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10/12/2016

Why Did I Get Prostate Cancer? It Begins With Inflammation

Believe it or not, there once was a time when the Grand Canyon was just a ditch. Before that, it was a rough patch in the desert with a..Read More

10/12/2016

Which Procedure is Better – Robotic or Open Prostatectomy?

“Robot vs. Human Prostatectomy: It’s a Tie, At Least So Far.” “Robots as Good as Human Surgeons, Study Finds.” Headlines can be deceptive and not very helpful if you’re trying to..Read More

10/12/2016

What Stage is My Prostate Cancer?

When doctors talk about prostate cancer, they use something called the TNM system.  The “T” tells you the local extent of the tumor – how big it seems to..Read More

10/12/2016

Treatment for Prostate Cancer: External-Beam Radiation Therapy

If you have localized prostate cancer that needs curative treatment, you have two good options:  Radiation and surgery.  (You can read more about surgery here.)  More than 60,000 American..Read More

10/12/2016

How to Find an Expert Radiation Oncologist

Medical care is uneven.  Even if hospitals offer the same treatment, by no means does this mean that this treatment is interchangeable.  Do yourself a huge favor and do..Read More

10/12/2016

On the Horizon: Radiation Plus Immunotherapy

The body’s immune system has incredible power.  When it turns on something it recognizes as an enemy, its effects can be brutal; just ask anyone suffering from an autoimmune..Read More

10/12/2016

Interview With An Expert: Why the Biopsy Is Not Perfect

Your prostate feels like a pincushion, and you’ve been waiting for the biopsy results. They’re finally here. Now what? That’s a good question. You might think that the diagnosis..Read More

10/12/2016

Biopsy: What the Diagnosis Means

The pathologist has just looked under the microscope at 12 tissue samples from your prostate.  What’s in there?  First, there are normal cells.  Pathologists can tell that they’re normal,..Read More

10/12/2016

On the Horizon: More Accurate Biopsy

First, for the future, we have something we’ve never had in the past: excellent imaging of the prostate. Thanks to multi-parametric MRI, doctors have an unprecedented look inside this difficult-to-access gland...Read More

10/12/2016

Treatment for Prostate Cancer: Surgery

The operation to remove the prostate, called a radical prostatectomy, is one of the most difficult surgical procedures there is. There are several reasons for this:  One is simply..Read More