How To Have A Firmagon Injection And Minimized The Side Effects

Three of the participants on the Malecare Health Unlocked Advanced Prostate Cancer Online Support Group have been sharing their personal experiences and recommendations on how to best get a Firmagon injection. It is clear that how the injection is given has a direct effect on he pain and inflammation a man will experience from the injection. If you are getting ready to start Firmagon you should heed these recommendations. Dave 2 said, “My experience w/ Firmagon was similar to yours--initial doses to stomach area but at too shallow an angle. This med is very dependent on skill of nurse administering [...]

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 [...]

Inflammation Negatively Impacts Overall Survival of Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer

The commonly used serum (blood) marker for inflammation is C-reactive protein (CRP).  It is believed that CRP has a prognostic impact for men with metastatic prostate cancer (MPC) (advanced prostate cancer). The researchers conducted a meta-analysis to quantitate its prognostic impact. They conducted asystematic review to identify publications and presentations exploring the association of baseline serum CRP and overall survival (OS) in MPC, both castration-sensitive and castration-resistant. After performing some statistical manipulations of the data they determined that six studies comprising 659 evaluable patients were eligible. The first authors of the six studies were: Prins (N=119), Pond (N=112), Ito (N=80), [...]

By | February 27th, 2014|Diet, General Information, inflammation, Understanding APC|0 Comments

Understanding & Treating Radiation Proctitis Resulting from Prostate Cancer Treatment

One of the more common side effects of primary prostate cancer treatment with any form of x-ray or ionizing radiation is known as radiation proctitis and the related radiation colitis. Radiation proctitis is inflammation and damage to surrounding organs and tissue caused by stray radiation. Radiation proctitis most commonly occurs after treatment for many different cancers including prostate, cervical and colon cancers so the damage involves the lower intestine, sigmoid colon and the rectum. Depending upon when the radiation proctitis begins it is referred to as either acute or chronic. Acute radiation proctitis is characterized by symptoms occur in the [...]

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