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

The American Urological Association 2014 meeting

By: Dan Sperling, M.D. As I write this, I’m preparing to attend the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA). As a radiologist who specializes in detection, diagnosis and focal treatment of prostate cancer, my work and that of urologists overlaps considerably. I have previously written about my commitment to professional collaboration between medical specialties, keep reading

Making 3TmpMRI More Accessible

By: Dan Sperling, MD I recently spoke with a Florida patient whose healthcare coverage is through a PPO. Two years ago, the urologist he sees through his PPO performed a TRUS biopsy two years ago that found two small areas of early stage cancer. He chose to go on Active Surveillance, and monitor using PSA. keep reading