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May 15

Best Auckland Chiropractors & Acupuncturists

Pure Healthcare invites all to subscribe to their [...]

Pure Healthcare invites all to subscribe to their RSS feed and get timely updates on their blogs and news related to Chiropractic, Acupuncture, and Naturopathy. Get best services from Auckland chiropractors & acupuncturists of Pure healthcare. For more information, contact or visit the website now.

April 26

Dr. Nicole Beurkens | Upcoming Speaking Engagements & Events

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April 23

How Family History Influences the Risk of Prostate Cancer

It is a known fact that men with a family history [...]

How Family History Influences the Risk of Prostate Cancer

It is a known fact that men with a family history of prostate cancer are at a higher risk of developing the disease. A Swedish research team has calculated just how much having a father and/or brother with prostate cancer increases the risk. They also discovered how likely it is for a man with family history of the disease will get an aggressive or mild type of prostate cancer.

It is important for men to get screenings for prostate cancer so they have more information regarding the risks of getting an aggressive type of prostate cancer. This way they can make personal decisions about treatment. The problem is that screening for prostate is not perfect because it sometimes misses cancer or finds something else which is harmless. There are no reliable tests yet for differentiating between the mild and aggressive cancer.

Recommendation from the American Cancer Society states that men with a family history of prostate cancer should confer with their doctor at the age of 40-50 years about testing. African American men are at a higher risk of this disease and should see their doctor at an earlier age.

The medical records of 52,000 Swedish men with fathers and brothers who had prostate cancer found that;

  • Men who had a brother with prostate cancer were twice at higher risk of getting diagnosed before the age of 75 years. Men without family history have only 13% risk.
  • Men with a brother who has prostate cancer have a 9% risk of getting the aggressive type of prostate cancer at 75 years of age compared to the other men with 5%.
  • Men with a father and brother with prostate cancer had three times the risk of getting diagnosed with prostate cancer. Their chance of getting any other type of prostate cancer was 48% compared with the 13% among the other men.
  • Men with both a father and brother who have prostate cancer have about 14% chance of developing the aggressive type of prostate cancer at the age of 75 compared to the 5% in other men.

It was found that while the number of family members with prostate cancer affects the risk, their type of prostate cancer did not have a strong effect on risk. The results of the study provide men with better risk estimates to consider when deciding to get tested, but they should remember that the study concentrated on Swedish men only. It is not clear yet how well these results would apply to men with a different genetic constitution such as African Americans.

 

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Prostate Cancer Treatment Clinic   Men have choices for treating prostate cancer. Prostate seed implantation is one of the best options. "Men don't have to have major surgery or other time-consuming and difficult procedures in order to effectively treat prostate cancer. You don't have to lose your sexual function or have long...

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© 2019 Prostate Seed Institute. All rights reserved. Prostate Seed Institute offers prostate cancer treatment options including seed implants & radiation therapy. Find information on prostate cancer symptoms & cures at our website. Dr. Echt, a Prostate Cancer Specialist Doctor can help you in curing prostate cancer through various prostate cancer treatments. We provide early stage prostate cancer treatments in Houston, Dallas, Oklahoma, North Texas, San Antonio, Atlanta, Mexico and Canada. These materials are informational only and should not be used in place of advice from a medical professional. If you have any questions about a specific treatment, please ask Doctor Gregory Echt or your radiation therapy oncologist. Although this information is updated regularly, Doctor Gregory Echt makes no representations or warranties about the suitability of this information for use for any particular purpose. All information is provided \"as is\" without express or implied warranty.

April 23

Focal Therapy Used in Localized Prostate Cancer

The use of focal therapy in localized prostate can [...]

Should Focal Therapy Be Used in Localized Prostate Cancer?

The use of focal therapy in localized prostate cancer using HIFU (High-intensity focused ultrasound) was conducted in Europe from 625 men who received treatment at different centers with a median follow-up of 56 months.

The mean are reporting a high overall survival, a high (failure-free) survival, and a high metastasis-free survival. The study’s strengths are that it’s multicentered, prospective, and involves reasonable follow-up. The researchers have pointed out that based on the findings, focal HIFU is effective in managing men who’ve localized prostate cancer.

However, Dr. Gerald Chodak from Medscape raises a number of questions regarding these findings:

  • Unique characteristics: About 28 percent of men had low risk disease while 55 percent had Gleason 3 + 4 disease, making them possible candidates of surveillance with a reduced recurrence risk. The fact that most men had those characteristics doesn’t make it a good proof of how effective this approach is.
  • Follow-up period: The research required men to have 6 or more months of follow-up, and while the median is 56 months, it appears a greater percentage of men received treatment in under 2 years, which is a short follow-up period to warrant the effectiveness of the treatment.
  • Biopsy results: 25 percent of the men with biopsy had recurrent disease and qualified to be retreated. However, it’s a concern that most men didn’t have their cancer cured effectively. At five years, the freedom not to have a repeat HIFU treatment was 69 percent for men with high-risk disease, 79 percent for men with intermediate risk, and 78 percent for those with low risk. These findings don’t give much strength for the approach’s value.

A position paper in European Urology contents that focal therapy should be treated as an experimental treatment as there isn’t adequate data to show its effectiveness in eradicating or controlling the disease.

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Prostate Cancer Treatment Clinic   Men have choices for treating prostate cancer. Prostate seed implantation is one of the best options. "Men don't have to have major surgery or other time-consuming and difficult procedures in order to effectively treat prostate cancer. You don't have to lose your sexual function or have long...

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© 2019 Prostate Seed Institute. All rights reserved. Prostate Seed Institute offers prostate cancer treatment options including seed implants & radiation therapy. Find information on prostate cancer symptoms & cures at our website. Dr. Echt, a Prostate Cancer Specialist Doctor can help you in curing prostate cancer through various prostate cancer treatments. We provide early stage prostate cancer treatments in Houston, Dallas, Oklahoma, North Texas, San Antonio, Atlanta, Mexico and Canada. These materials are informational only and should not be used in place of advice from a medical professional. If you have any questions about a specific treatment, please ask Doctor Gregory Echt or your radiation therapy oncologist. Although this information is updated regularly, Doctor Gregory Echt makes no representations or warranties about the suitability of this information for use for any particular purpose. All information is provided \"as is\" without express or implied warranty.

April 23

Alcohol Drinking and Aggressive Prostate Cancer

A small study suggests that among those men who’ve [...]

History of Heavy Drinking Linked to More Aggressive Prostate Cancer

A small study suggests that among those men who’ve received a prostate cancer diagnosis, those with a history of drinking at least seven drinks per week have higher chances to develop an aggressive tumor than nondrinkers.

The research unveiled that such men had an increased high-grade tumor risk regardless of whether they drank heavily while at 15 to 19 years, or later on. However, there was no connection between tumor grade and the current alcoholic consumption.

Initially, the study’s main purpose was to determine the youngest age group in the hope that alcohol may have a deleterious impact on the growing prostate. However, the researchers also saw a high risk in most of the years up to midlife. This explains the significance of looking at the entire lifespan to find out if alcohol plays any role in the aggressiveness and development of prostate cancer.

The study

  • The researchers collected data from 650 men who were going through prostate biopsy between 2007 and 2018. They studied veterans (49-89 years) that didn’t have a prior history of prostate cancer.
  • The study had a diverse population with 54 percent of them being non-whites. Experts suggest this is essential as the cancer is known to mostly affect African Americans.
  • Combined with information from biopsies of the participants’ tumors, was data on alcoholic consumption and other lifestyle and medical factors, which were obtained from the questionnaires filled by the men.
  • The research also included a look at the lifetime alcohol exposure and discovered more than three times high risk of a high-grade tumor among men who consumed over 10.660 drinks a week.
  • This study wasn’t big enough for investigators to tell whether the drinking styles of men had an impact, but hints on the risks associated with alcohol exposure.

 

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Prostate Cancer Treatment Clinic   Men have choices for treating prostate cancer. Prostate seed implantation is one of the best options. "Men don't have to have major surgery or other time-consuming and difficult procedures in order to effectively treat prostate cancer. You don't have to lose your sexual function or have long...

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© 2019 Prostate Seed Institute. All rights reserved. Prostate Seed Institute offers prostate cancer treatment options including seed implants & radiation therapy. Find information on prostate cancer symptoms & cures at our website. Dr. Echt, a Prostate Cancer Specialist Doctor can help you in curing prostate cancer through various prostate cancer treatments. We provide early stage prostate cancer treatments in Houston, Dallas, Oklahoma, North Texas, San Antonio, Atlanta, Mexico and Canada. These materials are informational only and should not be used in place of advice from a medical professional. If you have any questions about a specific treatment, please ask Doctor Gregory Echt or your radiation therapy oncologist. Although this information is updated regularly, Doctor Gregory Echt makes no representations or warranties about the suitability of this information for use for any particular purpose. All information is provided \"as is\" without express or implied warranty.

April 23

Prostate Cancer Screening: What are Your Options?

According to the revised screening guidelines, the [...]

Prostate Cancer Screening: What are Your Options?

A debate has been surrounding the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test used to detect the activity of cells in the prostate. PSA is an essential screening blood test, but controversy has been drawn from the fact that the test can present false positives. This is because there are more issues other than cancer that can directly affect PSA levels. Issues such as irritation, inflammation, and benign enlargement can influence PSA. A biopsy is also another test, but it’s uncomfortable and comes with a small risk of complications.

  • According to the revised screening guidelines, the PSA test is no longer recommended for prostate cancer patients. This is because research has concluded that the benefits of PSA testing do not outweigh the risks of prostate cancer.
  • Not all the doctors are pleased with the new guidelines. They argue that men in good health with a 10-15 year life expectancy should be able to choose whether to be tested without being discouraged from testing. However, the recommendations also suggest that patients should individually discuss PSA testing with their doctors. This will help to recognize and understand the risks and benefits of screening for the disease and make the right decision.
  • A study confirmed that of the 28% of men at the age of 60 who were diagnosed with prostate cancer that was identified from high PSA levels, only 3% of them died from the disease. This means that the number of patients who die from prostate cancer is low.

Although there are complications in screening tests for prostate cancer, no one should skip screening for prostate cancer. Your doctor will help you determine a good surveillance ideal for your case. Men at high risk and those of 50 to 70 years of age should consider PSA testing. But those over the age of 40 who have not received a prostate cancer diagnosis, a digital rectal exam will do. Newer tests such as genetic marker tests, blood tests, and MRIs are also used in screening.

 

 

 

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Prostate Cancer Treatment Clinic   Men have choices for treating prostate cancer. Prostate seed implantation is one of the best options. "Men don't have to have major surgery or other time-consuming and difficult procedures in order to effectively treat prostate cancer. You don't have to lose your sexual function or have long...

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© 2019 Prostate Seed Institute. All rights reserved. Prostate Seed Institute offers prostate cancer treatment options including seed implants & radiation therapy. Find information on prostate cancer symptoms & cures at our website. Dr. Echt, a Prostate Cancer Specialist Doctor can help you in curing prostate cancer through various prostate cancer treatments. We provide early stage prostate cancer treatments in Houston, Dallas, Oklahoma, North Texas, San Antonio, Atlanta, Mexico and Canada. These materials are informational only and should not be used in place of advice from a medical professional. If you have any questions about a specific treatment, please ask Doctor Gregory Echt or your radiation therapy oncologist. Although this information is updated regularly, Doctor Gregory Echt makes no representations or warranties about the suitability of this information for use for any particular purpose. All information is provided \"as is\" without express or implied warranty.