1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lifetime That's why ZERO, the Project to End Prostate Cancer is organizing events across the country, like the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge, to raise awareness and raise funds for research.


The core goal of physicians and medical researchers in advancing medical intervention can be defined as ‘opening the therapeutic window’.  

Conceptually, a medical intervention with an ‘open’ therapeutic window is one that is effective in providing cure and, at the same time, doing so with no side effects or with side effects that are minimal or tolerable.

August 28, 2011 was my 75th birthday.  I celebrated this event with the person who saved my life – Lois, my wife of 50 years (50th wedding anniversary - 22 July 2011).

Jim Williams is a 20-year prostate cancer survivor and activist who shares his experience with cancer to raise awareness.  And, he wants men to know that having regular prostate exams could save their life.  He knows it's hard for men to go to the doctor, especially when they feel healthy.  But, Jim knows firsthand how important getting regular prostate exams is.  Why?  Because his wife urging him to have a check-up saved his life.  See how in this powerful video below.

Dr. David Svetec, a urologic surgeon with Lancaster General Health, highlights some of the benefits that prostate cancer patients can receive from having robotic surgery.  Scroll down for the video. 

HARRISBURG, PA— Some studies have shown that blood-thinning medications, such as aspirin, can reduce biochemical failure––cancer recurrence that is detected by a rising prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level––the risk of metastasis and even death in localized prostate cancer. These studies, although very telling, have all emphasized the need for more data. Now, with researchers at Philadelphia’s Fox Chase Cancer Center having concluded the largest study on this topic, there is substantial data suggesting that aspirin improves outcomes in prostate cancer patients who have received radiotherapy.

Jim Williams is a 20-year prostate cancer survivor and activist who shares his experience with cancer to raise awareness.  He wishes other men would raise their voices to make a change in the world of prostate cancer research.

This week is designated as "Men's Health Week."  So, Radio Smart Talk has dedicated an episode to focus on cancers that primarily target men.

We all know how reluctant we men are when it comes to getting regular physical checkups or going to the doctor when sick. Preventive screenings for diseases like heart disease and cancer, the two leading causes of death of American men, are rarely given much consideration.  But that could be a devastating mistake.

The introduction and continual use of PSA testing as a prostate cancer (pc) screening tool from the late ’80 until today coupled with improved treatment techniques have resulted in a dramatic rise in the long-term survival rate of pc survivors (survivors).  These survivors and their families consider the most important benefit of treatment is preserving the quality of life of the survivor, followed by extending life and delaying the progression of the disease.  However, a review of the literature reveals that when surveyed, most survivors and their clinician focus on the physical symptoms and limitations imposed by cancer and its treatments when addressing health related quality of life (HRQOL) issues.

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