More On Prostate Cancer Research

Last week we discussed new developments in prostate cancer research. Specifically, we focused on genetic research and cancer prevention. With prevention, we looked at ongoing research into specific foods with anti-carcinogenic properties and the potential benefits of vitamin D. This week we are looking at prostate cancer research relevant to advances in early detection and staging. Currently, one of the

New Developments in Prostate Cancer Research

Prostate cancer research in all its aspects is an ever-evolving and ongoing process. It continues worldwide in order to progress and combat this complex condition. There have been recent developments in prostate cancer research, specifically in terms of gene changes, for example. This new research has been aiding scientists to identify how prostate cancer develops. This means it will become

What Options are Available for High PSA Levels Post-Prostate Cancer Treatment?

Continuing on from last week, we are discussing options for post-prostate cancer treatment when PSA levels remain high or increase. In the case, that following surgery your PSA levels are 0.2ng/mL or higher, or following radiation therapy 2ng/mL or higher, it’s important to consider options. These could be signs of prostate cancer returning or having spread to another part of

PSA Levels Rising After Treatment, What You Need to Know

We have talked about how rising PSA levels can be an indicator of developing prostate cancer. These levels, however, usually go down after treatment, because prostate cancer in the majority of cases is treatable. Furthermore, it doesn’t usually return either. Unfortunately, there are some cases where cancer can become recurring even after initial treatment. In fact, this can happen to

Prostate Cancer: What to Expect After Treatment

Fortunately, most of the time treatment for prostate cancer either removes or destroys cancer. What one might feel post-treatment can vary. It is very difficult for men to navigate prostate cancer, it takes a physical and emotional toll. Hence why it is such a complex issue, some might feel relief once their treatment is complete. However, others might remain stressed,

Why Join a Prostate Cancer Support Group?

Finding out you have cancer has a before and after, life before diagnosis and after changes drastically. The future becomes uncertain. With that comes fear, sadness, anger and many more emotions that are very difficult to process. However, you don’t have to face this battle alone. In the US alone, it is estimated that 269,000 men will be diagnosed with

Are There New Treatments for Prostate Cancer?

Although society at large does not often speak of this, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men. Prostate cancer is pervasive. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society over 164,600 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year. Taking this into question, how many new treatments are in development for prostate cancer? Although these statistics can

What Options are Available for Prostate Cancer Surgery?

There are a variety of procedures and techniques for various types of urological conditions. Nowadays, there are procedures which are minimally invasive and very successful. The best part about these kinds of procedures is that they generally result in successful outcomes. Additionally, they minimize treatment side effects. It is becoming less taxing on the body to undergo treatments such as

Surviving Prostate Cancer

There are many factors that contribute to surviving prostate cancer. No one can tell exactly how long someone will live. However, as we have shown in previous entries, prostate cancer survival rates in most men are very high, around 98% actually. Although there are many variables when dealing with any kind of cancer, prostate cancer survival rates are good. This