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Prostate Cancer Treatment and Symptoms

New drug prevents chemo-induced nausea, vomiting in most cancer patients

2014-10-10 14:29
FDA approves new combo drug for chemo-induced nausea and vomiting.

There’s new hope for patients suffering from the debilitating side effects of chemotherapy for cancer, which often includes severe nausea and vomiting, as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its approval today of a novel combo drug to prevent CINV (short for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting).

The new product, called Akynzeo, is administered orally as a capsule containing a unique fixed-dose combination of two drugs, netupitant and palonosetron.

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Molecules in semen diagnose prostate cancer

2014-06-09 12:09
MicroRNA in semen more accurate than PSA for prostate cancer

University of Adelaide researchers have discovered small molecules in semen can diagnose prostate cancer more accurately. MicroRNAs and one in particular - can also provide clues to prostate cancer that is most likely to be aggressive versus cancer that can be watched.

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These Vitamin D-Rich Foods May Reduce Risk of Prostate Cancer

2014-05-01 19:56
The vitamin D in salmon may help prevent prostate cancer

Women, tell your men to improve their intestinal absorption of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphate and zinc because this new study has found that vitamin D deficiency in men may be linked to more aggressive and advanced cases of prostate cancer.

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This one act during surgery could affect your cancer reoccurrence

2014-01-05 11:44
Anesthesia given during prostate cancer surgery

Using spinal pain killing opiods would reduce the patient’s need for additional narcotics post op. The use of large amounts of post operative narcotics may decrease the immune system, therefore making the body less likely to be able to fight off cancer cells that may spread during surgery.

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Join the Movement by Growing your Mustache Against Prostate Cancer this Movember

2013-11-09 16:02
Movember

How long will you be growing your mustache to raise awareness this November about men's health and prostate cancer? Long or short, curled or straight, with or without a beard, the mustache represents the fight against prostate cancer and spreading awareness about the disease. Be named a Mo Bro by joining in with thousands of other men and Mo Sistas to put an end it.

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Surviving prostate cancer could depend on weight at time of diagnosis

2013-10-30 12:32
Study again highlights overweight risk of dying from prostate cancer

What does a man's weight at time of diagnosis have to do with prostate cancer? Scientists say men who are overweight or obese may not respond as well to treatment. The finding that comes from a study of 751 Kaiser Permanente patients highlights the importance of weight management for Baby Boomers who sometimes struggle.

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