Jeff Jones was aware of the risks associated with high Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) levels.
In January 2015 after an annual checkup, doctors told him his PSA levels were high and encouraged further monitoring. He underwent blood work and a biopsy that revealed nothing more than what he already knew.
So when doctors suggested he receive one more biopsy after failed attempts to lower his PSA, Jones was in no rush… Read More »
Scientists have found that the precise application of laser heat can safely treat prostate cancer without causing adverse effects or changes in urinary or sexual function, an advance that may lead to a safe and feasible way to treat the disease.
The technique uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to guide the insertion of a laser fibre into cancerous tumors. When heated, the laser destroys the cancerous tissue.
A follow-up… Read More »
Did you know?
… Prostate cancer has no symptoms until the disease is advanced … If detected early, prostate cancer can be treated effectively … Over 30,000 men die of this disease each year in the U.S. … Over 2 million men in U.S. today living with prostate cancer … In 8 years, 4+ million men will be impacted as baby boomers age
If men truly understood the real danger… Read More »
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The US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) is updating its controversial guidance about prostate cancer screening, and a final research plan was published online last week.
The plan will guide a systematic review of the available evidence on prostate cancer screening. In turn, the systematic review “will form the basis of the Task Force’s updated recommendations statement on this topic,” according to the USPSTF website.
Dr. Jesse D. Sammon, a… Read More »
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Despite its common use, the PSA blood test cannot distinguish between low-grade cancer and high-grade cancer. Low-grade cancer can be monitored and does not need active treatment whereas high-grade cancer requires surgery and radiation therapy.
A new urine test that can detect genetic changes correlated with prostate cancer correctly identified cancer grade in 92% of men with elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels had high-grade cancers.
A new study, published in… Read More »
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If you can put aside male ego and take action — those failures in the bedroom or extra trips to bathroom at night might be early wakeup call that could save your life.
The inability to get and keep and erection suitable for sex* can be an early warning sign for heart disease, prostate cancer or other diseases of the prostate.
Men usually do not visit their doctor until something… Read More »
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With the large numbers of people using nontraditional therapies, even finding out what doesn’t work can be valuable.
Researchers affiliated with the Osher Center at the University of California, San Francisco, completed a study that showed that saw palmetto did not improve benign prostate hyperplasia, a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland.
Too many men pressed for time often turn to over the counter solutions instead of visiting their general… Read More »
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Chances are you have been told that prostate cancer is not a serious threat. Its the JV Team of Cancers and it is curable. That said every year 30,000 men die from metastasized prostate cancer in the United States while another 250,00O men are diagnosed. Forecasters are projecting that both the number of cases and deaths from this disease will double in the next few years. While the prospect of… Read More »
For men with localized prostate cancer who are not candidates for active surveillance alone, or who are not comfortable with this approach, there are a number of options to treat their disease. The most common treatments chosen by men in the US are surgery (nearly half of all men), followed closely by radiation treatments (about 40%).
Currently there is no reliable evidence that one of these treatments is “better”… Read More »