What are Prostate Cancer: Treatment Options
Cancer of the prostate gland is common in males above the age of 50 years. Signs of prostate cancer include a weak flow of urine or frequent urination. The blood level of PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) which is an enzyme produced by the prostate. Biopsy can help diagnose prostate cancer.
Currently we have four modalities of management. Choosing from among the four depends on:
- The patientís overall health
- The stage of the disease
- The results of the laboratory investigations
- The benefits and the potential side effects of the treatment
- Watchful waiting
- Radiation therapy
- Hormone therapy
- Cryosurgery (cryotherapy)
- Biologic therapy
What is new in Prostate Cancer ?
1. Patient Selection For Specific Prostate Cancer Treatment Now Made EasyBy identify possible ways for measuring hypoxia in prostate cancer patients using gene signatures, men with locally advanced prostate cancer can be identified, finds a new study. This is an important finding because patients who are less likely to respond well to radiotherapy can be identified early on. Read More..
Latest Publications and Research on Prostate Cancer: Treatment OptionsSuppressed epithelial-mesenchymal transition and cancer stem cell properties mediate the anti-cancer effects of ethyl pyruvate via regulation of the AKT/nuclear factor-?B pathway in prostate cancer cells. - Published by PubMed
Phage Therapy in Prostatitis: Recent Prospects. - Published by PubMed
Examining the impact of a multimedia intervention on treatment decision-making among newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients: results from a nationwide RCT. - Published by PubMed
Patient Factors That Influence How Physicians Discuss Active Surveillance With Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Patients: A Qualitative Study. - Published by PubMed
Use of machine learning to predict early biochemical recurrence following robotic prostatectomy. - Published by PubMed