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  1. I noticed a few minutes ago that the JimJimJimJim YouTube Channel has clicked up 50,000 views. That's a lot of help and comfort that men and their partners have found in understanding advanced prostate cancer - their disease, their treatments, and the journey of others. The top topic - Gleason score in advanced prostate cancer Click the picture to view the video. Closed captions Cc for the hard of hearing. The top story - David's story - 7 years with metastatic prostate cancer Click the picture to view the video. Closed captions Cc for the
  2. A new video every day for five days. Prostate cancer that moves away from the prostate (metastasises) prefers to settle in bones. This second video (in a series of five) tackles the most serious issue of metastases in the spine. In videos in this series , expert medical oncologist Dr Alicia Morgans deals with: metastases to bone and bone scans; prostate cancer in the spine; treatments for prostate cancer metastases; issues with hormone therapy treatment; and in a last very short video, Dr Morgans wishes to give men a special message about
  3. No-one told me about metastatic spinal cord compression. I want to warn men with advanced prostate cancer about the risk of metastatic spinal cord compression so that you don't end up like me. What is metastatic spinal cord compression? This happens when cancer cells grow in or near to your spine and press on your spinal cord. It's not common, but it is important that you’re aware of the risk, what symptoms to look out for and how to get help. What is my risk of developing metastatic spinal cord compression? Y
  4. Jim Marshall (not a doctor) said ... Metastases (mets) are cancers growing away from the original cancer. In prostate cancer, metastases are often found growing in bone. This can become very painful. A common treatment for a painful met is a strong dose of radiation (X-rays) focussed on the met. A special problem arises at the end of life. No one wants to give a treatment that won't work in time. So Rachel McDonald and her colleagues looked at how quickly radiation to one or two mets gave pain relief and a better quality of life. The
  5. Update Lutetium177 Trial. Peter Mac - Treatment for advanced metastatic prostate cancer. At the start of the trial in February 2016 my PSA level was 86.5, a week ago my PSA level had dropped to 26.3 Prior to the trial - scans showed I had a lot of bony metastases. Comparison of the gamma scans taken after each of the three prior Lutetium177 infusions showed the bony metastases and tumors are progressively shrinking. An accurate determination of just how effective the treatment has been will be carried out in approximately 10 weeks time using a variety of sophisti
  6. "Traditionally, a newly diagnosed man with distant metastasis is not offered the opportunity to have the prostate gland removed since the cancer is ultimately terminal and the treatment itself will cause significant side effects. However, there has been an accumulation of data that shows that the removing the gland and the primary tumor(s) does slow down cancer progression and more importantly extend survival." Joel Nowak of Malecare reports on recent studies. Click here to read the article.
  7. Some men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer have metastases at the time of their diagnosis. Until recently the primary treatment for these men was Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT). Since the CHAARTED and STAMPEDE trials, ADT + Chemotherapy (Docetaxel) has become the standard of care for these men. What about ADT + Chemotherapy + Radiotherapy for these men? Maybe. Removal of the primary cancer has been used effectively in other cancers, either using radiation or surgery to increase cancer-specific survival time. "Whether radiotherapy or su
  8. "Perhaps the answer to curing cancer is not finding new drugs but finding better ways of delivering the existing drugs that we already have." - Dr Mauro Ferrari, President, Houston Methodist Research Institute Researchers at Houston Methodist Research Institute have invented a method that makes nanoparticles inside the cancer cell and releases the drug particles at the site of the nucleus of the cancer cell. At this stage there have only been trials in mice. They're just about to start clinical trials in humans. Whilst the research involved breast cancer which had metastasised to
  9. 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
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