Treatment, Therapy & More
What should you do if you are given a diagnosis of prostate cancer? The most important thing is to realise that there is no one recommended course of action. There are various treatments available, each suited to a particular manifestation of the disease.
The best advice is to learn all [...]
Patients are thrown into an unfamiliar world following a diagnosis of prostate cancer. Suddenly, unknown terms and strange-sounding medications are mentioned. How are you supposed to know what they all mean?
Never fear for the following article will help you. There are a number of medications that doctors commonly prescribe [...]
There is good news and bad news when it comes to the side effects of prostate cancer treatments. The good news is that huge improvements have been made over the years. As a result, the severity of side effects has reduced significantly.
However, the bad news is that side [...]
When you are diagnosed with prostate cancer, you are bound to have lots of questions. One of them is sure to concern clinical trials. What exactly are they?
A clinical trial is a medical research study involving volunteers. Such trials play an important role in testing new drugs [...]
You’ve received a diagnosis of prostate cancer and now you must decide on the way forward. You are certain to have many options but one of the alternatives is Active Surveillance.
Active Surveillance is an increasingly popular and viable option. Mostly, it’s chosen by men who – for their own [...]
Prostatectomy is one of the most commonly-used options in the treatment of prostate cancer. What it means is the surgical removal of all or part of the prostate gland.
Usually, it’s men with early-stage cancer, cancer that is located only in the prostate, who undergo radical prostatectomy. This [...]
Radiation is one of the most commonly-used tools in the fight against prostate cancer. It involves killing the cancer cells and the surrounding tissue with radioactive exposure.
One of the reasons that it is so popular is that it is highly effective It has proven to be successful [...]
All cells need fuel to grow and survive. The same is true of prostate cancer cells. So, it follows that if we deprive those same cells of the fuel they depend upon, they won’t be able to grow. The cancer will be stopped in its tracks.
Chemotherapy sounds like a frightening procedure. You’re bound to have heard all sorts of negative stories about it. But do you really know all of the facts? Only by understanding what chemotherapy really does to your body and how it combats cancer will you be able to decide whether or [...]
A diagnosis of prostate cancer immediately conjures up thoughts of invasive surgery and serious radiation therapy. This is understandable as these remain the standard treatments for this type of cancer. However, they may not be the best treatment for you and your particular kind of cancer. There are other less [...]