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Biomedical Scientists from the University of Monash have discovered a new way to treat castrate resistant cells in prostate cancer sufferers.

The finding showed that drugs that activate one of the two estrogen receptors can cause cell death. Most commonly, cell death in patients with prostate cancer is achieved by removing androgens (male hormones) which results in castration. Castration is the removal of the testicles which produce 90 to 95 percent of the male body's testosterone. Decreased production of testosterone will slow down the growth of prostate cancer.

The team used a drug developed to selectively and specifically activate the beta estrogen receptor in the prostate. The drug not only inhibits the growth of prostate cancer but also kills off cancer cells that are resistant to conventional treatment such as androgen deprivation therapy, more commonly known as castration therapy and does so using a mechanism that is different to castration.


Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate that restricts the flow of urine from the bladder.
    - BPH is the most common disorder of the prostate gland and is the most common diagnosis by urologists for male patients age 45-74.
    - 60% of men over age 60 have BPH.
    - Half of all men in their 50s and 80 percent in their 80s have some symptoms of BPH.
    - Approximately 8.4 million men over age 50 in the United States are candidates for treatment of BPH.
      3.0 million age 50 to 59
      2.6 million age 60 to 69
      2.8 million age 70 to 79
    - In 8 out of 10 cases, symptoms relating to changes or problems with urination including frequent urination, leaking or dribbling; and a hesitant, interrupted or weak urine stream hint the presence of BPH.
A treatment device for prostate disorders was recently introduced by Dr Simon Allen of Fine Treatment, a company which offers completely natural treatment devices for various internal health problems. This device helps to calm the capillaries, stopping their growth by normalizing the temperature in the damaged area. Regular motion will help stop the swelling and thus eliminating the pressure in the prostate. It also helps to improve the metabolism of the gland, freeing the surrounding tissue from pressure. This is the next non-surgical way to treat prostate problems.

To learn more about prostate care, visit ayurstate.com.

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