Category: General Prostate

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

Get Off the Western Diet NOW!

Everyone knows that on average, U.S. citizens live in the most privileged country on the globe, yet eat the worst possible diet. Right? According to the Medical Dictionary, the Western diet is “A diet with inadequate fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, fish, and low-fat dairy products and excessive amounts of refined and processed foods, alcohol, keep reading