A recent update an important study analyzes whether the benefits outweigh the risks to taking finasterdie to prevent prostate cancer
A new study presented at the annual urology society meeting looked at how much cancer is really present in men with a single biopsy showing cancer. The results have important implications for men considering focal therapy.
The media is filled with responses from urologists and patients rejecting the findings and recommendations of the screening task force. An unbiased person might begin to wonder how much is being driven by business concerns rather than patient concerns. The dialogue is focusing almost exclusively on the men who MIGHT miss out on potentially curative […]
A new consent form has been created to help men and their doctor make a decision about whether to get screened for prostate cancer. Click on the following link: http://www.prostatevideos.com/prostate-health/1391-2/prostate-cancer-screening-consent/
Advertisements for herbs, vitamins and supplements frequently use the words “Clinically Relevant’. Most people assume that means good scientific studies were done but is that really true? This question is addressed in the accompanying video.
A recent research study http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/72/9/2176.abstract is suggesting that the two latest hormonal agents Abiraterone and MDV3100 may have the best effect if they are combined. Without properly designed studies, we will not know if this is true, but some doctors are likely to start using the combination when MDV3100 becomes available. There is a reason […]
A new survey of results in the U.S. looked at open vs robotic prostatectomy and found fewer short term complications with the robotic approach. These included a slightly lower risk of blood transfusions and a slightly lower risk of intra-operative complications. There is no new information about long term cancer control, impotence or incontinence rates. […]
A recent report (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.3322/caac.21142/full) summarizes the latest recommendations for people with cancer in terms of what they should eat and avoid and what kind of exercise they can do to help improve their well being. Not enough men with prostate cancer are following this advice but it is never too late to do things that […]
Warren Buffett was recently diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer at age 81 and we are being told he has decided to have external radiation therapy. Many people are questioning why someone with an average life expectancy of 7-8 years would make that decision, especially because of the usually slow progression of early stage disease. […]