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When Men with Prostate Cancer Get Prostatitis

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When Men with Prostate Cancer Get Prostatitis

Prostatitis is associated with inflammation (and or neural upregulation or sensitization), and in a few cases, infection of the prostate, causing pain in the prostate and pelvic area along with variable urinary symptoms. Acute bacterial prostatitis is rare, quite severe, relatively simple to diagnose, and quite easy to cure with...

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Things to know about SpaceOAR

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Things to know about SpaceOAR

SpaceOAR is a new rectal protection product for men with prostate cancer undergoing radiation therapy. SpaceOAR reduces the risk of rectal toxicity, also known as radiation enteropathy, a potential side effect of radiation that can be permanent after radiation..

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Making the Most of Regret: Lessons From Patients

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Making the Most of Regret: Lessons From Patients

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. Most men in the United States are diagnosed with relatively early-stage disease. They face a difficult task sorting through the ar-ray of different treatment options to find the one treatment that fits best. 
There is no shortfall of educational resources for patients.

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Sanpower Group Closes Acquisition of Dendreon

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Sanpower Group Closes Acquisition of Dendreon

SEAL BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dendreon Pharmaceuticals LLC (“Dendreon”) today announced the close of a transaction in which Sanpower Group, a private Chinese conglomerate, acquired Dendreon from an affiliate of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. for $819.9 million in cash.

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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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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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Two “Positive Side Effects” of Prostate Cancer

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Two “Positive Side Effects” of Prostate Cancer

There is an aspect of being diagnosed with prostate cancer that has proved to be, for many men, quite literally, a life-saver, and that is being compelled to undergo a physical. For example, men who had always avoided getting regular physical exams learned that they had dangerously clogged arteries, making that checkup, literally, a life saving event. So that although prostate cancer is no day at the beach, and every treatment comes with a stiff price, there can be unexpected benefits. What I think of as “positive side effects.” Getting a check-up is one such.

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