How does Hyperthermia Treatment for Prostate Cancer more Effective than Conventional Treatment

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  In the United States, second most deadly malignancy for men is prostate cancer. 1 This disease first officially identified in 1853. 2  "Over 200,000 men in the U.S. were diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2007." 1 Prostate - Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test approved by the Food Drug Administration helps physicians detect prostate cancer. However high levels of PSA not always a conclusive diagnosis for prostate cancer. 3 Current treatment options for prostate cancer includes: Surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, hormone blockers or a combination of options. Incontinence and permanent impotence usual side affects after treatment. In Germany, a new treatment for prostate cancer (Oncotherm radio-wave hyperthemia) successful treated thousands of prostate cancer patients, without the side effects from current treatment options.   1

 The prostate in the male anatomy located in the rectum, under the urinary bladder and within the pelvis. "The prostate is a part of the male reproductive organ that helps make and store seminal (Semen) fluid." Surrounding part of the urethra (tube connecting the urinary bladder to the outside of the body) is the prostate: Urine and semen during ejaculation pass through the tube. 4 During ejaculation smooth muscles of the prostate expel semen and urine, vital for normal flow function.  5  Symptoms of prostate cancer include: erectile dysfunction (sexual intercourse), difficulty to urinate, blood in the urine and pain or burning sensation when urinating. When prostate cancer is detected in the later stage, concerns the disease metastasized to other parts of the body or organs, including the spine causing weakness in the legs. Men younger than forty – five, less likely diagnosed with prostate cancer compared to elder men, who are at least seventy years old. Men having a family history of prostate cancer more likely inherit the disease. “In the United States, prostate cancer more commonly affects black men than white or Hispanic men, and is also more deadly in black men.” Some studies have shown diet, exercise, decrease alcoholic consumption and medication reduces the risk for prostate cancer.  4

 A non-conclusive blood test for prostate cancer measures the level of prostate-specific antigen (PSA): Produced by the cells of the prostate. When elevated levels are detected may provide evidence of prostate cancer or benign conditions. "These results are usually reported as nanograms of PSA per milliliter (ng/mL0) of blood. In the past, most doctors considered a PSA level below 4.0 ng/mL as normal." Further tests are required to confirm prostate cancer. The Food and Drug Administration recommends men over 50 years have routine PSA test and digital rectum exam to evaluate for prostate cancer. Prostate - specific antigen test is helpful to monitor patients who have reoccurring prostate cancer. 3

 Dr. Friedrich Douwes, Medical Director of St. George Hospital in Bad Aibling, Germany, President of the German Oncological Society and writer of many hundreds of scientific articles, help developed a new medical procedure (Oncotherm radio - wave hyperthermia): Treatment for prostate cancer without the common side effects, impotence and incontinence from conventional treatment options.  Radio frequencies are pulsed through a small probe inserted through the urethra, (connects the urinary bladder to the outside of the body  6) into the prostate. The pulsation heats the cancer cells in the prostate 113 - 158 degrees. The heated prostate cancer cells die or become damaged, but do not affect the health cells of the prostate. "This treatment is non-surgical, so no pain medications are needed and only local anesthesia is required."  The average stay in the hospital is five days, along with two trans-urethral ("passing through or preformed by way of the eruthra. 7), treatments, limited hormone modulation and other non-toxic medications. The treatment combined with androgen blockade ("Lowering androgen levels, often make prostate cancers shrink or grow more slowly." 8), 80% of patients survived cancer - free ten years after treatment. Within three - five years after treatment, twenty percent of patients required additional treatment.  Currently Oncotherm radio – wave hyperthermia treatment for prostate cancer is only available in Germany. Thousands of patients have successfully undergone this procedure, including many from the United States.  1

   Prostate hyperthermia kills cancer cells, and prevents the cancer from metastasizing by securing a prostate defense immune reaction. 1

 Hyperthermia (heat) dates back 200 years or by Greek philosopher Hippocrates: Said to have used heat to treat breast cancer. Tumor cells have less of a supply of blood compared to healthy cells, perceptible for cells to die, when exposed to overheating. As well, less supply of blood decreases the availability of oxygen for cancer cells to survive. "This causes acidosis (too much acid in the blood 9), which damages the affected cells." 10  During the past twenty-five years, radio – wave hyperthermia has treated many types of cancer patients in Europe.  1

 In the future the Food and Drug Administration could review the process of Oncotherm radio - wave hyperthermia treatment for prostate cancer and approve this new procedure. 


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 3.) Prostate - Speciffice Antigen (PSA) Test -

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