Understanding Some Of The Disparity Issues Surrounding Prostate Cancer

According to Malecare, Prostate Cancer kills Black men as a rate that is 2.4 times that for White men. According to the Men’s Health Foundation Ghana “1 in 5 Ghanaian men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime.”(1) The Prostate Cancer UK also said “1 in 4 black men will get prostate cancer in their [...]

Salvage Radio Therapy Extends Life Without Regard to PSA Doubling Time

Researchers at Duke University observed a survival benefit for men who had salvage radiation therapy (RT) for prostate-specific antigen (PSA) failure after radical prostatectomy (RP) in the men who experience a rapid rises in PSA doubling time (DT,< 6 months). They then asked whether such a benefit also exits in men with a protracted PSA [...]

Mortality is Directly Related to Both Time to Recurrence and Risk Level of Prostate Cancer

Mortality prospects after a prostate cancer recurrences following a radical prostatectomy has always been assumed to be directly related to the early development of metastases. A study from Melbourne Australia indicates that men with low-risk prostate cancer have good mortality prospects even when they experience early biochemical recurrence. The first author of the study, Anthony [...]

Prostate Cancer is not a Fatal Cancer – HOG WASH

If I hear it one more time I am going to tear my hair out. What do you mean that prostate cancer is not fatal, prostate cancer is the second largest cancer killer after only lung cancer. TARA PARKER-POPE wrote in yesterdays New York Times a health article, "Screen or Not? What Those Prostate Studies [...]