Salvage whole pelvic radiation after cancerous pelvic lymph nodes have been found

Is it still worthwhile to attempt salvage radiation therapy (SRT) after positive pelvic lymph nodes (PLN) have been pathologically detected (stage pN1)? … READ MORE …

The “right” ways to treat TxN1M0 disease today

Really sound guidance on “the best” way to treat men who are initially diagnosed with lymph node-positive (TxN1M0) prostate cancer — or are found to have such cancer at the time of first-line surgery — is not as readily available as one might like. … READ MORE …

Are you an “Illustrated Man”?

Heavily tattooed men with prostate cancer should be aware that there is a low risk — and probably only a very low risk indeed — that tattoo ink can migrate to the pelvic lymph nodes leading to misdiagnosis of node-positive prostate cancer when such patients are given PET/CT scans. … READ MORE …

New imaging agent helps to locate lymph nodes

According to a statement issued today by the U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration, the agency has approved a product called Lymphoseek (technetium Tc 99m tilmanocept) Injection, which is a radioactive imaging agent that helps doctors locate lymph nodes in patients with breast cancer or melanoma who are having surgery to remove tumor-draining lymph nodes. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news update, PART A: Tuesday, July 28

There’s a lot of news this morning, so we are breaking it up into two sections (Parts A and B) to make it easier to read. … MORE …