The “Complication” That Dares Not Speak Its Name

All serious illnesses cause emotional distress. But prostate cancer patients may be even more vulnerable. This is because treatments for PC often cause erectile dysfunction (in at least 50% of men who've had RP, for example), which is highly correlated with depression. Also, some men who've undergone treatment have been left with distressing side effects [...]

The Lowdown on Diet and Prostate Cancer

Maybe you are newly diagnosed and want to know what part if any diet may play in your recovery.  What do other people do?  I have to stress that there are no absolutes here.  As far as I know, no nutritional remedy for prostate cancer has ever been shown to be effective using the most [...]

By |2020-02-04T10:40:47-05:00June 30th, 2008|Healing the Mind|1 Comment

Mayo Clinic Editorial Urges Caution About Laparascopic PC Surgery

This is a follow-up to the previous posting.  Please read that first.  Following is an editorial by Dr. Michael Blute of the Mayo Clinic urology faculty.  He is commenting on a study by Dr. Hu which compared laparascopic and open surgery.  I am going to cite the entire article almost verbatim and I have emphasized parts that I [...]

By |2020-02-04T08:27:23-05:00May 27th, 2008|Healing the Mind, Key Post, Op-Ed/Inside Scoop|1 Comment

“No Such Thing As a Bad Day” for Hamilton Jordan, Who Fought 4 Cancers (Including PC)

You may have heard that Hamilton Jordan, chief-of-staff to Jimmy Carter, died yesterday of cancer at the age of 63.  You may not have known that Jordan battled four cancers, including lymphoma, prostate, skin cancer and mesothelioma.  In spite of all this, Jordan wrote a book called "No Such Thing As A Bad Day" speaking about himself.  Jordan [...]

Prostate Biopsies Present A Challenge

I always advise newly diagnosed men to get a second opinion on their biopsies from a very experienced person.  That's because Gleason scores are notoriously inaccurate.  For example, dear husband's biopsy slides were interpeted by three different pathologists and he was assigned three different Gleason scores.  (First biopsy ordered by urologist, second done by hospital pathologist [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:57:45-04:00May 12th, 2008|Articles of Interest, Healing the Mind, Key Post|3 Comments

Extra: Exercise is Bad for Prostate Cancer

Here's the headline you've all been waiting for.  And the news comes from a prestigious source:  Duke University. Read on: Exercise may lead to faster prostate tumor growth DURHAM, N.C. -- Prostate tumors grew more quickly in mice who exercised than in those who did not, leading to speculation that exercise may increase blood flow [...]

By |2008-05-01T15:33:52-04:00May 1st, 2008|Healing the Mind|0 Comments