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Clinical Trial Results, Both Negative and Positive, Will Now Have To Be Reported In A Timely Manner!

Clinical trials are the main stream of developing and then getting necessary approvals for drugs to be able to make it to market. Drug companies, like every other company and every individual want only to have successes. We all also have egos and when there is a failure we often prefer to bury that information so that it doesn’t reflect poorly on us. This is human nature and it can serve as an economic driver for drug companies. When clinical trials do fail this information is most often not reported. Also, sometimes when trials do succeed the information, for various [...]

Guest Post – Living Your Life with Stage IV Prostate Cancer

The following is a guest post from a participant of the Malecare Health Unlocked Advanced Prostate Cancer Online Support Group. I would like to share my ideas for coping with stage 4 prostate cancer. Hoping one or two points may encourage others to think about how they may find a better way cope with their stage 4 disease. I boarded the Prostate Cancer train in Aug 2009 at age 71. Through out the trip this train has been engineered the joint effort of the VA, Asheville, NC and Dr James Polascik, Duke University Cancer Center. Stopping off along the way, [...]

By | September 15th, 2016|General Information, Personal Experiences, survivorship, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Improving Your Survival – Find the Right Hospital

Today’s New York Times (8/23/16) had an article written by Austin Frakt, which should be of interest to all of us with prostate cancer. The article, “Why It’s Crucial to Choose the Right Hospital appeared on page A3. The entire article is best described by the first sentence, “There’s an exceeding simple way to get better health care: Choose a better hospital.” The article dealt specifically with hospital death statistics over the last 20 years from heart attacks, but its conclusions should be the same for any serious illness including prostate cancer. In a study performed by health economists from [...]

By | August 23rd, 2016|General Information, Survival, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treats Prostate Cancer Radiation Induced Hematuria

Post-radiation hematuria (PRH), or blood clots in the urine sometimes accompanied with bladder pain or pain in the back, has been a common side effect of radiation delivered to the pelvis. This type of radiation treatment is common as a primary prostate cancer treatment as well as for men who have a prostate cancer recurrence post surgery. One treatment for PRH, which has not been studied a lot is hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO). Researchers evaluated the efficacy of HBO in the treatment of men suffering from PRH. Their retrospective study included all men with PRH treated with HBO in a [...]

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