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2012-08-28 10:25:40

New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine reassessing clinical data from trials, which investigate ways of treating side effects of therapy for prostate cancer, finds that tamoxifen, an anti-estrogen used to treat breast cancer, is also able to suppress gynecomastia and breast pain in men. Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men and early treatment is usually very successful. Androgen-suppression therapy is often used to slow down...

2010-12-08 15:15:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Androgen deprivation therapy has often been prescribed as a prostate cancer treatment for low-risk prostate cancer patients. This therapy for treating prostate cancer had previously been blamed for increased risk of cardiovascular disease and heart conditions. However, this hormone treatment for prostate cancer has now become more controversial due to its two potential side effects, diabetes and obesity, which are risk factors for colorectal cancer....

2010-09-03 08:00:00

MIAMI, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- CyberKnife radiosurgery treatment for prostate cancer is rapid, effective and has no side effects, with the added benefit of being non-invasive. Since 2003, the CyberKnife Center of Miami and the CyberKnife Center of Palm Beach have been providing this high tech cancer treatment longer than any facility in South Florida. (www.morsecyberknife.com) Prostate Cancer is diagnosed in more than a quarter of a million men each year in the U.S. Treatment options in...

2009-03-23 08:50:16

Five days of radiation could kill early-stage prostate cancer as well as longer, traditional methods, keeping patients out of their doctor's office longer. Using a technique called stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), researchers delivered higher doses of external beam radiation -- an effective technique that has a long treatment course -- every day for five days. They found over the course of study and a 33-month follow-up, none of the 41 men treated with SBRT had their cancer return....


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