mushrooms have been a must in fighting cancer in china and japan for centuries. the process is to get the old forest mushrooms that are hard and boil them to make a liquid and take 3 times a day. search for turkey mushrooms sites. in my opinion anyone with prostate cancer of any level will benifit and should believe that they will live without having to be concerned about cancer. I have stage 4 and I just drink it 3 times a day and get on with my life. Good luck everyone.
Venting on drug costs, had to get this off my chest.
I have been on Taxotere and Jevtana was started in 2012. My doc now recommends either Zytiga or Xtande. Oh boy. The costs of these new drugs are outrageous. Jevtana is a significant premium to Taxotere although they are similar drugs. Provenge $93,000 treatment. Zytiga (Aberiterone) $5,000/month. Xtandi ( Enzalutimide, MDV 3200) $7,500 per month. And none of these drugs works on all types of prostate cancer (maybe they should
September Awareness: Ovarian, Childhood, Prostate, & Blood Cancers
SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
At Diplomat, we like to recognize awareness months as a way to shed light on relevant information or issues related to the specific diseases. This September, we’re bringing your attention to National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and Blood Cancer Awareness Month.
Throughout this month, in additional
The Illness Business
BY RALPH BLUM
With privileges come responsibilities. That’s the way it has always been. One of the great privileges in my life has been the availability of Medicare. And the responsibility? To be watchful, careful that I do not take undue advantage of that privilege. For example? Not undergoing a costly procedure that was not absolutely necessary just because I don’t have to pay for it.
I remember in my pre-teen years a series of silly scatological
BLOGGERS: MARK SCHOLZ, MD & RALPH H. BLUM
The co-authors of Invasion of the Prostate Snatchers, blog alternate posts weekly. We invite you to post your comments.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2012
Too Many Prostate Biopsies
BY MARK SCHOLZ, MD
Every year in the United States one million men undergo a prostate biopsy. Biopsy has a number of potential complications including serious infections requiring hospitalization and bleeding severe enough