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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month!

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month!

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime.  It's important to talk to your family and friends about the risk of prostate cancer, and the importance of screening....

New Prostate Cancer Prognostic Test Soon-To-Be Available

New Prostate Cancer Prognostic Test Soon-To-Be Available

A new prostate cancer prognostic test is in the works and soon-to-be available worldwide.  MDxHealth recently signed an agreement that gives it licensing rights to market and manufacture the test.  The test, InformMDx, looks at the recently validated biomarker PDE4D7,...

Prostate Cancer isn’t Just a “Man’s Disease”

Prostate Cancer isn’t Just a “Man’s Disease”

It’s a simple fact anatomical fact that women will never have to worry about receiving their own prostate cancer diagnosis.  Prostate cancer has long been referred to as a “man’s disease,” one must not overlook the burden that is shared by the patient’s partner.  A...

SpaceOAR Hydrogel Now Covered by Medicare

SpaceOAR Hydrogel Now Covered by Medicare

As of January 1, 2018, a new technology called SpaceOAR™ Hydrogel is now a covered procedure by Medicare. This product helps to protect the rectum from unintended damage during radiation therapy for prostate cancer. SpaceOAR™ is a gel that is placed through a needle...

Big Dangers when it comes to Pain management

Big Dangers when it comes to Pain management

When it comes to “pain management”, most people automatically think of over the counter medications.  They take the prescribed dose, the medication goes to work, and the pain is managed; often times it is short-lived, and they can move on from it.  But, for many...

Actor Stephen Fry reveals he has prostate cancer

Actor Stephen Fry reveals he has prostate cancer

Last week, Actor Stephen Fry revealed that for the past few months, he has been battling prostate cancer.  Fry credits early detection: "I felt my life was saved by early intervention so I would urge any of you men of a certain age to get your PSA levels checked." ...

PCa Commentary

Expert Commentary On The Latest Prostate Cancer Topics

Written by Dr. Ed Weber

PCa Commentary is a well-researched, clearly presented commentary targeted to medical providers and others interested in current prostate cancer treatment. Each PCa Commentary edition offers an analysis of new developments in the field of prostate cancer with essays discussing and evaluating treatment management options for this disease.

PCaCommentary #148: ACTIVE SURVEILLANCE – What’s New.

Active surveillance (AS) is an increasingly recommended strategy for carefully selected men with a biopsy diagnosis of low grade, localized prostate cancer.  It involves delaying primary intervention with careful follow-up monitoring with a goal of avoiding...

PCa Commentary #147: Olaparib and Rucaparib (PARP inhibitors)

OLAPARIB and RUCAPARIB (PARP inhibitors): These newly FDA approved agents now offer a much needed additional treatment option for men with metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). The prostate cancer field is abuzz with encouraging reports of efficacy...

PCa Commentary # 146: Radium-223 (Xofigo); A Radioisotope Treatment for Prostate Cancer Metastatic to Bone. The radiobiology of Radium-223 suggests greater effectiveness when used early in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC).

In 2013 Radium-223 was FDA approved for treatment of prostate cancer patients with bone metastases on the basis of a large randomized trial, ASYMPCA, comparing the radioisotope to a placebo. In 708 heavily pretreated men, the overall median survival was extended by...

UNDERSTANDING PROSTATE CANCER

Prostate Cancer

What is Prostate Cancer?

What is Prostate Cancer, the Symptoms, Risk Factors? What does the Prostate do, where is it located?

Prostate Cancer Tests and Diagnostics

Prostate Cancer Recurrence.

For Some, Cancer Returns After Treatment.  Compare Treatments. Increase Your Odds of Remaining in Remission.

Prostate Cancer Treatments

Treating Prostate Cancer.

Patients have options when it comes to the prostate cancer treatments. Learn about your options.

Remission versus Recurrence?

Relapse of prostate cancer is way more common than you might think. Many men treated for prostate cancer have their cancer return, which can lead to a lifetime of treatment. Prostate Cancer Free studies treatment outcomes documented in "The STUDY", recently updated for 2021. Take this Study to your doctor, and discuss your chance of cancer recurrence. The Study is available with the new, just released booklet, to help you learn about prostate cancer. Both the Prostate Cancer Free Study and the booklet, “What You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer” are available NOW for you to VIEW, PRINT or DOWNLOAD.

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