and shared that he was scheduled to have a similar scan. I asked if he would be willing to share his [...]

Choline C-11 A Second Shot To Halt The Cancer After Primary Treatment Failure

The dirty little secret that is kept from most of us when we receive primary treatment for prostate cancer is that there is a recurrence rate approaching 33%. This amazingly high rate is consistent no matter what primary treatment is elected. Radiation, surgery, HIFU the rates are the same, about 1/3 of us will experience [...]

What Is The Best Treatment For Oligo-Recurrent Prostate Cancer – A Literature Review

When I had my prostate cancer recurrence it was characterized by a PSA in the mid 80s and a few positive lymph nodes showing on scans. My situation (oligo-recurrent prostate cancer) was described in a recent literature review called Salvage Therapy of Small Volume Prostate Cancer Nodal Failures: A Review of the Literature. The review [...]

Oligometastatic Prostate Cancer – Still Curable So Be Vigilant

It is generally agreed that prostate cancer which is still 100% confined to the prostate gland is curable using local therapies like radiation or surgery, but when it has left the prostate gland and becomes metastatic it is no longer curable. Treatment for metastatic prostate cancer is intended to make the prostate cancer a chronic [...]

Video Description of the the C-11 Choline Scan by Dr. E. Kwon From the PCRI Conference

At last year's PCRI Patient Conference Dr. Eugene Kwon from the Mayo Clinic gave a talk about the use of the C-11 Choline PET Scan for me with castrate resistant prostate cancer who have had a recurrence. Specifically, he described his patients as "Failure Patients" or advanced prostate cancer patients who have failed primary treatments [...]

Understanding Oligometastic Prostate Cancer & Our Ability to Successfully Treat It

It is the general consensus that prostate cancer when still confined to the prostate gland is gland curable, but when it has left the prostate gland and becoming metastatic it is no longer curable. But evidence now says there might be an intermediate stage where the cancer has spread outside the prostate gland but is [...]