A recent study entitled “Chronic inflammation in benign prostate tissue is associated with high-grade prostate cancer in the placebo arm of the prostate cancer prevention trial” concluded that inflammation is associated with prostate cancer, and suggests anti-inflammatory therapy as a preventive measure. The study was published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention and was led by Dr. Ian Thompson, M.D., Director of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The findings of the new study could implicate current treatment standards as doing more harm than good for prostatitis patients.
In agreement with Dr. Thompson’s team’s research published in April 2014, the publication by Harvard Medical School of the 2014 Annual Report on Prostate Diseases highlights that current treatments for chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome may in fact contribute to disease development. Specifically, the report notes the failure of chemoprevention therapies with 5-alpha reductase inhibitors and vitamin E supplements, which may actually increase the risk to develop prostate cancer. Another risk factor that may be associated with cancer is the long-term use of antibiotics, according to a study entitled “Antibiotic Use in Relation to the Risk of Breast Cancer” and published in the journal JAMA. Here, a team of researchers at the report that increased use of antibiotics is associated with increased risk for breast cancer, suggesting that this link might also be found in other cancer types, such as prostate cancer.
In light of these data, a device developed by Dr. Allen to relieve symptoms associated with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome may help patients affected with these symptoms. The device is worn on a belt with a natural thermo-element that can be used without any limitation and helps to recover from chronic prostatitis, a condition characterized by inflammation of the prostate gland, which can be an acute bacterial prostatitis or a chronic bacterial prostatitis, depending on whether it is caused by an acute infection or by recurring bacterial infections, respectively. More information on Dr. Allen’s device can be found here.