Co-morbidity, outcome, all-cause survival, biochemical recurrence, and additional treatment

So we have all heard the commonly used phrase that men with diagnosed with prostate cancer are “more likely to die with prostate cancer than of it” — and there is certainly truth to this generalization. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer-specific mortality within the US VA medical system

A newly published article in the journal Frontiers in Oncology suggests that men diagnosed with prostate cancer at ≥ 70 years of age may be more likely to die of their prostate cancer than younger men, regardless of their PSA level at diagnosis. … READ MORE …

“Black lives matter” when it comes to prostate cancer too

In an OpEd in today’s New York Times, there is a passionate plea for greater focus on the risks and dangers that prostate cancer presents to African-American men. … READ MORE …

Can statins really lower risk for cancer-specific mortality?

Yet another large, epidemiological study has shown a clear link between taking statins and a reduced risk for cancer-specific death (prostate cancer included). … READ MORE …

Nuts to the Daily Telegraph … and nuts for most of our readers!

Finally, we may have the perfect paper that illustrates the critical difference between overall mortality rates and cancer-specific cancer rates among men with prostate cancer, and how affecting one may have no effect whatsoever on the other! … 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 …

Life expectancy, mortality, surgery, risk, and management of localized prostate cancer

A critical factor in understanding why non-treatment (i.e., monitoring with either active surveillance or watchful waiting) may be a better idea than immediate treatment for men with localized prostate cancer has to do with risk of death from causes other than the cancer. … READ MORE …