Web Address: http://www.malecare.com
Malecare.com is a nonprofit group of experienced patients and doctors, many of whom have been diagnosed with prostate cancer or testicular cancer, writing weekly updates on treatment choice strategies and how to live with the consequences of those choices. Information is available in English, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Hebrew, Portuguese, and French.
American Urological Association and the American Foundation for Urologic Disease
Web Address: http://www.urologyhealth.org
The American Urological Association, in partnership with the American Foundation for Urologic Disease, provides this public education Web site, which has information on adult and pediatric urologic topics, including kidney, bladder, and prostate conditions.
American Cancer Society
Phone: 1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345)
Web Address: www.cancer.org
The American Cancer Society conducts educational programs and offers many services to people with cancer and to their families. Staff at the toll-free number have information about services and activities in local areas and can provide referrals to local ACS divisions.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
NCI Publications Office
6116 Executive Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20892-8322
Phone: 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday
Web Address: http://www.cancer.gov (or https://cissecure.nci.nih.gov/livehelp/welcome.asp# for live help online)
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a U.S. government agency that provides up-to-date information about the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer. NCI also offers supportive care to people with cancer and to their families. NCI information is also available to doctors, nurses, and other health professionals. NCI provides the latest information about clinical trials. The Cancer Information Service, a service of NCI, has trained staff members available to answer questions and send free publications. Spanish-speaking staff members are also available.
National Prostate Cancer Coalition
1154 Fifteenth Street, Northwest
Washington, DC, 20005
Phone: 1-888-245-9455 (toll-free)
Web Address: http://www.fightprostatecancer.org
This organization works to reduce the number of cases of prostate cancer through awareness, outreach, and advocacy. The organization also works with government officials to increase federal funding for prostate cancer research.
Us Too! International
5003 Fairview Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Phone: 1-800-80-UsToo (1-800-808-7866)
Fax: (630) 795-1602
Web Address: http:// www.ustoo.com
Us Too! International is an independent, charitable network of support groups for men with prostate cancer and their families. Us Too! groups offer fellowship, peer counseling, education about treatment options, a newsletter, and information about medical alternatives. The national organization can provide information about support groups and activities in your area.
The procedure involves inserting thin, temperature-controlled probes through the skin and into the prostate gland. In most cases the entire prostate is frozen, but researchers are also experimenting with directly targeting the cancer in men with single tumors.
Mayo Clinic is currently taking part in a multi-center study to investigate the capabilities of a more advanced cryotherapy machine that uses a smaller cryoprobe with more precise temperature control to freeze and thaw the prostate. This improved technology takes advantage of techniques developed for brachytherapy that enable more precise mapping of the cancerous area and placement of the probes to avoid damage to surrounding tissues.
National Cancer Institute-run trial is under way assessing the role of vitamin E and the nutrient selenium in prostate cancer prevention. The research was spurred by smaller studies suggesting a protective benefit for the supplements.
Sept. 20, 2007 -- Natural chemicals in pomegranate juice may slow the growth of prostate cancer, according to scientists at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).
The key pomegranate chemicals, called ellagitannins, are also found in foods including strawberries, raspberries, and muscadine grapes, note Navindra Seeram, PhD, and colleagues.
Their theory is that when someone drinks pomegranate juice, the juice releases ellagitannins, which get digested into chemicals called urolithins, which may fight prostate cancer.