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Chemotherapeutic agents, or chemotherapy, are anticancer drugs. They are used (for hormone resistant prostate cancer) as a palliative treatment...
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The cause of prostate cancer is unknown, but the cancer is not thought to be related to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The risk (predisposing)...
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The male (androgenic) hormone is called testosterone. It stimulates the growth of cancerous prostatic cells and, therefore, is the primary fuel for...
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The surgical treatment for prostate cancer is commonly referred to as a radical or total prostatectomy, which is the removal of the entire prostate...
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Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy in American men and the second leading cause of deaths from cancer, after lung cancer. The estimated...
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No specific measures are known to prevent the development of prostate cancer. At present, therefore, we can hope only to prevent progression of the...
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The goal of radiotherapy is to damage the cancer cells and stop their growth or kill them. This works because the rapidly dividing (reproducing)...
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... Traditionally, it was felt that testosterone (T) replacement in men who had low T (called "hypogonadism") would increase the risk...
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... A TURP stands for transurethral resection of the prostate. It is a procedure done through the penis/urethra where the urologist uses an...
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Prostate cancer is marked by abnormal growth of cells in the prostate. It is the most common form of cancer in American men (after skin cancer) and...
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...As far as when the cancer is gone, it may take 18-24 months for the radiation to clear the cancer from your prostate gland. The PSA should go down...
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... You could do intermittent hormonal therapy (IHT) and hold off on further hormones until your PSA goes higher and then plan to just take 6-9...
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... Good-news-bad-news. The LHRH agonist (Lupron is one brand) is critical to the success of prostate cancer treatment for many men and sounds like...
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Prostate cancer screening is controversial. Some doctors and organizations recommend regular screening while others don't. The American Cancer...
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In 2008, researchers from Duke, M.D. Anderson, UNC, U. Michigan, and NCI published their findings on the use of flaxseed supplementation as a...
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