Join Now!      Login

Whole Person Wellness Program Wellness Model
Skip Navigation Links
Health Centers
Key Services
Breast Cancer?
More than three-quarters of women who get breast cancer are over whtat age?
over 40 years
over 45 years
over 50 years
over 55 years

 What Doctors Don't Tell You: PROSTATE CANCER - THE KILLER CURE 
What Doctors Don't Tell You © (Volume 6, Issue 4)

As you might expect, treating the cancer with drugs is controversial. In the US, trials have been carried out with 7,000 high-risk patients to see if being routinely treated with Proscar (finasteride), a drug which shrinks the prostate, could do for men's prostates what tamoxifen, an anti-estrogen drug, reputedly does to save women from breast cancer. Urologists have not been convinced about the drug's effectiveness. It takes between three and six months for symptoms to improve, and the drug only appears to work in a minority of patients (see Drug of the Month, p 7). The biggest problem with anti-testosterone (or luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone) drugs like goserelin, besides affecting your sex drive and causing some feminizing, is that there is a risk of any cancer that has spread getting worse and increased pain from cancer in the bones.

Cyprostat (cyproterone acetate), a steroid, which blocks the production and effects of androgens, is often used to counter the effects of LH drugs. But this category of drugs has its own set of potential side effects, including osteoporosis. Nevertheless, these side effects may be worth putting up with, as against surgery which hasn't been proven to do any good.

Non steroids which can be used include: Flutamide (hormone), Nilutamide and Casodex. Currently, drug companies are trying to develop a new breed of alpha blocker which has few side effects and works directly on the prostate.

!AClive Couldwell

Clive Couldwell writes for the London Times, The Daily Telegraph and The Financial Times newspapers.

  Previous   1  2  3  4    
 Comments Add your comment 

 About The Author
What Doctors Don't Tell You What Doctors Don’t Tell You is one of the few publications in the world that can justifiably claim to solve people's health problems - and even save lives. Our monthly newsletter gives you the facts you won't......more
 From Our Friends
Popular & Related Products
Popular & Featured Events
Error Reading Event Calendar
Dimensions of Wellness
Wellness, Feeling, dimension!

Home       Wellness       Health A-Z       Alternative Therapies       Wellness Inventory       Wellness Center
Healthy Kitchen       Healthy Woman       Healthy Man       Healthy Child       Healthy Aging       Nutrition Center       Fitness Center
Discount Lab Tests      First Aid      Global Health Calendar      Privacy Policy     Contact Us
Disclaimer: The information provided on HealthWorld Online is for educational purposes only and IS NOT intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
Are you ready to embark on a personal wellness journey with our whole person approach?
Learn More/Subscribe
Are you looking to create or enhance a culture of wellness in your organization?
Learn More
Do you want to become a wellness coach?
Learn More
Free Webinar