A Better PSA Calculation

By: Dan Sperling, MD By now, any discussion of the PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood test is practically old hat. The adage that “tests beget tests” is particularly true for PSA, because it is not specific for cancer. Too many other conditions—even a simple act like riding a bicycle—can bump up the amount of this keep reading

Diet and Prostate Cancer

By: Dan Sperling, MD In 1826, a Frenchman named Anthelme Brillat-Savarin published a text on gout from which we derive the quote, “Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are.” A century later, a 1923 newspaper advertisement for beef preceded the same sentiment with a word of caution: “Ninety percent keep reading

Foods that Improve Prostate Health

Your risk of getting prostate cancer will not reduce if you don’t do anything about it. Sure, there are certain treatments that you can give a try, but as they say, “prevention is always better than cure”. Keep your prostate healthy by including the right foods in your daily diet. Tomatoes do the trick Tomatoes keep reading

Repeat HIFU Has More Urinary Side Effects

By: Dan Sperling, MD Prostate cancer patients seeking an alternative to surgery or radiation are attracted to treatments that are minimally invasive (less pain, rapid recovery), repeatable if necessary, and able to be done focally (fewer side effects). Of course, not everyone will qualify for a focal treatment, but patients who require a whole-gland treatment keep reading

MRI vs. the Partin Tables

By: Dan Sperling, MD This year’s annual meeting of the American Urological Association (Orlando, FL) brought numerous papers and presentations on multiparametric MRI (3T mpMRI) of the prostate. I interpret this to mean that the value of radiologic imaging for the detection, diagnosis and guided treatment of prostate cancer has gained considerable—perhaps even definitive—recognition by keep reading

The Risks of TRUS Biopsy

By: Dan Sperling, MD I have to credit the content of this blog to a fellow blogger. He is the Sitemaster at The “New” Prostate Cancer Infolink[i], a site dedicated to informing prostate cancer patients about their disease and their options, as well as other facets of living with prostate cancer. Although the posting I’m keep reading