As many of you know elevated PSA levels are not a guaranteed forewarning for developing prostate cancer but the rate of men who get prostate cancer who also have high PSA levels is significant. The best thing you can do as a man is to participate in regular prostate cancer screening and to take steps to keep your prostate healthy and keep your PSA levels low before you ever are diagnosed with a problem.
If however you do have advanced prostate cancer however you may want to take these steps to manage your condition at home while constantly keeping involved with your doctor on the latest medicinal treatments.
As reported by the AP, Wall Street Journal, and WebMD one new drug has recently passed the FDA as a potential treatment fro advanced prostate cancer:
Jevtana May Help You Live Longer With Prostate CancerFrom WebMD:
Called Jevtana (cabazitaxel), the chemotherapy drug is used in combination with the steroid prednisone and has been found to lengthen survival by nearly 2 and 1/2 months in men who have run out of treatment options…Prostate cancer is one of the most notable cancers that men face as they grow older. It is akin to breast cancer in woman and it was contributory to an estimated 27,000 deaths in 2009 alone.
… Those on the Jevtana regimen had a median overall survival of 15.1 months (half lived longer, half less) or about a year and three months, compared to 12.7 months, about a year, on the comparison regimen...
… The new treatment is not without side effects. Among them are a decline in white blood cells, anemia, low platelet counts, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, infections, and kidney failure. Even so, the differences in survival were significant, according to the researchers.
Again, make sure you do what you can to prevent prostate cancer by taking care of your body, exercising, and eating the right foods. This old article I published on Prostate Cancer Prevention may help with some easy ways that you can help prevent this disease by simply changing the foods you eat.
This article also has some good ideas for ways to lower PSA levels which may help some men mitigate their chances for developing prostate cancer.
Source: WebMD - http://www.webmd.com/prostate-cancer/news/20100617/fda-oks-new-drug-for-advanced-prostate-cancer