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Category: Cancer

Men still suffering debilitating sexual and urinary dysfunction more than 12 years after prostate cancer treatment

Jang et al (2017) conducted one of the first long term follow-up on Prostate cancer (PCa) treatment 12 to 18 years after treatment. The study reveals lasting debilitating  sides effects for prostatectomy and radiation treatments. The short side effects (2 years) for PCa treatment is well documented. However the long term quality  of men’s lives and the lasting side effects from treatments has not been reviewed until now. This is vital information for men with low to intermediate risk localised prostate cancer and are considering treatment over active monitoring or… Read more Men still suffering debilitating sexual and urinary dysfunction more than 12 years after prostate cancer treatment

Information empowers Men’s health: – Are you aware of all your treatment options for low-intermediate prostate cancer?

You’ve been diagnosed with Prostate cancer , but before you decide to have a radical prostatectomy (removal of the prostate) do you understand all of the treatment options? After decades of over treatment we now better understand the  treatments and non -treatments available for Low to intermediate risk localised prostate cancer (PCa). However sadly new research and approaches can take years to be implemented despite a case for change. To avert the risk of making  ill-informed decisions  it makes sense to  ask our oncologists lots of questions and be informed… Read more Information empowers Men’s health: – Are you aware of all your treatment options for low-intermediate prostate cancer?

Information empowers men’s health: – Latest research shows surgery for Early Stage Prostate Cancer Doesn’t Save Lives

Ian Haines Monash University July 31, 2017 From the 1980s, when prostate screening became available, many men over 40 were diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer even though they may not have had any symptoms. The word cancer understandably strikes fear into the hearts of many, and most would assume the best course of action would be to have the cancer removed, whatever the side effects may be. But impotence and incontinence are no small side effects, especially when you consider, as two new studies have done, removing the cancer isn’t necessarily the best… Read more Information empowers men’s health: – Latest research shows surgery for Early Stage Prostate Cancer Doesn’t Save Lives

Resistance Training relieves fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors

  A news  study shows how regular resistance training improved fatigue and  quality of life in breast cancer survivors who were previously  sedentary.  Fatigue is common for women breast cancer survivors and it can be debilitating. If you feel fatigued it is hard to motivate yourself to do any exercise, but this can be the very activity that will give you more energy and motivation. This study proves that doing resistance exercise three times a week relieves the fatigue often experienced by breast cancer survivors. Abstract  The primary aim of this study… Read more Resistance Training relieves fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors

Millions of Australians are predicted to get colon cancer. Here’s some evidence on how to lower your risk.

  Millions of Australians are predicted to get colon cancer. Here’s some evidence on how to lower your risk. A while ago a new report released  by leading social demographer Bernard Salt, who said  by 2026, 4.6 million baby boomers and 4 million Gen Xers “ will be subjected to a bowel cancer lottery” purely because of their age. (Source. http://www.smh.com.au/national/millions-of-australians-at-risk-of-bowel-cancer-20160320-gnmlzr.html#ixzz43V3GG58M ).   This is concerning  for a preventable cancer. How then do we reduce the risk for ourselves and our families. To start with there is some evidence that… Read more Millions of Australians are predicted to get colon cancer. Here’s some evidence on how to lower your risk.

Older Men still being over tested for prostate Cancer – An NYT article

Did you know in USA it is recommended that men over 75 do not have prostate PSA testing. Why? Because even if you have prostate cancer(a non aggressive type) it is so slow to progress  you will most likely  die from something else. Read this short article for more information on why testing in older men is not recommended.   If you can’t access this article, let me know and I will forward it to you.

The incidences of Brain cancer have not increased since mobile phone usage

We have had mobiles in Australia since 1987. Some 90% of the population use them today and many of these have used them for a lot longer than 20 years. But we are seeing no rise in the incidence of brain cancer against the background rate (Simon Chapman, Emeritus Professor in Public Health, University of Sydney). The Study We examined the association between age and gender-specific incidence rates of 19,858 men and 14,222 women diagnosed with brain cancer in Australia between 1982-2012, and national mobile phone usage data from 1987-2012. In… Read more The incidences of Brain cancer have not increased since mobile phone usage

New study says radiation therapy for DCIS reduces risk of breast cancer later – but this is not the full story 

I read an article today about a study of women who had been treated for DCIS. It reported that a study has found radiation and surgery together reduces risk of breast cancer later. The patients who only had surgery had a higher incidence of breast cancer later. However this article and study failed to mention that DCIS is overtreated and approximately half of the cases do not develop into invasive cancer. It is concerning that the article reported most women with DCIS undergo treatment when in many cases it is… Read more New study says radiation therapy for DCIS reduces risk of breast cancer later – but this is not the full story