Spontaneous remission in low-risk forms of prostate cancer

The issue of spontaneous remission of low-risk forms of prostate cancer came up yesterday during a meeting of Prostate Cancer International’s Active Surveillance Virtual Support Group (ASVSG). … READ MORE …

Depression in men on ADT

Depression is relatively common among men with prostate cancer. Indeed, it may be a lot more common than we can currently document. … READ MORE …

The use of the word “survivor” can arouse strong feelings

In his latest epistle on living with cancer on MedPage Today, Howard Wolinsky addresses what he has come to understand is a very sensitive topic. … READ MORE …

How prostate cancer may “infect” normal prostate cells

There is a constant stream of scientific papers that focus on the possible ways that prostate cancer may start to spread within the prostate and then elsewhere. … READ MORE …

PCF publishes updated patient handbook

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) has just published the 2019 update to its Prostate Cancer Patient Guide, which is a very useful (and free) introduction to prostate cancer for patients and their caregivers. … READ MORE …

Risk for suicide among prostate cancer patients

An article just published in the journal Cancer states that — at least here in the USA — there was no significant increase in risk for suicide within the first year after diagnosis among men diagnosed with prostate cancer between 2000 and 2014 … READ MORE …

Maybe coming soon to a medical center near you?

Our regular readers will remember that we have commented on and off on the development of different types of system that (maybe) can be used to test for risk of cancer based on smell … an ability that has been clearly demonstrated among certain trained dogs and one of two electronic systems. … READ MORE …