Hormone Therapy Can Help Some With Prostate Cancer

Two other reports presented at the meeting revealed favorable results about proton therapy, in which prostate cancer is attacked by a beam of protons rather than X-rays. Physicians at the University of Florida in Jacksonville reported that proton therapy did not appear to have harmful effects to the urinary system, which had been feared. And a study at Loma Linda University in California found that a booster round of proton therapy reduced recurrence of prostate cancer in men who first had X-ray treatment.

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Learn about prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment from the U.S. National Cancer Institute.

SOURCES: Christopher U. Jones, M.D., radiation oncologist, Radiological Associates of Sacramento, Calif.; Anthony Zietman, M.D., professor, radiation oncology, Harvard Medical School, Boston; Nov. 2, 2009, presentations, American Society for Radiation Oncology annual meeting, Chicago

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