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Should Men Take Finasteride to Prevent Prostate Cancer

A recent update an important study analyzes whether the benefits outweigh the risks to taking finasterdie to prevent prostate cancer

Seed Implantation + External Radiation: Do Patients Really Benefit?

A large study recently reported long term results with ProstRcision, which is a combination of external radiation and seed implantation. The authors make claims about its superior results, but the entire study is misleading and provides no information about side effects or survival. Furthermore, the authors claim in their advertising that the results are better […]

Do Calcium and Vitamin D Prevent Osteoporosis in Men on Hormone Therapy?

Men on hormone therapy are routinely advised to take Calcium and Vitamin D to prevent osteoporosis and fractures. But, do they actually work? Has the benefit really been proven? This video reviews the published studies and gives you advice on what to do. It also discusses a new treatment approved for this purpose.

Is Salvage Cryotherapy Effective for Recurrent Prostate Cancer?

There is little evidence that any particular treatment will cure recurrent prostate cancer in men who have disease present after external radiation or previous cryotherapy. A recent study in over 300 men reported on their results with cryotherapy and the findings and its significance is discussed in the video

Should Men Take Selenium to Prevent Prostate Cancer

A recent study suggests that selenium intake can reduce the risk of prostate cancer. The video discusses the study and provides men with the best approach.

Intermittent Hormone Therapy Fails the Test

A very important randomized study is being presented at the ASCO meeting and appears to show that intermittent hormone therapy results in a worse survival in men with metastatic prostate cancer compared to men on continuous therapy. This is consistent with another study done in Europe and it is important for many reasons, most importantly […]

The Mental Health Side of PSA Screening

The articles just keep coming on this controversial topic and a must read for all those who either want to deny the truth of the findings regarding screening studies or emotionally want to believe that not screening is dangerous, please take a look at this CNN Article written by a psychologist. Maybe it will help […]

Why People Choose Anecdotal Stories Over Science

An interesting story in Time looks at the psychology behind the reasons people ignore science in favor of anecdotal stories regarding medical decisions. Please see http://healthland.time.com/2012/05/25/why-people-cling-to-cancer-screening-and-other-questionable-medical-interventions-even-when-they-cause-harm/

Important Information for Men Considering Active Surveillance or Focal Therapy

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 Screening Debate: Ignoring the Science

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 […]