Sperling Prostate Center

Month: June 2016

Does Money Buy Life?

Everyone knows that money doesn’t buy happiness. But can it buy life? A new study out of the University of Washington Medical Center suggests that prostate cancer patients in extreme financial distress are more likely to die than those who are not. This doesn’t mean that having money can buy life, but hardship is a keep reading

TRUS Biopsy: The Human Pincushion

It wasn’t so long ago when the standard transrectal ultrasound-guided (TRUS) biopsy involved only six needles. It was called a sextant biopsy based on the Latin word sextans, meaning “a sixth.” As time would prove, it missed more than 40% of prostate tumors because it was essentially blind and random. To correct the problem, the keep reading

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