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Read this article for a perspective on what it’s like to be part of a support group like PCCN-Toronto, including: What role does a support group play in helping those diagnosed with prostate cancer?  Who attends support group meetings? Is there anything that wives, significant others, partners, or loved ones should know? There are also […]

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January 2017 Awareness Night The Future of PSA Based Prostate Cancer (PCa) Screening – Screening Smarter and Individualized Risk Assessment Dr. Raj Satkunasivam, MD, MS, FRCSC Urologic Oncologist,  Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Assistant Professor, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto     CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE […]

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Prostate Disorders Bulletin

March 1, 2017

The Prostate Disorders Bulletin is an indispensable quarterly journal written for men with prostate cancer. The Bulletin goes beyond the basics to give in-depth reports on treatments and clinical trials, as well as detailed answers to subscribers’ concerns about all aspects of prostate health. Click here to link to it.

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Psychological Effects From ADT a Growing Challenge in Prostate Cancer

February 19, 2017

Androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) can be associated with significant psychological effects in patients with prostate cancer. Additionally, these side effects—which include depression, Alzheimer disease, and coronary disease—are often under-reported by patients. Read the article here.

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Selenium May Cut Aggressive Prostate Cancer Risk

February 19, 2017

Men with higher selenium levels may be at lower risk of aggressive prostate cancer, according to a new study. Read the article here.

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Prostate Cancer Surgery and Pelvic Floor Exercises: What to Know

February 19, 2017

In this video, shared by Continence Foundation of Australia, listen to Specialist Continence & Women’s Health Physiotherapist, Shan Morrison, as she discusses urinary incontinence in men after prostate cancer surgery. Dr. Morrison also talks about pelvic floor exercises and how these can help men in their recovery. Watch the video here.

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Prostate Cancer Treatment Can Raise Dementia Risk

February 19, 2017

Reducing testosterone levels with androgen deprivation therapy, or A.D.T., is a common treatment for prostate cancer. But a new study has found that it more than doubles the risk of dementia. Read the article here.

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After 16 years, robotic surgery for prostate cancer still is debated

February 19, 2017

Robot-assisted and open radical surgeries for prostate cancer have similar outcomes for patients at 3 months, according to clinical trial results published in the Lancet. Read the first article here. Read the second article here.

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Alcohol intake, drinking patterns, and prostate cancer risk and mortality

February 19, 2017

A Finnish study found that heavy regular alcohol consumption and binge drinking during midlife were significantly associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer risk. Men who were heavy drinkers (>14 drinks/week) were at a 46% higher risk of prostate cancer compared to those who were light drinkers (≤ 3 drinks/week). Among current drinkers, binge […]

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Trends in targeted prostate brachytherapy: from multiparametric MRI to nanomolecular radiosensitizers

February 19, 2017

Brachytherapy, a form of localized radiation therapy, has been shown to be one of the most effective methods for delivering high radiation doses to the cancer; however, recent evidence suggests that increasing the localized radiation dose without bound may cause unacceptable increases in long-term side effects. This review focuses on methods that have been proposed, […]

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