New treatment for early stage prostate cancer.

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Surgeons have described a new treatment for early stage prostate cancer as "truly transformative"

The approach, tested across Europe, uses lasers and a drug made from deep sea bacteria to eliminate tumours, but without causing severe side effects. 

Trials on 413 men - published in The Lancet Oncology - showed nearly half of them had no remaining trace of cancer

Lifelong impotence and incontinence are often the price of treating prostate cancer with surgery or radiotherapy.

Up to nine-in-10 patients develop erectile problems and up to a fifth struggle to control their bladders.

That is why many men with an early stage tumour choose to "wait and see" and have treatment only when it starts growing aggressively.

"This changes everything," said Prof Mark Emberton, who tested the technique at University College London.

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    Thats great news. 
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    Have to look it up and see what is going on.  It will be great if it does work  Ken
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    Hey Captain.  Just found it.  I printed up 2 of the articals going to read them know.  Tahnk you  Ken 
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    It was on the main national news reports here yesterday and in all the papers. They say they may be granted a license to start this  procedure as early as next year. A real breakthrough by all accounts.
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    This is great news, although not a cancer  sufferer at the present, lets hope the various governments get there act`s  together and get their health  budgets under control!! this treatment will be expensive, and in the UK the NHS is under pressure!!   from so many areas and !!   unecessary treatments!!! This is a major breakthrough...and needs to be treated as such, well done to all involved so far, to give hope to so many!! and maybe to other cancer type sufferers as well!!..
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      I think this is good news.  I printed up the reports and I hope it goes well.  Men with cancer would have a better option then having the prostate removed and causes more problem.  Maybe in a few years the FDA will get going with it after Time will tell  Happy Holidays  Ken
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    Seems to the week for new treatments for Prostate problems. It was reported in I think the daily express that a new treatment for BPH was being trialed. It appears that new chanels for urine to be expeled are formed in a relatively simple operation with a short follow up op a few days later. It said that neither incontinence nor Ed would be caused by this treatment. At last! no good to many on the forum but could be a blessing to new sufferers. Lets hope its soon available.
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    Thank you for the news article. Lets hope they don't suppress this new technique.  It will replace radiation and surgery, which is a huge money maker!

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    Sounds very promising, I hope it's made available soon.  I am also hoping the U.S. FDA will take a close look at this for the men here in need of an alternative to sugery.

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