Prostate cancer 101-A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

Why is it that 30,ooo or so men die of prostate cancer die yearly in the U.S.? Could it be that men are lulled to sleep by generalizations about the prostate and then apply them “specifically” to themselves? Yes some prostate cancers are slow growing…but not all are. Yes some people die with their prostate…

Prostate cancer decision time-what is most important to you?

You’d think when it comes to cancer that cure is the only issue. Wrong. Think of the female and breast cancer. They too have to consider options that weigh cure vs. the effect of treatment on their body. In the male the issue is quality of life and specifically: Continence-regardless of your treatment course there…

Prostate cancer and voiding symptoms.

Myth #1 “I couldn’t have prostate cancer because I don’t have any problem urinating.” The most common cause of a slow stream or trouble voiding in men is an enlarged (benign) prostate not prostate cancer. If a man has problems urinating because of prostate cancer it is usually an advanced stage of prostate cancer. As…

Biopsy Report Scenarios-Prostate Cancer

Not all prostate cancers are created equal. When you get your report back from the urologist (and yes it is okay to ask for a copy of it so you can study the specifics), you need to note the number of cores positive and the Gleason’s score. Low volume – low Gleason’s score…good. High volume…