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Newer drugs are improving survival for men with metastatic prostate cancer

January 31, 2018
  • By Charlie Schmidt, Editor, Harvard Medical School Annual Report on Prostate Diseases

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Charlie Schmidt, Editor, Harvard Medical School Annual Report on Prostate Diseases

Charlie Schmidt is an award-winning freelance science writer based in Portland, Maine. In addition to writing for Harvard Health Publishing, Charlie has written for Science magazine, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Environmental Health Perspectives, … See Full Bio
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February 6, 2018

I had to deal with an enlarged prostate for years, I started having prostate symptoms since my middle 40s, I am 51 years old now and after trying with different methods and drugs I was really disappointed but while I was talking with one of my coworkers he told me about his experience with a supplement that helped him with his prostate problems, its named alpharise, since I tried with many things, different drugs and supplements before this one, I didn’t have big expectations about it but I was surprised after a few weeks because I noticed some changes, it’s been 4 months already and I am really happy with this supplement, it really works.

joseph cannatelli
February 5, 2018

Question Newer drugs are improving survival for men with metastatic prostate cancer

Were these patients just given drug therapy or adjunct to operation/radiation/chemo

What was quality of life in both cases? was second group in better condition before dying or did both groups go into bad stage of suffering foor same lenght of time.

If life is extended 3 months in same dplorable state then why live longer.Quality of extended life should be a major consideration more so than just longer.

I do appreciate living longer affords the chance to be alive when new/better meds/cures become available and that can be addressed too

Thank you for this article and others in your newsletter

Jack Davidson
February 5, 2018

I have been on Xtandi Enzalutamide since 2013 . My PSA has been under 1 since also Bone Scan & Cat Scan shows no trace of a spread.
My cancer was 1st Diagnosed in 2004 and treated in 2005 with seed implants but PSA started to rise 2008. I then went on PSA blocker but not Chemical Castration until 2013 then luckily was passed on to Xtandi without going thru Chem. Castration or Chemo Therapy. I feel those with P.C. Should be eligible for the best treatment without going thru several debilitating steps before eligibility. As a working Actor diagnosed when I was 69 I have been able to work and still am working in my Profession as I approach my 82nd Birthday.

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