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February 9, 2007

Camels Used to Diagnose and Treat Prostate Cancer

Researchers at the Central Veterinary Research Laboratory (CVRL) in Dubai are using camels to generate antibodies that will help to diagnose and treat prostate cancer.

For the diagnosis of prostate cancer, the camel antibodies would be mixed with a blood sample of the patient. If there is a reaction or agglutination after mixing, it suggests the patient does have cancer, since the antibodies from the camel would be attaching themselves to tumour cells in that patient’s blood.

The promising treatment may one day be used to diagnose and treat other illnesses as well.

Cancer cure from desert

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February 3, 2007

Penis Size Reduced By Prostate Cancer Treatment

New research published in the January issue of the Journal of Urology says that men who receive both hormone therapy and radiation for advanced prostate cancer experience a significant reduction in penile length.

Just before treatment began, the average stretched penile length was 5.6 inches. Eighteen months later, the average penile length had shortened significantly to 3.4 inches.

Prostate cancer treatment might shorten penis

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