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The surgical treatment for prostate cancer is commonly referred to as a radical or total prostatectomy, which is the removal of the entire prostate...
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Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy in American men and the second leading cause of deaths from cancer, after lung cancer. The estimated...
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No specific measures are known to prevent the development of prostate cancer. At present, therefore, we can hope only to prevent progression of the...
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The goal of radiotherapy is to damage the cancer cells and stop their growth or kill them. This works because the rapidly dividing (reproducing)...
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... Traditionally, it was felt that testosterone (T) replacement in men who had low T (called "hypogonadism") would increase the risk...
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... A TURP stands for transurethral resection of the prostate. It is a procedure done through the penis/urethra where the urologist uses an...
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Prostate cancer is marked by abnormal growth of cells in the prostate. It is the most common form of cancer in American men (after skin cancer) and...
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...As far as when the cancer is gone, it may take 18-24 months for the radiation to clear the cancer from your prostate gland. The PSA should go down...
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... You could do intermittent hormonal therapy (IHT) and hold off on further hormones until your PSA goes higher and then plan to just take 6-9...
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... Good-news-bad-news. The LHRH agonist (Lupron is one brand) is critical to the success of prostate cancer treatment for many men and sounds like...
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Prostate cancer screening is controversial. Some doctors and organizations recommend regular screening while others don't. The American Cancer...
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In 2008, researchers from Duke, M.D. Anderson, UNC, U. Michigan, and NCI published their findings on the use of flaxseed supplementation as a...
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Brachytherapy is a form of radiation therapy used to treat prostate cancer. During the procedure, radioactive seeds are implanted into the prostate...
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This is a great question. Luckily, Medicare provides a great web site for folks to check out what’s covered and what isn't covered in its list of...
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Cancer cells are exquisitely sensitive, and in fact stimulated to grow by testosterone. So before a man is put on testosterone therapy, it’s...
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