The Important Doctor You Never See
There is a doctor whose work is very important to your health. Her decisions may be the difference between life and death for you. Her decisions may determine if you undergo surgery. Her decisions may determine what drugs you receive. … Read More
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Some Really Good News About Prostate Cancer
One in nine men will develop prostate cancer during their lifetimes. Most will die of something else. Fewer than 20% will develop the aggressive form of the cancer which is most likely to spread and to kill the patient. Until … Read More
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Prostate Cancer News.
The New England Journal of Medicine just published the results of a 30 year study from Scandinavia of the effect of radical prostate surgery on the risk of death from prostate cancer. The study sample was 695 men, all of … Read More
Genomic Testing in Prostate Cancer
There were approximately 165,000 new prostate cancers diagnosed last year in the United States. During the same time period, there were 29,000 deaths from prostate cancer. The deaths were almost entirely due to highly aggressive forms of the disease. Most … Read More
The Doctor Will Negotiate With You Now.
Not all prostate cancers are created equal. Some are high-grade and life-threatening. These tumors need to be addressed promptly and aggressively. Many prostate cancer tumors, however, are slow growing and may never need to be actively treated. For these low-grade … Read More
A Helpful Prostate Cancer Finding
In past posts, I have discussed the overtreatment of low grade prostate cancers and the risks such treatment creates for patients. There is great societal pressure to treat any cancer, even a low grade prostate cancer which is unlikely to … Read More
Prostate Cancer Testing Getting Better
If have been reading our blog, you know that my partner, like many medical professionals, does not believe prostate cancer testing is worthwhile. That’s because most prostate tumors grow so slowly that a person is most likely to die from other causes after a prostate cancer diagnosis … Read More