For many people, chemotherapy conjures up thoughts of debilitating sickness and end of the line therapy. Today this is no longer the case. With advancements in modern medicine, side effects from chemotherapy can be easily managed and reduced. Chemotherapy treats metastatic disease and prevents relapse in men with prostate cancer. This episode of PROSTATE PROS
Hormone therapy, or Testosterone Inactivating Pharmaceuticals, work to either stop testosterone’s production or limit testosterone’s activity in promoting prostate cancer growth. These powerful anti-cancer drugs can put men with prostate cancer in remission for years and in some cases even decades! Discover hormone therapy treatment protocol and monitoring, get insight to hormone resistance, and learn
Historically radiation side effects and cure rates were not comparable to what surgery could achieve. However, with breakthroughs in radiation, computerized beam radiation now rivals surgery for cure rates and minimizes the risk of side effects.
This episode of PROSTATE PROS compares and contrasts the three types of computerized beam radiation: IMRT, IMPT, and SBRT. The episode also covers how to prevent and manage side effects of radiation therapy.
his episode explores and defines brachytherapy from the difference between HDR (temporary) and LDR (permanent) seeds, to who is eligible and why seeds might be an appealing treatment choice.
Gleason 6 prostate cancer may sound like a dangerous type of prostate cancer. Luckily that is not the case, Gleason 6 prostate cancer does not spread. This means men with Gleason 6 can be safely monitored through active surveillance and avoid the side effects that come with treatment.
Active surveillance is not synonymous with watchful waiting, and it no longer means periodic random biopsy. Learn the active surveillance protocol and discover a Gleason 6 lifestyle.
Get the inside scoop on prostate size. Learn about BPH diagnosis, treatments, and potential implications for prostate cancer. If your last PSA test come back elevated or you’re having symptoms such as frequent, urgent, urination一are you now convinced you have prostate cancer?
Before you get too worked up, listen to this episode. Join us and hear a few answers from Dr. Richard Lam this month on PROSTATE PROS.
Your problem may simply be a large prostate!
Radical prostatectomy is one of the most popular treatments for prostate cancer. Surgery is broadcasted all over the media as the gold standard of prostate cancer treatment. But does surgery really live up to the hype?
This episode of PROSTATE PROS covers the “Just Cut it Out!” mentality, the surgery versus radiation debate, and the side effects of the radical prostatectomy.
PROSTATE PROS invites Alex Scholz, CEO of the Prostate Cancer Research Institute (PCRI), to discuss how the PCRI helps educate men and caregivers. Scholz gives us a look inside the PCRI’s annual and mid-year patient conferences, the PCRI helpline, and all the ways they provide free, expert-reviewed information on all aspects of prostate cancer. ABOUT
Whether you’ve just found out you have prostate cancer, or have been managing your prostate cancer for years, it can be a frightening, confusing experience. Who to turn to – which type of doctor should you see? How do you share with loved ones? Where can you find support and get unbiased information? On this
AVOID PROSTATE CANCER PITFALLS