Patient satisfaction and the management of localized prostate cancer

A recent paper from a large Swedish research group has addressed patient satisfaction and the management of localized prostate cancer — with a specific, inclusive focus on the satisfaction of men initially managed on active surveillance. … READ MORE …

NOW AVAILABLE … the new PCa Social Network PLUS app

Back in February this year we had told you about the development of a new type of social network that would (a) allow men to share information about their prostate cancer with each other and (b) collect that data to evaluate whether such networking improved patients’ quality of life. … READ MORE …

Strength training and quality of life in Black prostate cancer patients on ADT

Black males have high rates of incidence and mortality associated with prostate cancer … significantly higher than Caucasians of similar ages. Thus, Black male patients are more likely to require androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer (PCa), and suffer associated side effects (including loss of muscle mass, weakness, fatigue, and reduced quality of life [QoL]). … READ MORE …

Quality of life 12 to 32 months post-treatment among men in Norway

A recently reported study offers us data from a cohort of nearly 800 men in Norway, all diagnosed in 2004 with localized or locally advanced prostate cancer and then surveyed for quality of life in October 2006. … READ MORE …

Health-related QOL after salvage HIFU for recurrent, localized prostate cancer

Men with locally recurrent prostate cancer after first-line external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) have historically had three options for second-line treatment: salvage radical prostatectomy, salvage cryoablation, and salvage brachytherapy. … READ MORE …

Long-term QOL outcomes 4 years after PBRT

In a poster today at the Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, data was presented on 4-year follow-up of quality of life (QOL) among men treated with conformal proton beam radiation therapy (PBRT). … READ MORE …