US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT: The newly approved therapeutic prostate cancer vaccine, Provenge, is safe and has few side effects, a new study finds. READ MORE>
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Posted in PROSTATE CANCER, Provenge, tagged advanced prostate cancer, cancer research, catheter, prostablog, prostate, prostate blog, PROSTATE CANCER, prostate treatment, provenge safe, Provenge treatment, side effects, US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT on June 3, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in PROSTATE CANCER, Provenge, tagged advanced prostate cancer, cancer research, catheter, prostablog, prostate, prostate blog, PROSTATE CANCER, prostate cancer treatments, Provenge treatment, side effects, US Prostate Cancer Foundation on May 29, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Bowel, Brachytherapy, PROSTATE CANCER, PROSTATE RESEARCH, Treatment news, tagged bowel, Brachytherapy, cancer research, German researchers, long-term effects, Permanent brachytherapy implants, prostablog, prostate, prostate blog, PROSTATE CANCER, prostate cancer treatments, prostate treatment, quality of life, side effects, URO TODAY on October 9, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Biochemical recurrence, Bone cancer, Chemotherapy, Hormone therapy, Hormone-refactory, PROSTATE CANCER, Prostate drugs, Prostate stories, PSA tests, Salvage therapy, Survival, Testosterone treatment, Treatment debate, Wives' stories, tagged advanced prostate cancer, comparison of treatments, Hormone therapy, inflexible approaches, Keto, ketoconazole, NZ doctors, NZ medical professionals, prostablog, prostate, prostate blog, PROSTATE CANCER, prostate cancer treatments, prostate treatment, prostate treatment debate, PSA, PSA test, side effects on July 12, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
JULY 10: PROSTABLOG NZ: “It’s sad that medical professionals in NZ are so scared of possible side effects from a treatment like Ketoconazole, that they refuse to even acknowledge it, even if it has been proven to be effective overseas.”
These words were written today by Mary – a Kiwi whose partner has advanced prostate cancer – as she describes the frustration of being unable to persuade NZ doctors to move outside what seem to her to be inflexible approaches to treatment.
“I produced prostate cancer digests from people I know who have had large drops in PSA on Keto, but I was told I know only a few people and trials showing side effects have been done on thousands,” she says.
“When I said I would like to see the papers on this, I was told I was not a doctor…and to this I respond “no, but I am the partner of a man with advanced cancer.”
READ the second chapter of Mary’s struggle to save her man.
Posted in PROSTATE CANCER, PSA tests, Screening debate, SELECT COMMITTEE INQUIRY, Treatment debate, tagged blood test, blood tests, Brian Cox, digital examination, early detection, epidemiologist, Health Select Committee, medical checkups, New Zealand Medical Journal, OTAGO DAILY TIMES:, Otago public health researcher, Paul Hutchison, prostablog, prostate, prostate blog, PROSTATE CANCER, Prostate inquiry, prostate treatment debate, prostate-specific antigen, prostatectomy, PSA, PSA test, Radical prostatectomy, Screening debate, screening programme, side effects on June 27, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
JUNE 27: OTAGO DAILY TIMES: Many men in New Zealand are suffering side effects after radiotherapy and surgery for prostate cancer which would never have killed them, and a screening programme would increase this, says University of Otago public health researcher Dr Brian Cox. READ MORE>
He was commenting on the recent announcement by chairman of the Health Committee Dr Paul Hutchison that the committee will conduct an inquiry into optimal screening (or early detection) and treatment of prostate cancer.
Dr Cox is concerned there is already considerable over treatment of men for this disease with very little evidence of any reduction in deaths from it.
Dr Cox, an epidemiologist, recently published an article in the New Zealand Medical Journal. READ IT HERE>