Newsletter March 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 PCC celebrating 25 years in 2019 Ask the Health Care Team – “Prostate cancer and prostate enlargement (BPH) – what’s the connection” by Dr. Sharon Sharir (Humber River Regional Hospital) Our 2019 Awareness Nights lineup On going projects Read it by clicking the link below …

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Age-related risks of radical prostatectomy

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.

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

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.

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

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 odds of stroke or of getting cancer in the first place in the trial. Read the article here.

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