Reviews and ratings are very important in today’s world. Look at the internet. Whether it’s Yelp, Amazon, Ebay, Angie’s List or hundreds more, the number of stars or thumbs up are not as influential as the qualitative comments left by consumers. In similar fashion, radical prostatectomy is still upheld as the “gold standard” (click for keep reading
Men who enjoy coffee now have reason to say “che meraviglio!” or “how wonderful!” A new study by a multi-institutional group of Italian researchers found that men who savor more than 3 cups of Italian-style coffee daily had a 53% lower chance of developing prostate cancer (PCa). While that may strike the faint of heart keep reading
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
When a hive of honeybees becomes overpopulated, about half the bees leave the hive in a swarm to colonize a new site. There could be hundreds of bees in the swarm, and once the swarm is gathered in an intermediate place, a subgroup of scouts break away to explore and find several potential new sites keep reading
Active Surveillance (AS) has gained considerable ground as a means to hold off on aggressive treatment for prostate cancer (PCa). AS is like a balancing act aimed at maintaining current quality of life without missing a window for cure. For low-risk PCa patients who want to avoid the risks and complications of radical prostatectomy or keep reading
Prostate cancer is considered highly curable when it is detected early! This is also when a patient has the most treatment choices, including Active Surveillance and focal therapy with minimal side effects. No symptoms in early stages The problem is, early stage prostate cancer is a silent lurker with no symptoms. However, a growing tumor keep reading
Did you ever read the name of a book or movie and think, “Wow, I wish I had thought of that title!”? I just read a poster presentation abstract from this year’s American Urological Association meeting (Boston, May 12-16, 2017). If the title weren’t already taken, it’s so good I might have used it for keep reading
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