Sperling Prostate Center

Month: November 2021

Can PET/MRI for Breast Cancer Show the Way to Eliminate Prostate Biopsies?

Pet Scan Technique Provides Best Prostate Cancer Metastasis Information - Sperling Prostate Center
Advances in medicine sometimes involve hybrid technologies, often with stunning results. Just as hybrid cars produce vehicles that offer the best of two worlds in one, integrating two different medical imaging technologies can accomplish the same goal. PET and MRI scans Combining Positron Emitting Tomography (PET) scanning with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) boosts the accuracy keep reading

A Better PSA Calculation

PSA test and prostate cancer
Getting an annual PSA blood test to screen for prostate cancer (PCa) has been likened to playing Russian roulette. You hope to dodge the you’ve-got-prostate-cancer bullet. So far, the search for a 100% accurate liquid biopsy via blood draw or urine test has been as unsuccessful as the hunt for a better mousetrap. keep reading

Don’t Overlook the Kind of Prostate Cancer that Can Kill You

Don’t Overlook the Kind of Prostate Cancer that Can Kill You
Over 1,200,000 men around the globe are diagnosed with prostate cancer (PCa) every year. They don’t all have the same disease, however. There are numerous cell lines with varying characteristics: “The disease is very heterogeneous in terms of grade, genetics, ploidy, and oncogene/tumor suppressor gene expression, and its biological, hormonal, and molecular characteristics are extremely keep reading

The Five Problems with TRUS Biopsy

An Important Update on the Rise in Post-Biopsy Infections
Up till now, prostate cancer has been the only tumor cancer diagnosed by random luck. That’s right, random luck. The most common type of prostate biopsy is guided by transrectal ultrasound, or TRUS. It is considered the “gold standard” for prostate biopsy because it’s most widely used by urologists... keep reading

What Do We Know About Testosterone After 40 Years?

Once a dominant narrative has been established, it can be exceedingly difficult to return to an objective stance where the evidence again becomes paramount.[i] According to Dr. Abraham Morgantaler, the author of the above quote, for men with low testosterone blood levels (testosterone deficiency or TD), testosterone therapy is “simply good medicine.” Morgentaler is well keep reading
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