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Woman struggling as single parent of four after fertility treatment 

Woman struggling as single parent of four after fertility treatment  | Prostate Cancer: Psycho-Social Aspects to Disease Pathway Management | Scoop.it
Rosie Parson, 33, from Devon, and her husband tried for years to have a baby so they were delighted when she conceived triplets on their first attempt at IVF.
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Marijuana compound smokes the seeds of Alzheimer's disease

Marijuana compound smokes the seeds of Alzheimer's disease | Prostate Cancer: Psycho-Social Aspects to Disease Pathway Management | Scoop.it
Scientists are reporting that exposure to certain compounds in marijuana can cleanse the brain of harmful amyloid beta cells that give rise to Alzheimer's disease, offering up new clues as to how we might stop the disease in its early stages.
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Gluten-free diet could damage health of people without coeliac disease, expert claims 

Gluten-free diet could damage health of people without coeliac disease, expert claims  | Prostate Cancer: Psycho-Social Aspects to Disease Pathway Management | Scoop.it
Could gluten-free diets damage the health of those without Coeliac? What do you guys think?
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When An Autism Diagnosis Comes In Adulthood

When An Autism Diagnosis Comes In Adulthood | Prostate Cancer: Psycho-Social Aspects to Disease Pathway Management | Scoop.it
Growing up, they knew something was different, but nobody put a name to it. For many, it took years to get a diagnosis: autism. Finally hearing that word can be a relief.
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How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime

How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime | Prostate Cancer: Psycho-Social Aspects to Disease Pathway Management | Scoop.it

Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up.

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This truism is so often forgotten about. One basis for psychoanalysis in treatment settings.

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813 people a day diagnosed with cancer in England

813 people a day diagnosed with cancer in England | Prostate Cancer: Psycho-Social Aspects to Disease Pathway Management | Scoop.it

More than 800 people a day are now diagnosed with cancer in England, figures show. New data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) found the number of...

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Staggering stats! A must read for all.

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Prostate Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment with Multiparametric MRI

Were you aware 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in his lifetime? -There are 220000 new cases each year -3000000 men are living with ...
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A  significant revelation  about the power of MRI applications in prostate cancer. 

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New Blood Test Is Highly Accurate in Identifying Patients at Risk for Prostate Cancer

New Blood Test Is Highly Accurate in Identifying Patients at Risk for Prostate Cancer | Prostate Cancer: Psycho-Social Aspects to Disease Pathway Management | Scoop.it
Using the new 4Kscore test after a positive result from a traditional PSA test can reduce the number of prostate biopsies by 30 to 50 percent while still accurately identifying high-grade cancers.
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Great. Hopeful step forward.

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Smokers at twice danger of prostate cancer recurring just after surgery - Chronicle Bulletin

Smokers at twice danger of prostate cancer recurring just after surgery - Chronicle Bulletin | Prostate Cancer: Psycho-Social Aspects to Disease Pathway Management | Scoop.it
Prostate cancer is the third most frequent male cancer in Europe, accounting for over 92,000 deaths in 2012 (9% of male deaths).
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Increased risk of subsequent melanoma after first melanoma diagnosis

Increased risk of subsequent melanoma after first melanoma diagnosis | Prostate Cancer: Psycho-Social Aspects to Disease Pathway Management | Scoop.it
1. Patients with a history of familial or sporadic primary melanoma(s) had a 2- to 3-fold increased risk for subsequent melanoma. Evidence Rating Level: 2

Via Krishan Maggon
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Don't always blame too much sun. It is often irrelevant. 

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Two-thirds of cancers are due to "bad luck," study finds - CBS News

Two-thirds of cancers are due to "bad luck," study finds - CBS News | Prostate Cancer: Psycho-Social Aspects to Disease Pathway Management | Scoop.it
Researchers say random mutations are to blame for a majority of cancer cases
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So we have control over the other causes.  Let's do it.  

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Environmental and psycho-social factors related to prostate cancer risk in the Chinese population: A case-control study - Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To study the risk environmental and psycho-social factors associated to prostate cancer (PCa) in Chinese population. METHODS: 250 PCa patients and...
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An important read for psycho-social oncologists. 

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New device facilitates diagnosis of prostate cancer - News-Medical.net

New device facilitates diagnosis of prostate cancer - News-Medical.net | Prostate Cancer: Psycho-Social Aspects to Disease Pathway Management | Scoop.it
Distinguishing between benign and malignant prostate tissue is difficult. A new device facilitates the diagnosis for doctors: Through a visual analysis, they can reliably determine if they are dealing with carcinoma within a minute-and-a-half.
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Looks like this will speed up the process.
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The high price of workplace stress

The high price of workplace stress | Prostate Cancer: Psycho-Social Aspects to Disease Pathway Management | Scoop.it
‘Creating a culture of health’ goes beyond insurance, sick days | Experts discuss findings from a new Harvard T.H. Chan School survey about how workers say their jobs affect their health, and what companies can and should be doing to help.
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The surprising health benefits of drinking beer

The surprising health benefits of drinking beer | Prostate Cancer: Psycho-Social Aspects to Disease Pathway Management | Scoop.it
Could a glass of beer a day help you live longer?
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The list of cancers that can be treated by immunotherapy keeps growing

The list of cancers that can be treated by immunotherapy keeps growing | Prostate Cancer: Psycho-Social Aspects to Disease Pathway Management | Scoop.it
Two new studies reveal inroads against rare and intractable tumors.
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The Decline of Play and Rise in Children's Mental Disorders

The Decline of Play and Rise in Children's Mental Disorders | Prostate Cancer: Psycho-Social Aspects to Disease Pathway Management | Scoop.it

Rates of depression and anxiety among American children and adolescents have been increasing steadily for the past fifty to seventy years.

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We are no longer 'homo ludens'. And we're paying a high price for it. When was the last time you climbed a tree for fun?

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Blood test that reveals 'true age' shows risk of dying from cancer

Blood test that reveals 'true age' shows risk of dying from cancer | Prostate Cancer: Psycho-Social Aspects to Disease Pathway Management | Scoop.it

The difference between biological age and chronological age can be used to
predict cancer

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If you are healthy, they are the same thing. 

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Unexplained depression could be brain tumour, warn doctors

Unexplained depression could be brain tumour, warn doctors | Prostate Cancer: Psycho-Social Aspects to Disease Pathway Management | Scoop.it

A woman suffering from unexplained depression was suffering from a brain
tumour, doctors in France found

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Something seldom thought about in psychiatry. 

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10-year Mortality After Radical Prostatectomy for Localized Prostate Cancer in the Prostate Specific Antigen Screening Era - Urology

.@urogoldjournal: 10-year Mortality After Radical Prostatectomy for Localized Prostate Cancer in the Prostate Spec... http://t.co/L433O62gGB
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This is an important read for all men. 

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Thomas Neville's Dynamic Analysis of Multiple PSA Results Leads to Better ... - OncLive

Thomas Neville's Dynamic Analysis of Multiple PSA Results Leads to Better ... - OncLive | Prostate Cancer: Psycho-Social Aspects to Disease Pathway Management | Scoop.it

eA new phase begins for Thomas Neville, PhD, a Yale and Stanford-trained engineer and economist who worked in energy before a prostate cancer diagnosis drew him into medical research.

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Yes. It can change one's way of looking at the world and may include a complete reassessment of priorities. This example of a major transformation is uplifting. 

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Prostatectomy May Impair Sex for Women, Too - Renal and Urology News

Prostatectomy May Impair Sex for Women, Too - Renal and Urology News | Prostate Cancer: Psycho-Social Aspects to Disease Pathway Management | Scoop.it
The researchers studied sexual function and satisfaction after prostatectomy and found that women were also affected.
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Of course women are affected. 

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Are Too Many Prostate Cancer Patients Receiving Treatment? – WebMD - WebMD

Are Too Many Prostate Cancer Patients Receiving Treatment? – WebMD - WebMD | Prostate Cancer: Psycho-Social Aspects to Disease Pathway Management | Scoop.it
Study also raises concerns about possible overuse of radiation therapy
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Why roll the dice? Do what medical intuition tells you.
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Beating brain tumours with a scorpion sting paint

Beating brain tumours with a scorpion sting paint | Prostate Cancer: Psycho-Social Aspects to Disease Pathway Management | Scoop.it
Few operations are as difficult as brain surgery. Doctors could soon be able to paint tumours to make them easier to remove –thanks to a deadly natural venom.

Via Alexander Crépin
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Now THIS is interesting! Let's see how soon physicians adopt, or not.

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Pacific Cove's curator insight, December 18, 2014 6:17 AM

#BrainTumorThursday - Tumour Paint is a drug that attaches to tumour cells – and glows. This makes it a lot easier for surgeons to tell the difference between tumours and healthy cells. #BrainCancer #BrainTumor #BTSM 

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Optimal PSA Threshold For Targeted Biopsy Identified - Renal and Urology News

Optimal PSA Threshold For Targeted Biopsy Identified - Renal and Urology News | Prostate Cancer: Psycho-Social Aspects to Disease Pathway Management | Scoop.it
Diagnostic usefulness of magnetic resonance imaging/ultrasound MRI/US fusion targeted prostate biopsy optimized in PSA level of 5.2 ng/mL or higher.
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This improves the diagnostic process considerably. 

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