Category: General Prostate

Intense Exercise May Extend Life for Advanced PCa Patients

I have previously written about the role of exercise in lowering the risk of developing prostate cancer (See http://sperlingprostatecenter.com/news-flash-exercise-may-decrease-risk-prostate-cancer/). In fact, quite a bit of research has been published about actual changes in the gene mechanisms that control tumor activity as a result of exercise. As a firm believer in our ability to prevent prostate keep reading

Another Reason Reconsider Radiation Treatment: Low Testosterone

Men with localized prostate cancer (PCa) are usually given three treatment choices: radical prostatectomy (RP), external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) or Active Surveillance (AS). Although patients are rarely told about minimal-to-noninvasive treatments that can be applied as focal therapy, it’s somewhat heartening that urologists and radiologists are increasingly supportive of AS for low-risk patients. This keep reading

Kissing Prostatectomy Goodbye?

This headline got my immediate attention: “No Benefit with Surgery for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer.” The July 12, 2017 article by MedPage Today Senior Associate Editor Charles Bankhead is based on the most recent follow up findings from the PIVOT randomized trial. They suggest that radical prostatectomy (RP) does not offer men with localized prostate cancer keep reading