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The UnCancer

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The UnCancer

At the first ever Active Surveillance Convention, a conference I attended back in 2007, many experts openly bemoaned that the word “CANCER” profoundly overstates the significance of Gleason 6 type of prostate cancer. The pathologists at the conference, however, shot down the idea of a name change saying, “Under the microscope it looks like a cancer, so it is cancer.” No one at the conference had    a rebuttal so the proposal for a name change was dropped.

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Proton Therapy for Prostate Cancer

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Proton Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Proton beam therapy, a form of external beam radiation, has been around for a while but is less commonly utilized than other forms of radiation therapy, which is partly due to availability. Certain properties of protons show potential for a different approach to radiation therapy. This article also considers how implementation of imaging helps improve treatment outcomes. 

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Helpline Frequently Asked Questions

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Helpline Frequently Asked Questions

PCRI's free Helpline connects patients and caregivers with educational advocates and helps them understand their personal case. This article is a top ten frequently asked questions list that our Helpline receives. 

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Featured Article: Using Ginseng for Cancer Related Fatigue

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Featured Article: Using Ginseng for Cancer Related Fatigue

The Cheapest, Best, Safest Available “Drug” for Cancer-Related Fatigue (CRF) that no one knows about until now, despite being proven to work at the Mayo Clinic, MD Anderson Cancer Center & 40+ other medical centers many years ago!!???  What the heck is Moyad talking about?! (Shameless plug #235-See “The Supplement Handbook” by Moyad on Amazon after reading this article).

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Sexual Recovery after Prostate Cancer: 9 Tips from a Sex Therapist

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Sexual Recovery after Prostate Cancer: 9 Tips from a Sex Therapist

If you or your partner have experienced prostate cancer, you might have questions and concerns about sexual recovery and rebuilding your sex life. This article will help identify things you can do now, wherever you are in your recovery, to start to create a sex life you want. With prostate cancer, as with many things in life, there are the physical realities of the situation, and there are options for dealing with those realities. How we deal with the realities influences how they affect our lives. Try to adopt the mindset that you will do your best to create what you want sexually, within the boundaries of what’s physically possible. 

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Helpline Corner: A Letter from a Caller

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Helpline Corner: A Letter from a Caller

This is a letter that we received from a recent helpline caller. It demonstrates the critical importance of support empowerment and information and how it prepares you for partnership with your medical professionals. This letter was published with permission from its author.

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Abstracts from the 2016 AUA Meeting

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Abstracts from the 2016 AUA Meeting

AUA is an annual meeting of urologists where data from new studies are presented. This data is presented in abstracts, or summaries of the entire peer reviewed articles. In this article, Mark Scholz, MD, analyzes the data and explains the practical implications of these new studies.

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PROSTATE INSIGHTS QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER | MAY + JUNE 2016 | VOLUME 19 ISSUE 2

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PROSTATE INSIGHTS QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER | MAY + JUNE 2016 | VOLUME 19 ISSUE 2

Greetings researcher, and welcome to a new edition of Prostate Insights. We have exciting things to announce and important information about new and current treatments. More treatments are becoming available today for men who have metastatic prostate cancer. More treatments are becoming available today for men who have metastatic prostate cancer. William K. Oh, MD and Charlie Baker from the Tisch Cancer Institute will provide an overview of the unique radiotherapy called Xofigo (radium-223)...

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