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Prostate cancer treatments

  • Are we underestimating the rates of incontinence after prostate cancer treatment? Results from NHANES: Beyond the Abstract

    Prostate cancer treatment generally encompasses three areas of focus: oncologic control, erectile function, and urinary incontinence.  Post prostatectomy incontinence can have significant financial and social burdens, along with the need for additional procedures. 
    Published August 1, 2017
  • Medical hospitalizations in prostate cancer survivors.

    The objectives of the study were to explore the context and reasons for medical hospitalizations among prostate cancer survivors and to study their relationship with obesity and the type of prostate cancer treatment.

    Published June 23, 2016
  • Post Diagnosis Statin Use and Mortality in Danish Patients with Prostate Cancer

    Increasing evidence indicates that statin use may reduce mortality from prostate cancer. In this work, we examined whether post diagnosis statin use was associated with reduced cancer-specific mortality or all-cause mortality among patients with prostate cancer in Denmark.

    From nationwide Danish registries, we identified all patients with incident prostate adenocarcinoma from 1998 to 2011 and retrieved data on tumor and patient characteristics, drug use, and primary treatment.
    Published October 26, 2017
  • Should Everyone with Prostate Cancer be on a Statin?

    I am regularly asked about whether men undergoing active treatment for prostate cancer should add a statin to their daily medication routine to reduce the risk of prostate cancer recurrence, mortality, and complications.  Nearly as often I hear questions about whether statins may be of use in prostate cancer survivors or men at risk of prostate cancer, raising the general idea that everyone and anyone may benefit from treatment with these commonly used medications. 
    Published October 26, 2017
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