Focus on Prostate & Genitourinary Cancer
Focus is the online newsletter for Norris Cotton Cancer Center.
News is posted as it happens, making Focus the most up-to-date source of information about the developments and people at the Cancer Center.
Below are all the Focus articles related specifically to prostate and genitourinary cancers. All Focus articles are also available.
Bringing Back Sex after Cancer
What does “surviving cancer” mean within the context of a patient’s personal life, especially in relationships and marriages? How should a cancer survivor and their partner approach the complex, delicate and emotional subject of sexual intimacy?
Precision Medicine in Cancer
In cancer care, precision medicine is used to describe how genetic information about a specific patient’s tumor can be used to more accurately diagnose and tailor effective individual treatment strategies.
HPV Vaccine and Cancer
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infects nearly one in four adults in the U.S. It is known to be a precursor to cervical cancer, as well as anal, penile, and mouth/throat (oropharyngeal) cancers and genital warts.
E-cigarettes: No Smoke, No Danger?
Smokers turn to e-cigs to ease nicotine withdrawal, or to avoid harmful chemicals in tobacco smoke. But many use e-cigs in public spaces and regular cigarettes everywhere else. Quitting half-way won’t help. And we don’t know that smokeless vapor is safe.
Brussel Sprouts, Beer…and Arsenic?
Dartmouth researchers analyzed toenail clippings to measure long-term arsenic levels in the body. They found significantly increased exposure in people who regularly consume beer, white wine, Brussel sprouts, and dark meat fish.
Next Generation Radiation Technology
Imagine aiming a radiation beam at a moving target like a lung, or a delicate area like a prostate. A new platform for our top-of-the-line linear accelerator makes these challenges easier and safer.
Is Prostate Screening Right for Me?
Statistics show that universal prostate screening may cause more harm than good for the majority of men. But what if you're in that minority percentage that could benefit? Should you take a chance?
Men: Discuss PSA Testing with Your Doctor
New federal draft guidelines issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) that question the necessity of PSA testing for prostate cancer in men should be assessed by men in discussion with their physicians.