Real care beyond medical treatment, and impact on quality of life

A small, recent pilot study in Geneva, Switzerland, has shown that radiation therapy (RT) + androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) can be given safely to frail patients with non-metastatic, locally advanced or aggressive, intermediate prostate cancer, if and when a multidisciplinary care program is implemented to help such frail patients to limit risk for and manage predictable side effects. … READ MORE …

“And now for something completely different”: a soccer-based clinical trial

As some older readers may remember, the phrase “And now for something completely different” was a recurring introduction to the next form of surreal madness on “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” (although its origins precede Monty Python). … READ MORE …

Don’t forget to exercise!

There’s nothing particularly new to learn from this blog post … but … yet another study has shown how moderate to serious regular exercise can help men initially diagnosed with localized prostate cancer to survive long-term after their diagnosis. … READ MORE …

When to start doing Kegel exercises for the best effect after surgery

For many years now, The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink has argued (on the basis of no good data at all) that starting to do Kegel exercises prior to having surgery for prostate cancer was likely to be able to accelerate recovery of good continence after one’s surgery. … READ MORE …

Four (well, really six) ways you could limit your risk for lethal prostate cancer

A new paper in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has suggested that strict adherence to a four-point healthy lifestyle may be able to lower risk for lethal forms of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Data from large Swedish study supports exercise after first-line therapy

According to a media release issued by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) new data from a large Swedish study show lower overall and prostate cancer-specific mortality in prostate cancer patients who exercise regularly. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer risk, outcomes, and quality of life; exercise affects all of these

The November issue of the AUA News carries a clear and succinct article directed to urologists about the value of exercise in the prevention and management of prostate cancer. Alas, the full text of this article is only available to members of the American Urological Association (AUA). … READ MORE …

Resistance training and quality of life among men on ADT

A newly published study has added to the mounting evidence that resistance training and related exercises are a valuable complement to medical care for men on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). … READ MORE …

What’s being presented at ASCO this year: II

A “first-of-its kind” quality of life study to be presented at ASCO this year is a year-long, randomized, three-arm trial of the value of “purposeful” physical exercise in the management of men on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for progressive prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Supervised exercise and prevention of ADT-related side effects

A small, randomized trial in a group of 60+ Australian patients has demonstrated that a supervised exercise program started at the same time as initiation of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) can have multiple beneficial results, including (at least temporary) avoidance of known side effects of ADT. … READ MORE …

Surprise: exercise is good for men on ADT!

According to a review article recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, “Among patients … treated with androgen-deprivation therapy, appropriately prescribed exercise is safe and may ameliorate a range of treatment-induced adverse effects.” … READ MORE …

Aggressive prostate cancer and WCRF lifestyle recommendations

According to information in a media release posted on the UPI.com web site yesterday, a newly published study in the journal Nutrition and Cancer has shown that “Eating right, exercise and other lifestyle changes may help prostate cancer patients reduce risk of aggressive tumors.” … READ MORE …

Is race a factor in exercise and prostate cancer prevention?

We have known for some time that regular exercise may lower risk for prostate cancer. Indeed, a study by Clarke and Whittemore published in 2000 suggested that men who take little to no exercise may be 1.7 times more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than those who exercise with a degree of regularity. … READ MORE …

Does type of exercise affect HRQoL in men on ADT for prostate cancer?

A newly published study in the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity has examined the differing effects of two types of exercise on the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of men with prostate cancer who are being treated with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). … READ MORE …

Nutrition and exercise guidance for cancer survivors

In an article just published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, the American Cancer Society has updated its guidance to cancer survivors about things like diet, exercise, and the use of dietary supplements in managing quality of life and survival during and after treatment for cancer. … READ MORE …