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Adding radiation to hormone therapy for prostate cancer treatment will increase survival chances

Prostate cancer patients who are treated with a combination of hormone therapy and radiation have a substantially improved chance of survival compared to patients who do not receive radiation, according to interim results of the largest randomized study of its kind presented at the plenary session, November 1, 2010, at the 52nd Annual Meeting… Adding radiation to hormone therapy for prostate cancer treatment will increase survival chances   



Acupuncture relieves hot flashes from prostate cancer treatment

Acupuncture provides long-lasting relief to hot flashes, heart palpitations and anxiety due to side effects of the hormone given to counteract testosterone, the hormone that induces prostate cancer, according to a study published in the April issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology•Biology•Physics, an official journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology… Acupuncture relieves hot flashes from prostate cancer treatment   



MRI locates prostate cancer recurrence at extremely low PSA levels

A pelvic MRI scan with IV contrast and rectal balloon is highly effective in identifying local recurrence even at low PSA values in prostate cancer patients with a rising or persistently elevated PSA after prostatectomy, according to a study presented April 29, 2011, at the Cancer Imaging and Radiation Therapy Symposium in Atlanta. The… MRI locates prostate cancer recurrence at extremely low PSA levels   



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