Multiparametric MRI of the prostate is once again in the news – the urological news, that is. A research group at Yale University School of Medicine[i] wondered, “If a man has a multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) of the prostate and it doesn’t show significant prostate cancer (PCa), what are the chances that it’s wrong?” This is keep reading
Medical language is filled with technical terms that are virtually incomprehensible for many patients because in many cases they have Latin or Greek roots. Even when doctors are speaking English, however, they aren’t all using the same terms for the same thing. Take, for example, the expression Active Surveillance (AS). AS is often understood by keep reading
In 1576, British author George Pettie penned, “So long as I know it not, it hurteth me not.” In other words, what I don’t know won’t hurt me – an idea that clearly has been around for at least 500 years. When it comes to genetics, however, what you don’t know can sometimes kill you. keep reading
Word has gotten out to prostate cancer patients about MRI-guided focal treatments. It all started with prostate biopsies. Patients have learned that traditional 12-core biopsies guided by transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) are basically blind and random because ultrasound can’t detect or show the actual tumors. Demand for in-bore MRI guided targeted biopsies began to increase because keep reading
Men need testosterone, but prostate cancer does not. While there is new evidence that use of testosterone replacement therapy does not lead to prostate cancer, once prostate cancer has occurred, it appears to be fueled by testosterone. This is particularly bad news if prostate cancer has penetrated the edges of the gland capsule and begun keep reading
What do you know about the effects of alcohol consumption on your body? Everyone knows that alcohol abuse (heavy drinking) will eventually cause liver damage. But wait, there’s more. Those with a high level of consumption are putting other organs on the line: Brain – alcohol impairs clear thinking and coordination because it muddles the keep reading
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
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