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  1. This video today is about weight training for men on hormone therapy for prostate cancer. Hormone therapy is also called 'Androgen Deprivation Therapy' (ADT) because it robs a man of androgens. The main androgen is testosterone. Androgens fuel prostate cancer. And a reminder that we have a few videos of our own on the JimJimJimJim channel: https://www.youtube.com/jimjimjimjim/videos The Prostate Cancer Research Institute (PCRI) is an important source of information for about prostate cancer for patients, families, and the medical community. A
  2. IMPACT TRIAL DEAKIN UNIVERSITY Burwood Campus Melbourne (For Men with cRMPC on Androgen Deprivation Therapy) An exercise trial with a daily dose of Vitamin D supplied by Deakin. Another worthwhile trial completed. I‘ve been on this trial for the past 12 months. The facilities at Deakin are extensive, the staff most informative and nice to work with. Dexa scans were carried out through the year to monitor Bone density. My overall health was monitored on three separate days during the course of the year. This included fitness tests, blood tests and
  3. Here's a recent video published by the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia about the benefits of exercise.
  4. "We don't know what causes it and we don't know how to treat it." I found this video summary of some of the abstracts presented at the ASCO 2016 meeting interesting, particularly about chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. Click on this link to view the video.
  5. Tonight's Catalyst program on ABC TV was about a group of cancer patients who are experiencing extraordinary benefits from prescribed targeted exercise programs during chemotherapy. The program will be repeated on Friday 13 May 2016 at 10.30am. Alternatively you can watch it on iview until 19 December 2016.
  6. Paul Edwards

    Exercise has many benefits

    In today's teleconference the role of exercise in reducing depression was discussed. Researchers are finding that there are many different ways in which exercise affects our bodies. Tony Maxwell, one of our Committee Members is working on a Movember initiative, TrueNTH. TrueNTH has an excellent resource on its website about exercise for men with prostate cancer. Click on this link to read this information. There are a number of pages on the website about exercise. They're well worth a read!
  7. ADT carries with it a heightened risk of depression as well as cognitive effects. The cognitive impact, though, is neither well defined nor consistent. The data collectively suggest that the negative impact of ADT on patients directly (and on their intimate partners indirectly) are greater for younger than older men. Across the array of adverse effects, physical exercise appears to have the greatest potential to address the psychological effects of ADT, both in men who are receiving ADT and in their partners. Donovan KA, Walker LM, Wassersug RJ, Thompson LM, Robinson JW. 2015. Psyc
  8. There is an extensive list of research articles about the benefits of exercise at the Medafit website, both for cancer generally and, more specifically, for prostate cancer. To read these articles, click on this link.
  9. During here talk to our members in September 2015, nutrition expert Dr Olivia Wright referred to the following: Her slides for the talk, including some recipes for the Mediterranean diet: Olivia Wright slides Sep 2015.pdf The test of how Mediterranean your diet is: A 14-Item Mediterranean Diet Assessment Tool and Obesity Indexes among High-Risk Subjects: The PREDIMED Trial A paper showing that 'good' fats can extend life: Fat intake after diagnosis and risk of lethal prostate cancer and all-cause mortality Current research project that our members may wish to take part i
  10. Exercise is good. But what exercises are suitable? The table contained in this post may help you when discussing exercise with your doctor. In recent clinical trials by Edith Cowan University exercise therapy has been shown to be beneficial for men with advanced prostate cancer and bone metastases. In particular, aerobic and resistance exercise is safe and effective for men with bone metastases when supervised and individually tailored to avoid direct loading of bones with secondary tumours. It is essential that you consult with an accredited exercise physiologist who specialises
  11. I got asked by someone about handling the side effects from chemo. Here are some suggestions. Click on this link for some suggestions from the Cancer Council. Click on this link for a research study which looked at the evidence for what works and what doesn’t. Do any members have other suggestions of what worked for them?
  12. Paul Edwards

    ADT affects the brain

    Cognitive impairment can occur in cancer patients who are treated with a variety of therapies, including radiation therapy, hormone therapy, and chemotherapy. After chemotherapy treatment it is commonly called "chemo brain." Signs of cognitive impairment include forgetfulness, inability to concentrate, problems recalling information, trouble multi-tasking and becoming slower at processing information. The number of people who experience cognitive problems following cancer therapy is broad, with an estimated range of 15 to 70 percent. There have been several studies analyzing this side e
  13. The Annual General Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO) is an important event where lots of new developments in oncology are announced and discussed. This year’s meeting will be held from 29 May 2015 to 2 June 2015. Ahead of the meeting, a number of abstracts (summaries of scientific articles) have been released. One of these abstracts was a study by researchers led by Professor Daniel Galvao of Edith Cowan University in Perth. The benefits of exercise for prostate cancer survivors is well established. Professor Galvao and his colleagues studied 463 Au
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