As the turn of the clock continues we see ourselves leaving September behind and moving into the fall a bit more. We begin fall by kicking off September with Prostate Cancer Awareness and the beginning of football. As we roll into October, we move into the end of baseball and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Which means that as October 1 rolls in on Monday, so will my topics change. I will begin a month long...

Well today I am going to be explaining what Cryotherapy, Cryosurgery, or Cryoablation is and what it does for prostate cancer. This procedure can be referred to as all of the following, but for the purpose of my writing, I am going to just refer to it as cryosurgery. So cryosurgery simply means the application of extreme cold to destroy diseased tissue, in this case, prostate cancer. Physicians have been using this technology since the 1960's....

In an article out of Reuters from the 25th of Spetember, it was reported that AstraZeneca gave a report at the Eastern Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology                                (Barcelona, Spain) that there drug ZD4054 has shown to extend the lives of patients with advanced prostate cancer by as much as 7 months. In a statement released in July of this year by AstraZeneca stated that ZD4054 demonstrated overall survival benefits and was going to be moved to...

A new article that was published yesterday on CNNmoney.com is talking about Cyberknife and its effectiveness in treating prostate cancer. They announced yesterday that more then a 1000 men have now been treated with their Cyberknife technoology for prostate cancer. In a former blog of mine, I discuss more about what is Cyberknife, and how it works. You can find that post in my Archives, or follow this link: Cyberknife.   In my article discussing Cyberknife...

As some of you will be able to tell, this is the first day of the new launch of CANCERGEEK.COM I have moved this blog to that site, so either url that you place into the address bar of your browser will redirect you to the new cancergeek.com I will be working on some new topics as well as some more pages, bulletin boards, useful pages with helpful tips, and easier to navigate web design. I just...

In a new article that is going to be released in the Nov. 1, 2007 edition of Cancer,     an Interdisciplinary International Journal of the American Cancer Society, there is new research being published on the effects of diet and medication in the prevention of Prostate Cancer in men. The research is being conducted by Dr. Neil Fleshner and Dr. Alexandre Zlotta from the University of Toronto.     These researchers are stating that certain medications that are available...

A new article was just published by Dr. Laurel Northouse, PhD from the University of Michigan that studied the effect of  Prostate Cancer diagnosis on the patients' spouse. This might sound like common sense to most of us, what affects one spouse affects the other spouse as well. In this study, the depths of the distress and worry seen in the spouses sugges that they often need more help then what they are currently getting.                ...

Today's topic is going to be about active surveillance. When it comes to any type of cancer, the first thought is to "get it out" of the patient. If you happen to see a Urologist, their solution is going to be to take a patient to surgery. If you speak to a radiation oncologist, his initial thought is going to be to treat you with Radiation Therapy, most likely IMRT. I am here to talk...

Today's topic is something that is new in the arena of prostate cancer. None of what I am going to talk about today is approved yet by the FDA, or the Food and Drug Administration. A targeted therapy is one that is designed to treat only the cancer cells and minimize damage to normal, healthy cells. Cancer treatments that “target” cancer cells may offer the advantage of reduced treatment-related side effects and improved outcomes.                                                     Advances...

Today's topic will yet be another option for the treatment of prostate cancer. We all know that part of what makes men, men, is the fact that they have a large amount of testosterone in their bodies. Testosterone is a male hormone that is produced in the testicles. Many cells in the body respond to or are controlled by testosterone. Cells located inside of the prostate have receptors or "landing pads" that are attracted to...