Category Archives: Prostate Cancer

‘End of Controversy’: Robotic Prostatectomy Is Winner

A new national database study shows that the high-tech approach improves oncologic outcomes; this prompted a grand declaration from an expert. Source: ‘End of Controversy’: Robotic Prostatectomy Is Winner “Robotic prostatectomy has superior or at least equal oncologic efficacy and … Continue reading

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Prostate Cancer Risk Lower in Men Who Ejaculate More – Renal and Urology News

The protective effect of frequent intercourse is strongest for low-risk prostate cancer. An ejaculation frequency of 21 or more times per month at age 20–29 years and 40–49 years is associated with a significant 19% and 22% decreased risk of … Continue reading

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Simpler Prostate Cancer Grading System Proposed

Tumors fall into 1 of 5 grade groups based on what pathologic findings indicate about prognosis. Source: Simpler Prostate Cancer Grading System Proposed I have been counseling men with prostate cancer on their treatment options for many years.  One of … Continue reading

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Surgery improves survival rates for men with prostate cancer if radiation treatments fail

Approximately 14 percent of men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lifetimes, according to the National Institutes of Health. Radiation therapy traditionally has been a primary treatment for the cancer, but one-fourth of men have … Continue reading

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Sexual function after prostate removal

I am frequently asked about the changes to fluid that comes out of the penis during sexual activity and about the ability to have children. Many years ago I described the changes for men to expect after prostatectomy for cancer. … Continue reading

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Surgery Offers Prostate Cancer Patients Better Survival Odds

Prostate cancer patients with clinically localized tumors are more likely to die if they undergo radiotherapy rather than radical prostatectomy. Radiotherapy for clinically-localized prostate cancer (PCa) is associated with an increased risk of overall and PCa-specific mortality compared with radical … Continue reading

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