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Back to Basics: Prostate Cancer and Treatment Options

8 April 2011

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, with lung cancer being number one. About 1 in every 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, and over 27,000 men die from it yearly. However, thanks to patient education and awareness, advancements in treatment options, and regular […]

New Study Calls into Question the Benefits of Prostate Cancer Screening

4 April 2011

A new study, performed in Sweden and published in the British Medical Journal, has called into question whether doctors should be regularly screening men for prostate cancer.  According to the study there is no long-term survivability benefit gained when comparing a group of men who received screening to a control group that did not.  This […]

The Technology Behind Cancer Treatment is Always Advancing

30 March 2011

Back in November of last year I discussed a new technology on one of my Fox News segments called “Liquid Biopsy”.  Through the use of microscopic silicon fibers coated in antibodies this technology allows us to filter a person’s blood to discover cancer cells circulating within their body.  As many readers may know, after cancer […]

Robotic Surgery after Radiation Therapy – It is Possible

21 March 2011

Two weeks ago I wrote a post about a common misconception that many men have regarding obesity and the ability to have prostate cancer surgery.  Hopefully the information contained in that post was able to put some minds at ease.  I know there’s another segment of the population though who are also concerned about whether […]

Advancements in Prostate Cancer Treatment Technology are Worth the Cost

18 March 2011

A new study released this week in the Journal of Clinical Oncology calls into question the rapid adoption of new technologies being used to treat prostate cancer.  The study states that these newer technologies, of which robotic prostatectomy is included, have not been proven to add a level of benefit equal to the increase in […]

CDC Reports a 19% Increase in Cancer Survival Rates from 2001-2007

11 March 2011

The CDC has released a new report stating that between 2001 and 2007 there has been a 19% increase in the number of cancer survivors.  This amounts to 11.7 million people, and is wonderful news for those of us who devote our time to treating and educating about disease. The reason for this increase is […]

Being Overweight Does Not Exclude You from Surgical Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer

7 March 2011

Studies show that obese men have a higher risk of developing aggressive forms of prostate cancer than men of a healthy weight.  They also show that obese men are twice as likely to die from prostate cancer when compared to men of a healthy weight.  This is startling information for many men which can undoubtedly […]

The Link Between PSA Velocity and Aggressive Prostate Cancer

2 March 2011

A recent study has found that rapidly increasing PSA levels, or PSA velocity, are not an effective method for determining whether a patient has an aggressive life-threatening form of prostate cancer or a slower developing form of the disease. I mentioned PSA levels last week when discussing the supposed benefits of pomegranate extract in slowing […]

International Robotic Prostatectomy Symposium – 2011

28 February 2011

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of taking part in the very first International Robotic Prostatectomy Symposium in Miami, Florida as co-director of the event along with Dr. Sanjay Razdan and Dr. Raju Thomas.  The purpose of this 2-day symposium was to share information with patients as well as with other doctors on the […]

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