Here Is Some of the Latest News on Prostate Cancer
Are Treatment Recommendations Influenced by the Doctor's Specialization?
Read the abstract of a study examining the treatment recommendations between urologist and radiation oncologists for a cohort of 108 patients. Urologists 79% of the time recommended surgery and radiation oncologists recommended radiation 68% of the time. They agreed only for 30.6% of patients. Clearly, physicians are more likely to favor treatment aligned with their specialty. Further study is recommended on what factors patients consider after consulting different specialists. Click here
The New PCRI Prostate Cancer Staging Guide
This new document systematically provides all the information that is necessary to stage prostate cancer properly and to consider all the treatment options available for each stage. It is written in plain language for the consumer. This is essential reading for anyone in the early stages of diagnosis and considering treatment options as well as for those with recurrent or advanced disease. Here is an interactive, online Quiz to stage your prostate cancer. Use this along with the Prostate Staging Guide.
Learn All About the Newest, State of the Art, Diagnostic and Prognostic Tests, Prostate Cancer Markers
This web site can be useful to men who have been advised to have a prostate biopsy and for those who have already been biopsied and are deciding what to do next. Prostate Cancer Bio Markers may be able to provide more patient-specific information than a PSA alone.
Possible Free Genetic Testing for Those With Advanced, Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Strata Oncology and UCSF are partnering to offer free genetic testing to men with advanced prostate cancer. Genetic treatment is being used for many other cancers and is now being investigated for prostate cancer. Click here for more information.
PAN Foundation Financial Support for Cancer Treatment
The PAN Foundation may be able to provide you with financial support for prescriptions, insurance premiums, and travel.
American Cancer Society Financial Support for Cancer Treatment
The American Cancer Society may be able to provide you with financial support for travel and lodging on the mainland as well as with the cost of prescription medications.
Click here to learn about ACS financial support for travel, lodging and more.
Click here to learn about ACS financial support for prescription medications
The Prostate Cancer Test That Saved My Life by Ben Stiller
Click here to read actor Ben Stiller's experience with prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment
Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Available to Men in Hawaii
Click here for detailed, up-to-date information on prostate cancer clinical trials in Hawaii
More Men With Early Prostate Cancer are Choosing to Avoid Treatment
Seemingly overnight, treatment of men with early-stage prostate cancer has undergone a sea change. Five years ago, nearly all opted for surgery or radiation; now, nearly half are choosing no treatment at all. Click here to read the full New York Times article.
Shared Decision Making: Putting the Patient at the Center of Medical Care
"As gravity shifts away from health care providers as the sole keeper of medical information, the importance of sharing decisions, as opposed to clinicians making decisions on behalf of patients, has been increasingly recognized. Shared decision- making (SDM) is the conversation that happens between a patient and clinician to reach a healthcare choice together." Learn about SDM by clicking here.
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