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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in Blog, Prostate cancer | 2 comments

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.  To increase awareness, Medivizor is sharing a theory from researchers at  Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that attempts to explain what may be causing men in Europe and the US to be so vulnerable to prostate cancer. What does the prostate gland do? The prostate gland is part of the male...

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Can Video Gaming Build Resilience? You Decide…

Can Video Gaming Build Resilience?   You Decide…

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke | 0 comments

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, a recent news story discussed the mental health consequences of disasters. Researcher Jean Rhodes of University of Massachusetts Boston studied the mental health of young parents living in New Orleans before and after Hurricane Katrina. RISK- Resilience In Survivors of Katrina is the project’s name. An...

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Highlights of the European Society of Medical Oncology Meeting

Highlights of the European Society of Medical Oncology Meeting

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer, Lung cancer, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

From September 8 through 12th, over 24,000 oncologists and oncology researchers attended the European Society of Medical Oncology Meeting (ESMO), the equivalent of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting (ASCO) held in the US. This year’s event focused on connecting researchers to practitioners in a meaningful way. Here are some research...

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Long-term quality of life in men who receive brachytherapy for prostate cancer

Posted by on Sep 10, 2017 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine long-term quality of life (QoL) in men with prostate cancer who received cesium-131 brachytherapy. The authors concluded that there are minimal long-term changes in urinary or bowel patient-reported QoL following Cs brachytherapy. Some background Radiation therapy is a form of treatment used in...

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The effect of yoga in men with prostate cancer receiving radiation therapy

Posted by on Sep 10, 2017 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine the effects of yoga on fatigue, erectile dysfunction, urinary problems and quality of life (QoL) in men undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer. The authors concluded that yoga twice-weekly during external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) significantly reduced pre-existing and radiation-related...

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Hypofractionated compared to conventional radiation in prostate cancer patients

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine the efficacy and safety of hypofractionated radiation therapy compared to conventional radiation therapy in men with localised prostate cancer. The authors concluded that hypofractionated therapy was beneficial to men with localised prostate cancer, without enhancing side effects, in comparison to...

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The use of platelet to lymphocyte ratio in predicting prostate cancer outcome

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine the predicting value of the platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) in prostate cancer patients treated with hormone therapy. The authors concluded that the PLR might play a significant role in the prognosis of prostate cancer patients treated with hormone therapy. Some background The PLR is based on the...

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Which type of prostate surgery is more effective at reducing biochemical recurrence?

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine the benefit of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) compared to retro-pubic radical prostatectomy (RRP) in reducing biochemical recurrence in men with prostate cancer. The authors concluded that RARP compared to RRP improved positive surgical margins (PSM) and biochemical recurrence. Some...

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The effect of exercise on fatigue in men receiving hormone therapy for prostate cancer

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine the long-term effects of different exercises on fatigue in men with prostate cancer who are receiving hormone therapy. The authors concluded that different exercises had different but comparable effects on reducing fatigue during hormone therapy. Some background Hormone therapy is a common treatment...

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Recommendations for second-line therapy in men with hormone-resistant prostate cancer

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review outlined the opinions of the American Society of Clinical Oncology for the treatment of hormone therapy resistant men with prostate cancer. Some background Advanced prostate cancer is cancer that has spread outside the prostate gland into surrounding organs. In some cases, cancer can become hormone-resistant. This is when...

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