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New Pill Helps Prostate Cancer Patients Live Longer


Health & Wellness  (tags: health, men, prostate cancer, research, medicine, study, treatment, disease, drugs, prevention, discovery )

Dee
- 795 days ago - msnbc.msn.com
A new drug helps men with advanced prostate cancer live longer, even after they have not been helped by other treatments, researchers reported Wednesday. The drug, called enzalutamide, is a pill that tackles prostate tumors from several different



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Dee C. (209)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 9:37 pm
A new drug helps men with advanced prostate cancer live longer, even after they have not been helped by other treatments, researchers reported Wednesday. The drug, called enzalutamide, is a pill that tackles prostate tumors from several different directions, interfering with molecular pathways that help them grow. It does not cause the nausea, hair loss and other side effects often associated with chemotherapy.

“This is extraordinarily significant,” says Dr. Howard Scher of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, who led the study.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 12:54 am
That's good. Noted.
 

Nancy M. (201)
Monday August 20, 2012, 10:37 am
Thanks Dee. I wish this had been around for my Dad. For him the side effect was congestive heart fialure.
 

Dee C. (209)
Monday August 20, 2012, 11:08 am
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I am so sorry about Dad Nancy..My condolences to you..((hugs))

Sadly sometimes these things don't come soon enough for all..
 

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Monday August 20, 2012, 11:29 am
Thanks Dee....shall share this news with my family and friends....my sister's bil has just been afflicted....
 

Dee C. (209)
Monday August 20, 2012, 11:47 am
Thanks you Rajee..and I am sorry for your family being affected..((hugs))
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (227)
Monday August 20, 2012, 6:53 pm
This is very good news as prostate cancer caught early is almost always curable. But the problem with that is that it is not until one has symptoms that it's then a case of determining how advanced it is.
 

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 1:07 pm
Hope this is a blessing to all the Men and Women who experience this and hope medicine has found a cure to attack the cancer of friends and loved ones. Heart felt prayer for those who art affected around the world. Huge Giant Bear Group squeeze......!
 

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 1:09 pm
That's Huge Bear Hug Squeeze. My mind was on this article.
 

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 1:13 pm
They need to change the Prostate scanning from every five to ten years to a yearly scan like women have a yearly breast exam scan. More DAD's would be saved and the heart aches of loosing your soul mate or a child loosing their father over this would be slim if caught early enough.
 

Stuart Thomas (515)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 9:05 pm
Good information to know, Dee. Thank you.
 

Juergen M. (1)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 6:44 am
Well, so far so good, but I'm still sceptic about that, cause in nature there grows a plant which heals within a few days each prostate problem without any sad or even bad side effects, so in fact this pill isn't needed at all but the legalization of the plant is needed immediately. Take care.
 
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