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POM Wonderful Misled Its Customers – Do You Take Pomegranate Juice or Supplements?

Many of us have believed that pomegranate juice like POM Wonderful and POMx supplements treat, prevent or reduce the risk of heart disease, prostate cancer or erectile dysfunction?  The simple truth is that this assertion has been called into question and might not be true! According to the Federal Trade Commission and a decision by a U.S. [...]

Possible Protocols To Treat Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy caused by chemotherapy is a very common problem for many of us as we go through a chemotherapy regime. Despite the large numbers of us who do suffer from this side effect there has been limited numbers of doctor suggested remedies. On the Malecare/ HealthUnlocked Advanced Prostate Cancer online support group there was [...]

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 [...]

Complementary and Alternative Medicine with Chemotherapy

The following was written and posted by Paul Edwards to the Advanced Prostate Cancer Online Support Group: The March 2014 issue of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology published an article “Why do some cancer patients receiving chemotherapy choose to take complementary and alternative medicines and what are the risks?” by authors from University of Queensland [...]

Startling Fact: PSA Testing Frequency Changes PSA Doubling Time – A Time Honored Surrogate Biomarker is Not Valid!

In our quest to understand our prostate cancer we have developed many “measures” of our disease aggressiveness and progression.  Many of these measures are generally accepted has valid, but many have never been validated. One example is the prognostic nature of PSA Doubling Time (PSADT) in men with biochemically recurrent prostate cancer (BRPC or PSA [...]

Hot Flash Treatments Used for Women Don’t Work in Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer on ADT

Those of us with advanced prostate cancer who have used hormone therapy (ADT) often find that we are plagued with hot flashes that are detrimental to our quality of life (QOL). I believe that hot flashes are the most common side effect complained about by men who are on ADT, in the scheme of seriousness [...]

CAM Supplements – Do They Work for Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer?

Many of us use supplements as either complementary or alternative medicines (CAMS) to treat our prostate cancer as well as advanced prostate cancer. If we interview a selection of men and ask what supplements they take there are a number of items we take that are fairly universal among us. They include pomegranate extract, green [...]

From The AACR 2012 Meeting – Does Lycopene Effect Prostate Cancer?

From The AACR 2012 Meeting - Does Lycopene Effect Prostate Cancer? Yesterday’s post was about the themes I saw in cancer research. Starting today I will be reporting specific research items I saw at the meeting that specifically are important to men with prostate cancer. Dr. Peter Gann of the University of Illinois at Chicago [...]

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