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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: 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 [...]

Be Cautious Taking Megace To Treat Hormone Therapy Hot Flashes

When taking hormone therapy (ADT) each of us experiences different side effects and each of us experiences them differently.  Anyone experiencing hot flashes, probably the most commonly reported side effect of ADT during hormone therapy (ADT) knows how difficult, embarrassing and uncomfortable they can become as you go through your life. Some men, who find that the hot flashes are so burdensome, will go to their oncologist for assistance. One of the more commonly prescribed remedies is a drug called Megace (megestrol acetate). Historically, it was used as a hormone therapy itself at a dose of 120 mg daily in combination [...]

Nationwide Recall of Gabapentin for the Treatment of Hot Flashes Resulting from Hormone Therapy (ADT)

The drug Gabapentin is occasionally prescribed to help control hot flashes resulting from hormone deprivation therapy (ADT). Today, Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. issued a voluntary nationwide recall of their Northstar Labeled Gabapentin Capsules, USP 300 mg 100 count bottle. The recall was issued on complaints about empty capsules in prescriptions received by patients. There is no indication that the drug is in any way contaminated or dangerous to anyone taking it as prescribed. The concern is that unknowingly taking empty capsules will mean that you will not be receiving the prescribed amount of medication. If you have any of the [...]

By | November 24th, 2014|ADT, Drug Recalls, Drugs & Treatments, FDA, Gabapentin, Hot Flashes|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 [...]

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