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Now Prostate Radiation Extends Patients Survival

New Targeted Radiation Treatment Reduces Bone Pain,
Extends Survival in Prostate Cancer Patients

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MAYWOOD, Il. – Prostate cancer that has spread to the bones can cause pain and fractures.

Loyola University Medical Center is among the first hospitals in Chicago to offer a new targeted radiation treatment that can reduce bone pain and the incidence of fractures – and also extend patients’ lives.

The treatment, recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration, is called Xofigo®. A radioactive substance, radium-223, is injected into the patient. Because it is similar to calcium, radium-223 binds to the bone.

Benefits Of Prostate Cancer Symptoms Early Diagnosis

Prostate Cancer Symptoms - Benefits of Early Diagnosis

Cancer of the prostate is typically a slow progressing cancer and symptoms often do not arise for many years. If the cancer is caught at an early stage, there might be no noticeable symptoms.

 Some men, however, will experience symptoms that could indicate the presence of prostate cancer.

Enlarged Prostate Growth Symptoms FAQuestions

BPH Enlargement Frequently Asked Questions

Prostate BPH Video

What is BPH of the Prostate?

Benign (nonmalignant) enlargement of the prostate gland is medically known as BPH or benign prostatic hyperplasia. An enlarged prostate means the gland has grown bigger.

Almost 31 million American men suffer from this growth disorder and over 50% of men will have enlarged prostate size during their lifetime. After the age of 80, almost every man has it or Prostate Cancer.

Exercise for Prostate Health

Exercise and Prostate Medical Health Advice

Prostate health exercise advice
Approximately one in every two men, above the age of 50, will experience prostate problems, ranging from mild inflammations to enlarged prostates and possibly life-threatening prostate cancer. With a 50% chance of developing prostate health issues, it is crucial that every man, young or old, in good or poor health, considers his lifestyle in terms of prostate health.

A diet rich in organic fruits and vegetables, plant protein (as opposed to animal protein), and omega 3s while limiting refined sugars, red meat, and processed foods is a good start to protecting your prostate health. But diet is only half the battle.

Exercise is a critical factor in maintaining good prostate health over time. According to research led by Dr. Stephen J. Freedland of the Duke University Prostate Center, men who exercised the equivalent of three to six hours of walking per week were less likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Now Prostate Cancer Proton Therapy Less Side Effects

Proton Therapy Helps Protect Sexual Health after Prostate Cancer Treatment

 Estimates from the American Cancer Society state that nearly 250,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer per year. Men who follow a low-fat diet can reduce their risk of developing prostate cancer, but many other factors can lead to the disease. Multiple treatment options are effective in treating cancer.

Some have a high risk of side effects, including the possibility of affecting a patient’s bladder control and sexual function after treatment is over. Proton therapy is an alternative cancer treatment known for having fewer of these undesirable side effects.

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