Possible Protocols To Treat Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy caused by chemotherapy is a very common problem for many of us as we go through a chemotherapy regime. Despite the large numbers of us who do suffer from this side effect there has been limited numbers of doctor suggested remedies. On the Malecare/ HealthUnlocked Advanced Prostate Cancer online support group there was a recent post from one of the members about a suggestion he has received from his doctor to combat this problematic side effect. The recommendation was to use Pyridoxine 100mg (Vitamin B 6) twice a day and Alpha Lipoic Sustained release 300mg twice a day [...]

By | September 20th, 2016|carboplatin, Chemotherapy, peripheral neuropathy, supplements|0 Comments

The Well Reviewed Guide to Advanced Prostate Cancer (A Survivor Perspective) Has Been Updated and is Now Available for a free Download

Somehow I have been negligent and not let people know that I have written and posted a major update of my “Guide to Advanced Prostate Cancer.” As in the past, it is available as a free download from the Malecare web site. Helping me to update the book was prostate cancer survivor Craig Pynn and my own caretaker, Wendy Lebowitz. Anyone reading the first edition will be surprised when you see how many changes and updates this edition has included. It now has a very extensive conversation about living in the world as a cancer survivor as well as more [...]

Complementary and Alternative Medicine with Chemotherapy

The following was written and posted by Paul Edwards to the Advanced Prostate Cancer Online Support Group: The March 2014 issue of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology published an article “Why do some cancer patients receiving chemotherapy choose to take complementary and alternative medicines and what are the risks?” by authors from University of Queensland School of Pharmacy and the Sunshine Coast Cancer Care Services. The research found that Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) that is systemically absorbed is most likely to interfere with concurrent chemotherapy and potentially cause harm to cancer patients. When tested in rigorous clinical trials, no [...]

By | August 6th, 2014|Chemo Therapy, Drugs & Treatments, supplements, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Startling Fact: PSA Testing Frequency Changes PSA Doubling Time – A Time Honored Surrogate Biomarker is Not Valid!

In our quest to understand our prostate cancer we have developed many “measures” of our disease aggressiveness and progression.  Many of these measures are generally accepted has valid, but many have never been validated. One example is the prognostic nature of PSA Doubling Time (PSADT) in men with biochemically recurrent prostate cancer (BRPC or PSA only increases with negative scans).  PSADT is used as common intermediate endpoint for assessing the efficacy of therapies. A number of investigational agents appear to favorably effect PSADT, slowing of PSADT has also been observed in placebo-treated men. Researchers from Johns Hopkins Hospital theorized that [...]

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