Weekend fishing retreat offers men in cancer recovery process support, fellowship

Late Saturday morning, Vern Wilson of College Station stood with his own volunteer fly-fishing instructor just off the banks of a large, clear pond stocked with bass at the Double H Ranch in Navasota. As the 81-year-old stood in the sunshine, he practiced casting out on the water and [...] Click here to view [...]

Prostate cancer: Five common myths of prostate cancer every man must know

According to Prostate Cancer UK, more than 47,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK every year. That’s 129 men per day. Around 400,000 men are currently living with and after the condition. Every 45 minutes one man dies from prostate cancer , equating to more than [...] Click here to view [...]

Physical Activity After a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

A number o f observational studies and clinical trials have shown that physical activity after a diagnosis o f prostate cancer is associated with a decrease in disease progression and an increase in survival, and that specific exercises reduce morbidity from prostate cancer treatments. However, providers need m ore guidance on what types o [...]

Exercise and Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is a leading cause of cancer morbidity and mortality in men. In addition to improved treatments, strategies to reduce disease risk are urgently required. This review summarises the literature that examines the association between exercise and prostate cancer risk. Between 1989 and 2001, 13 cohort studies were conducted in the US and [...]

Acupuncture including self acupuncture is associated with long term relief of vasomolor symptoms in cancer patients

Introduction Since hormone replacement therapy given for long periods is now recognised to produce serious side effects. patients with troublesome vasomotor symptoms arc increasingly using non-hormonal treatment including acupuncture. Several randomised controlled trials have shown that acupuncture reduces menopausal symptoms in patients experiencing the normal climacteric. It may have this effect by raising serotonin [...]

A rehabilitation program of pelvic floor muscle training is an effective way of treating urinary incontinence with prostate cancer patients

To design and implement a rehabilitation program based on pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) to improve the urinary incontinence (UI). Methods: This study is based on a randomized clinical trial. The sample was formed by 66 participants with prostate cancer. The intervention groups were randomized into an experimental group (EG) and a control group [...]

Cognitive behavioural therapy is a valuable intervention for cancer-related fatigue in men with prostate cancer

The aim of this systematic review was to synthesize the best available evidence informing the effectiveness of nonpharmacological interventions for managing cancer-related fatigue in men treated for prostate cancer. This review considered experimental studies that included men with prostate cancer (regardless of staging, previous treatment or comorbidities), aged 18 years and over who were [...]

A physiotherapy program can improve or fully restore continence

The study enrolled 81 with urinary incontinence following radical prostate-only prostatectomy for prostatic carcinoma.The patients were divided into two groups. The patients in Group I were additionally subdivided into two subgroups with respect to the physiotherapeutic method used.The patients of subgroup IA received a rehabilitation program consisting of three parts.The patients of subgroup IB [...]

3-month effects after the end of acupuncture treatment for flashes in women with breast cancer and men with prostate cancer

Acupuncture has been suggested as therapy for hot flashes in women with breast cancer and men with prostate cancer. In this systematic review, we sought to evaluate the long-term effects on vasomotor symptoms after the end of a defined treatment period of acupuncture in women with breast cancer and men with prostate cancer. Methods [...]

The benefits of exercise in the setting of androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) are similar to those observed in healthy older adults, with ADT patients experiencing substantial improvements in muscular strength and preservation of lean body mass

For 70 years, androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) has remained the foundation of treatment for advanced prostate cancer.1 ADT with gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists, gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonists, or bilateral orchiectomy induces castrate levels of serum testosterone that promote apoptosis and regression of androgen-dependent prostate tumors. Indications for ADT include neoadjuvant or adjuvant settings treatment of aggressive locoregional disease, [...]

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