Ovarian cancer is the most lethal of all gynecological malignancies. This is in part because of the symptomology of the disease until it is at a late stage. Because of the five-year survival rate is only 45% while the actual cause of epithelial cancer of the ovary or fallopian tube is not known, studies have found about 15% are shown to be connected with the inherited genetic factors such as BRCA 1&2 mutations. The standard line of defense is surgery and treatment with platinum-based chemotherapy. Unfortunately, recurrence is high with the recurring disease resistant to further chemotherapy. Recently olaparib has shown some promise in treating BRCA 1&2 mutations that have led to ovarian cancer. It is thought this occurs along the DNA repair pathways that make the cancer cells sensitive to olaparib. The validity of the study's data was confirmed by repeated tests across different fields (Fleury et al. 2017).
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Prostate Cancer Treatment and Symptoms
A French team has developed a test to differentiate between prostate cancers that are very aggressive and non-aggressive, in order to treat only those who need it.
What men eat can make them more prone to developing cancer of the prostate. This is a known fact. Prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of death among men. The CDC notes mortality from the disease has been on the decline, but there is still more to be done to identify who is at risk. Diet could play a role in prostate cancer prevention and recurrence, but the truth may not be what you think.
Problems with the prostate gland is fairly common for men over 50, according to webmed. But, developing prostate issues is something that men want to avoid, as the gland plays an important role in male fertility as well as the proper functioning of the urinary tract. An enlarged prostate gland, for example, can block the flow of urine from the bladder causing an urinary tract infection. Mayoclinic suggests that a diet packed with nutrients have a positive impact in prostate health. So, the 5 vegan recipes below will provide all the needed nutrients for optimal prostate gland health.
Where once Epstein Barr Virus and Human Papilloma Virus were believed to affect mostly women, science has found that men can be affected too. Until now, prostate cancer causes have been blamed on genetics. However, older research suggest that the Herpes Viruses have always been suspect as a cause of cancers. More now than ever, Epstein Barr Virus and Human Papilloma Virus are strongly linked to prostate cancer affecting fathers, husbands, brothers, son and fathers.This is relevant given the new focus on prostate cancer, the elusive herpes virus Epstein Barr, and its multitude of transformative symptoms affecting the man in your life.
If you experience symptoms such as frequent urination and poor flow of urine a yearly rectal examination is recommended and may reveal if you have a prostate cancer or an enlarged prostate, suggests Doctor Ademola Orolu, a Family Physician.
The new paradigm for the treatment of prostate cancer from Urology includes drug therapy, surgery and radiation. Researchers say this paradigm holds a good promise for treating previously incurable cancer.
How the USPSTF 2012 Decision to Discourage Prostate Cancer Screenings Has Been Detrimental to Men’s Health
As of April 2017, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) reversed its 2012 recommendation to change prostate cancer screening from a D grade (meaning to discourage use of testing) to a C grade or screening based on history and circumstances, in order to improve the screening of men ages 55-69. The task force still does not recommend screening for men age 70 and up.
Researchers have found light therapy can be used to effectively treat early prostate cancer.
Comedian and actor Ben Stiller went public with his claim that taking the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test saved his life. So should every man make it part of their yearly exam to request a PSA test to monitor their levels as a measure to protect themselves against prostate cancer? Dr. Oz weighs in on this question on the Today show.
For men who are undergoing radiation as part of prostate cancer treatment, incorporating yoga exercises into their program should be a consideration. New research from the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine shows that the combination of physical poses, meditation, and breathing techniques provides some benefits for men who are coping with this difficult time in their lives.
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).
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.