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Prostate Cancer Patients May Prolong Lives With Healthy Fats

Men with early stage prostate cancer may live longer if they eat a diet rich in heart-healthy nuts, vegetable oils, seeds and avocados, researchers said. Their analysis of 4,577 men found those who reported eating vegetable fats were less likely to develop fatal tumours or die from other causes than those with diets high in animal fats and carbohydrates. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, is the first to analyze fat consumption after diagnosis and the risk of death. Read the article.

Brachytherapy a Good Option for Younger Prostate Cancer Patients

Brachytherapy (BT) provides excellent long-term outcomes for relatively young men with clinically localized prostate cancer (PCa), researchers reported. In a study of 236 men aged 60 years or younger with clinically localized PCa, BT alone or in combination with external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) was associated with eight-year PSA relapse-free survival (RFS), cancer-specific survival, and overall survival rates of 96%, 99%, and 96%, respectively, according to findings published in BJU International (2013;111:1231-1236). BT-based approaches also were associated with a low risk of long-term genitourinary (GI) and gastrointestinal (GI) morbidities, with erectile function preserved in more than half of patients. Read …

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