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Ashland, Ky.— Urologists at King’s Daughters Medical Center are now providing patients with advanced stage prostate cancer a customized treatment that stimulates a patient’s own immune system to fight the disease.

 
The treatment, Provenge®, is the only Food and Drug Administration approved immunotherapy for some men with advanced prostate cancer. The treatment uses the patient’s own immune system to identify and target prostate cancer cells. Each dose is manufactured specifically for each patient using his own immune cells.

 
Provenge is not a chemotherapy drug and is different from hormone therapy, which decreases the level of testosterone in the body. A typical Provenge course of treatment can be completed in about a month, and the most common side effects are primarily mild or moderate.

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Not only is today the longest day of the year, it’s shaping up to be one of the hottest. Heat can be a killer – especially for those over age 65, people with chronic medical conditions, and infants/children.

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King’s Daughters is offering a free healthy heart and EKG screening on the KDMC Mobile Health Unit beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, June 25 at Bailey’s Carpet, 158 Gardner Trail, Salyersville, Ky. The screening includes an EKG, total cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and blood oxygen levels. Appointments are required and may be made by calling 1-888-377-KDMC (5362). 

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