Indigo Overview

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Indigo Overview

Over 50,000 men relapse after surgery or radiation each year. The characteristics of Indigo are: previous treatment with surgery, radiation or

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Accessing The Medical Chart | Indigo

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Accessing The Medical Chart | Indigo

Many treatments have irreversible consequences, so it is important to pick the best treatment first. It is commonly understood in medical circles that long-term survival is improved by receiving optimal treatment up front. The first treatment is your best shot at eradicating the cancer.

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The PSA Blood Test | Indigo

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The PSA Blood Test | Indigo

PSA plays a variety of roles, the most familiar being screening to detect prostate cancer at an early stage. PSA also helps to define the Stages of Blue. Another role of PSA is to detect cancer relapse after surgery or radiation. Lastly, rises or declines in PSA after hormone therapy or chemotherapy help determine whether a treatment is working...

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Body Scans | Indigo

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Body Scans | Indigo

While multiparametric MRI and color Doppler ultrasound are excellent tools for monitoring disease inside the prostate, scanning the rest of the body for cancer that may have spread to the lymph nodes or bones is also critical. Body scans are necessary for every Stage of Blue except Sky...

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Introduction To Treatment | Indigo

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Introduction To Treatment | Indigo

Once the proper Stage of Blue is assigned. the different treatments appropriate for that Stage can be considered. Overall, there are four broad categories of treatment available for prostate cancer: observation, local treatments, systemic treatments, and combination therapy.

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Radiation for Indigo

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Radiation for Indigo

Radiation delayed until PSA begins to rise is called salvage treatment. Salvage radiotherapy is given to patients whose PSA either fails to become undetectable after surgery, or if the PSA subsequently rises after...

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Indigo | Subtypes

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Indigo | Subtypes

Treatment for Indigo varies per the subtype. Men with Low-Indigo are presumed to have disease confined to the prostate or where the prostate used to be located.  Men with Basic-Indigo are at significant risk for...

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Unorthodox Therapies for Indigo

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Unorthodox Therapies for Indigo

Some of the unorthodox treatments for Azure, such as aspirin, metformin, and statins, may be worthy of consideration for Indigo. Treatment with ancillary agents such as these should generally be considered as additions rather than substitutions to an overall protocol that includes standard anticancer therapies. 

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Minimizing the Side Effects of Chemotherapy

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Minimizing the Side Effects of Chemotherapy

The most common side effect from Taxotere or Jevtana is fatigue. If tiredness from Taxotere becomes excessive, changing the schedule of infusions to weekly may be less toxic. Also, the tiredness may be reduced by switching from...

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Health Issues For Men With Prostate Cancer

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Health Issues For Men With Prostate Cancer

After treatment with TIP, some men will be left with chronically suppressed testosterone. Several studies suggest that properly-supervised administration of testosterone is safe. In addition to the need for post treatment surveillance, these ongoing doctor visits offer an good opportunity to screen men for issues unrelated to prostate cancer by important for their overall general good health.  

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Whole Nutrition For Prostate Health & RecoveryNut

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Whole Nutrition For Prostate Health & RecoveryNut

Ideally, the bulk of human food intake should be from whole food sources (unprocessed, unadulterated, natural), with only a small percentage of food products (processed, refined, boxed, bottled, canned, packaged, and powdered). Whole foods provide...

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Fitness and Longevity

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Fitness and Longevity

The risk of a sedentary lifestyle is about the same as a pack-a-day smoking habit. “Sitting is the new smoking.” After age 60, just through the normal aging process, men lose 1% of their muscle every year. Hormonal treatments accelerate...

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