What Makes a Good Candidate for Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer?

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Cases where active surveillance is a treatment option for prostate cancer. Some cancers are aggressive, and some are not. Men who have aggressive cancers generally need to have treatment right away. Those with less aggressive types may be good candidates for active surveillance. Some men never need treatment. Dr. Richard Bevan-Thomas discusses what is involved […]

Who is Considered a Candidate for Xofigo for Prostate Cancer?

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Xofigo for prostate cancer is used in special cases. Xofigo for prostate cancer is a relatively new treatment method for men with aggressive prostate cancer that has spread to the bones. Xofigo works by bonding with minerals in the bones to distribute radiation. It is injected directly into a vein on an ongoing basis. Xofigo […]

What Can a Patient Expect to Gain from Xofigo for Prostate Cancer?

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Dr. Simon Lam explains the benefits of Xofigo for prostate cancer. Xofigo for prostate cancer is a relatively new treatment method for men with aggressive prostate cancer that has spread to the bones. Xofigo works by bonding with minerals in the bones to distribute radiation. It is injected directly into a vein on an ongoing […]

How Do You Know if Xofigo for Prostate Cancer is Working?

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How doctors gauge the effectiveness of Xofigo for Prostate Cancer Xofigo for prostate cancer is a radiation treatment option for patients with aggressive cancer that has spread to the bones. These cases are generally where hormone reduction therapy has proven ineffective. In these cases, Xofigo is used as an option to slow the growth and […]

The Side Effects of Xofigo Treatment for Prostate Cancer

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What are the side effects of Xofigo treatment for prostate cancer? Xofigo treatment is used for symptomatic late-stage (metastatic) castration-resistant prostate cancer that has reached bones but not other organs. According to the FDA, Xofigo is aimed at male patients whose prostate cancer metastasized despite receiving medical or surgical interventions to reduce testosterone levels. Dr. […]

What is Xofigo for Prostate Cancer?

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Xofigo for prostate cancer explained. While many people are aware that radiation is a common form of prostate cancer, they are not aware just how advanced the options are. For more advanced forms of prostate cancer, radiation therapy offers a range of options to patients. Prostate cancer that is metastasizing, or spreading to other areas […]

Why is it Beneficial to Know the Biology of a Prostate Cancer Tumor?

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Why the biology of a prostate cancer tumor should be assessed. Not all prostate cancers are the same. Some are high-risk and aggressive, some can be monitored and controlled. The course of care that a patient will receive will be based on the aggressiveness of the tumor. Patients with low-risk cancer may not always be […]

The Oncotype DX Test

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What is the Oncotype DX test? The Oncotype DX test is relatively new in the fight against cancer. It is a genetic test which looks at the tumor biology of your prostate cancer biopsy tissue. Doctors use this test with a patient’s PSA score and clinical stage to more accurately determine the aggressiveness of your […]

Why is the Oncotype DX Test Important for Patients and Doctors?

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The¬†importance of the Oncotype DX test explained. With current widespread technologies, when men are diagnosed with low risk prostate cancer, the clinical staging can be inaccurate or at least unable to determine where a particular patient falls on that spectrum of low risk disease. This can lead to a lot of anxiety for prostate cancer […]

How does the Oncotype DX test help patients on active surveillance for prostate cancer?

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Active Surveillance with the Oncotype DX test Choosing active surveillance as a treatment path for prostate cancer can be a difficult decision for patients. It can be hard to be diagnosed with a disease like prostate cancer and then take a “wait and see” approach. However, new technologies like the Oncotype¬†DX test allow men to […]


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