If you are diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer and your doctor says you are a candidate for active surveillance (AS), how can you be sure? This is a crucial question, and a new study from a German-Canadian team adds important information for patients to consider before choosing AS.[i] The authors began by identifying a cohort keep reading
Who invented the microscope? Credit for putting multiple lenses in a tube in order to gain a magnified view goes to two Dutch lens makers in the 1590s, Zacharias Jansen and his father, Hans. One of the first uses of microscopy in medicine occurred around 1650 when a Jesuit priest named Athanasius Kirchner saw little keep reading
Beam radiation has long been a mainstay in the arsenal of weapons against prostate cancer (PCa). Over 50 years ago, when more powerful radiation equipment allowed deeper penetration into the body, patients who could not have surgery began to be treated with “megavoltage radiation”. The past three decades have seen advances in the ability to keep reading
The Harvard Medical School is a recognized and authoritative source of correct information about prostate cancer (PCa). Their website has information about anxiety-provoking news after radical prostatectomy, or RP: positive surgical margins (PSMs). No matter how meticulous a surgeon’s technique, there will always be cases in which a tumor has extended beyond where the scalpel keep reading
Rose Kennedy once remarked, “Neither comprehension nor learning can take place in an atmosphere of anxiety.” In fact, an atmosphere of anxiety can lead prostate cancer patients to choose management strategies without the benefit of full knowledge and due diligence. In turn, the lack of full knowledge can lead to more anxiety as the consequences keep reading
You’ve probably heard that obesity is considered a U.S. epidemic, from kids through adolescents and adults. It is a major public health concern for middle-aged and older men, who are also at increased risk for prostate cancer (PCa) which is an aging-related disease. According to one report (Zlotta et al., 2013) analyzed autopsy specimens of keep reading
When I was growing up, there was a kid on the block who had one of those Magic 8 Ball toys that could tell the future. You probably know what I’m talking about. It was a black ball with a small round window in which an answer to a yes-or-no question would float into view. keep reading
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