The term “biochemical failure” means the presence of a rising PSA after any prostate cancer treatment. In fact, a rising PSA is the gold standard for suspecting prostate cancer recurrence (the cancer has come back). However, a precise, universal standard for defining biochemical failure is difficult because prostatectomy and radiation therapy have different aftereffects. Successful keep reading
By: Dan Sperling, MD September is a time when leaves turn to warm colors—and our minds should turn to thoughts of prostate health. September is National Prostate Health Month. Specifically, the week of September 17-24 is officially designated as Prostate Cancer Awareness Week. September is an invigorating month. The lazy days of summer are keep reading
By: Dan Sperling, MD In recent months, proton beam radiation has come under criticism for two main reasons. First, it imposes a huge cost burden upon a medical payment system that is already limping. Second, it has not been shown to be significantly more effective in the treatment of prostate cancer than other forms of keep reading
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