Tag: prostate cancer

Do Calcium and Vitamin D Prevent Osteoporosis in Men on Hormone Therapy?

Men on hormone therapy are routinely advised to take Calcium and Vitamin D to prevent osteoporosis and fractures. But, do they actually work? Has the benefit really been proven? This video reviews the published studies and gives you advice on what to do. It also discusses a new treatment approved for this purpose.

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Combining External Radiation and Brachytherapy: More Harm Than Good

Combining external radiation and seed implantation is used by many doctors to treat localized prostate cancer. Unfortunately, no study has ever demonstrated this combination was better than either therapy alone. Now a recent study shows the harms of this treatment without improving results. For men with low risk disease, there is no reason to consider […]

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Latest Information About Active Surveillance for Localized Disease

A recent conference occurred in which the status of active surveillance was reviewed. All men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer should be aware of this information before choosing their therapy because the current consensus is that too many men are receiving unnecessary treatment for this disease. (Reviewed May, 2012) Click here to see the video

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New Study of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound for Localized Disease

A large prospective study from Canada was recently reported for men receiving HIFU. The follow-up has been short and the results and status of this treatment are discussed in the accompanying video.

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Mr. Buffett’s Decision

Warren Buffett was recently diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer at age 81 and we are being told he has decided to have external radiation therapy. Many people are questioning why someone with an average life expectancy of 7-8 years would make that decision, especially because of the usually slow progression of early stage disease. […]

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Stendra: A new Impotence Treatment

New Impotence Drug Approved

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In the News: Abiraterone

Abiraterone Acetate Abiraterone acetate is now an approved treatment for men with progressive metastatic disease following chemotherapy. It is marketed under the name Zytiga. The drug is taken once a day by mouth in combination with Prednisone. This drug affects the hormones produced in the adrenal gland and also in the tumor. Another study was […]

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