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Newsletter March 2019

by jroth on March 31, 2019

Awareness: The PCCN-Toronto and Side by Side Prostate Cancer Support Groups Newsletter. In this Issue: Do It For Dads Walk/Run on Father’s Day – Sunday June 16, 2019 Sponsors back again in 2019 – Thank you Miscellaneous Notes Our next Awareness Night – May 2019 PCCN-Toronto celebrating our 25th year including a bit of history […]

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Age-related risks of radical prostatectomy

by jroth on January 22, 2019

It will hardly come as a surprise to most prostate cancer support group leaders and other prostate cancer advocates that there is a strong association between patient age and risk for side effects of radical prostatectomy. However, we now have a rather more sophisticated set of insight into such risks. Read the article.

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Complementary Therapies for Prostate Cancer Treatment

December 31, 2018

Today, more and more complementary therapies are being integrated into care plans for patients with prostate cancer. Read the article here.

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Diet, Exercise + Prostate Cancer

December 31, 2018

Dr. Snuffy Myers talks about things you can do to help yourself – diet and exercise. Read the article here.

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Active Surveillance for Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer: Survival Outcomes in the Sunnybrook Experience.

December 31, 2018

Data from the survival outcomes of patients support the use of active surveillance in low risk and intermediate risk cases of Gleason 6 but not Gleason 7 prostate cancer. Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging and novel biomarkers might be vital in detecting favorable Gleason 7 disease. Read the article here.

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New Guidelines Advise MRI Scan Could Best Detect Prostate Cancer And Save Men Needless Surgery in the Process

December 31, 2018

All men should be screened for prostate cancer, at some point, but those who are most at risk for the condition might no longer need a biopsy and surgery under brand new guidelines from the National Institutes of Health and Care Excellence. Read the article here.

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Magnetic resonance spectroscopy-based method may help predict prostate cancer aggressiveness

December 31, 2018

Metabolic analysis of benign tissue samples from men with prostate cancer allowed researchers to retrospectively predict the aggressiveness of disease and likelihood of recurrence, according to study results. Read the article here.

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Vitamin D lowers risk of cancer death, fish oil reduces odds of heart attack, study suggests

December 31, 2018

A recent large U.S. study designed to gauge the health benefits of vitamin D and fish oil supplements concludes that the omega-3 oil can dramatically reduce the odds of a heart attack while vitamin D’s benefits seem to come from lowering the risk of death from cancer. Neither vitamin D nor fish oil lowered the […]

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Long-term Outcomes of Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer – The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Experience

December 31, 2018

A presentation of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center experience with active surveillance over a long-term follow-up. Read the article here.

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Preventing Lethal Prostate Cancer with Diet, Supplements, and Rx: Heart Healthy Continues to Be Prostate Healthy and “First Do No Harm” Part I

December 31, 2018

A discussion of the overall and latest observations of the effect of diet, lifestyle, supplements, and some prescription heart healthy medications for prostate cancer prevention. Read the article here.

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