New drugs for advanced prostate cancer patients
Drs. Samadi and Siegel weigh in
- Duration 2:56
- Date Dec 23, 2012
Drs. Samadi and Siegel weigh in
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A year filled with -- advancements including significant progress against treating advanced breast are prostate cancer rather sorry.
Not only by increasing patient survival but also halting the progress of the disease and in the past two years alone.
Five new drugs have been approved for treatment and doctors money -- -- -- specialty of course surgery also plays a big role what do you think about these drugs.
Well these are all about advanced prostate cancer visa policy tennis is that already has.
There's spread outside the prostitutes in the bone -- unfortunately too late stage prostate cancer.
Four prosecutors who was a very very busy year we talked about PSA controversy.
A lot of urologists were upset about the fact that you know PSA should go on and people should give their PSAs.
Prevention is a way to go if you find that there -- the and you cure the disease we don't have to talk about advanced disease.
But certainly for prosecutors have -- one of the biggest things we had was -- Which was a vaccine even though it's a misnomer.
But we're taking and using the -- system of the patient.
And put him back in to fight the prostate cancer.
They're very effective one we had a lot of medications.
So IT guy and others that reduce the Tess Sosa -- mark will talk about this.
But the message that -- people that are diagnosed with prostate cancer is know your PSA if you diagnose Andy -- is contained in the prostate.
-- -- it is very high and find yourself a good surgeon who really is into this expert in the field.
That would not only -- your form of the disease but also for sexual function and content is so hopefully we don't have to talk about his medication.
He didn't think so targeted therapy as well with a patient's own cells.
Is what we can't remember but the minimally invasive procedure like the robotics that doctor somebody does has made a huge difference for -- -- and I think the real headline here is about that we focus way too much on deference if you don't diagnosed prostate cancer early.
And allow an -- like doctor somebody someone that really is good it.
Because it sure it is enormously high if you get an early if you don't get -- early.
We're looking at what we can do to keep you alive longer but you can have a lot of side effects.
Prostate cancer is based on testosterone once it spreads faith that the cancer feeds off of testosterone -- -- to we blocked testosterone we used.
Testosterone blockers if they don't work and we have about 240000.
Deaths per year worldwide in.
Prostate cancer that's resistant to the blocking of testosterone what do you do.
Some of these others drugs extend the -- -- they work at blocking the receptive is blocking the metabolism it's all about.
Getting testosterone from feeding that prostate can -- and are doing.
They're very important point and then you do what you said is -- people should know that if you have surgery first.
And and -- -- cancer comes back -- small percentage you can always get radiation.
After surgery but once you have the radiation it's very difficult to do surgery after good advice thanks to both of you for that and --