Entries by Janet

Are ADT’s Side Effects Inevitable? 

Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is a double-edged sword.  It can do a lot of good:  in men with high-risk prostate cancer, for example, a two-year course of ADT can make the cancer more susceptible to radiation treatment, leading to a cure.  And in men with cancer that has spread beyond the prostate, ADT by itself […]

Our New Book

The new book is out and it’s better than ever, if I do say so myself!   This is the Fifth edition of a book that, in various forms, has been a number one bestseller on Amazon since Dr. Patrick Walsh and I wrote the first one in 1993. That first book was called The Prostate:  […]


How Exercise Helps Sabotage Prostate Cancer

Exercise makes the body a lot less hospitable to cancer.  Or, if you think about prostate cancer as the machine that it is, hijacking countless normal body mechanisms so it can grow and spread:  Exercise throws a monkey wrench in the works! UCLA urologist William Aronson, M.D., was asked recently:  “What do your patients with […]


Gleason 6: Sugar-Coated Prostate Cancer?

It may never need treatment – but then again, it might.  So why do some doctors want to sugar-coat it? “Don’t worry about Gleason 3+3=6 (Grade Group 1)!  It’s harmless!  We shouldn’t even call it cancer!  In fact, let’s call it IDLE (indolent lesion of epithelial origin)!”  Many patients have heard reassurances like these, and […]

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Going After High-Risk Localized Prostate Cancer

Can intense hormonal suppression before surgery keep potentially aggressive prostate cancer from coming back? My goal in writing about prostate cancer is to offer reassurance and hope, and also a nudge or two when it’s time to take action.  I have been very excited in past posts to write about the broader window of curability […]


DIY Home Fitness: Starting Small is Fine!

Can’t get to a gym?  No problem! You can do a lot with your own 30-second circuit stations at home! It can be intimidating to walk into a gym.  There’s a fair amount of peacocking (at least at the YMCA in my hometown), and there’s always at least one guy  lifting huge weights loudly, with […]


How BAT Works

Driving Prostate Cancer “BATty” Part Two: How BAT Works Several years ago, medical oncologist Samuel Denmeade, M.D., Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Prostate Cancer Program, and colleagues came up with a remarkable concept for attacking prostate cancer: alternating ADT with high-dose testosterone.  Recently, he took the time to explain to me how and why this […]