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Cancer Diagnosis Causes Increased Emotional Problems for Too Many of Us

Being diagnosed with cancer is tough. Being diagnosed with cancer is often coupled with clinically meaningful levels of mental or emotional distress. Researchers in Germany have found that during the prior four weeks nearly a third of more than 2,100 cancer survivors interviewed at inpatient and outpatient care centers experienced mental or emotional distress that meets the strict diagnostic criteria for mental disorders including anxiety, depressive and adjustment disorders. In the normal, non-cancer survivor population we would not expect to see rates higher than 18% at most. When the researchers evaluated the types of disorders they found that 11.5% of [...]

By | December 23rd, 2016|General Information, How We Live, mental health, Research, Uncategorized|0 Comments

One Man’s Shares His Personal Tips About Having Provenge To Treat His Advanced Prostate Cancer

The following was posted on the Malecare Advanced Prostate Cancer Health Unlocked online support group.  I have received permission to reprint it here because it might be helpful to some of you. FYI-    Provenge is a cancer vaccine that helps to mobilize your own immune system to your prostate cancer.  It is currently only approved in the United States for men who castrate resistant. It is administered by first removing a bag of your white blood cells, sending them off to a factory in Seale Beacj Calif. where the white cells (T cells) are altered by having a protein [...]

By | December 9th, 2016|Drugs & Treatments, General Information, immunotherapy, Provenge|0 Comments

The 5 Important Questions We Need To Ask Men Who Are End Stage – Handling Grief

Advanced prostate cancer will eventually end, barring another cause of death, with the demise of the individual survivor. Knowing that you suffer from a terminal illness is hard, it is hard on the family and it is hard on the individual. Many of us don’t think about it, but it is also hard for many of our healthcare professionals. We all have great difficulty dealing with the thought of the eventual and then the actual death of our loved one. In many cases this difficulty also extends to our healthcare professionals. Like the family, they need to find a way [...]

Can A Low Carb Diet Affect the Side Effects of Hormone Therapy (ADT)?

Dr. Steve Freedland, from Cedar Sinai conducted a controlled, randomized clinical study that evaluated the efficacy of an extremely low carbohydrate diet on the side effects of hormone therapy (ADT).   The study showed that an extreme diet has a positive impact on many of the side negative effects as well as causing significant weight loss that probably has many other additional positive health effects. An interview with Dr. Freedland is available at: https://healthunlocked.com/advanced-prostate-cancer/posts/134335778/low-carb-diet-adt as well as another interview with him that basically repeating the findings already mentioned at: urologytimes.modernmedicine... Briefly, summing up some of his findings he reported that: "In [...]