“Bored To Death’s” Ted Danson has Stage II prostate cancer. What does that mean?

Bored to Death Recap: The Bubble Bursts Photo: Barry Wetcher/HBO Bored to Death SEASON The Gowanas Canal Has Gonorrhea! The third episode of Bored to Death’s second season gets off to a pretty sober start, as Sexy Urologist of a Certain Age tells George that he’s STD-free (yay!), but, alas, not stage-two-prostate-cancer-free (boo!). The good doctor …

How can a PSA go up if the prostate has been removed for prostate cancer?

As a surgeon I have to often times dissuade patients from choosing surgery. You think I'm kidding don't you? Surgeons do it all the time. Radiation therapists also tell some patients that radiation may not be the best option for them. That I know is even harder to believe....just kidding. (It's a surgeon-radiation therapist thing.) Many …

what would you do if you were the urologist and your father was the patient?

Read the following comment and then my thoughts after it.  Being a doctor is a lot like a person gambling with someone else's money. Read the comment and then I'll explain.   October 08, 2010, 11:28:15 AM | Dean Hubbard My physician and urologist recommended a biopsy when my score hit a 5 at age 55. Nothing …

What should I expect after a prostate biopsy checking for prostate cancer because of an elevated PSA?

There will blood places and that is normal. Blood at the tip of your penis, blood when you urinate, blood with bowel movements, and blood in your semen if you are sexually active. Blood is expected and rarely a problem and almost always limited in duration. As a rule, don't worry about the blood. Urology tip: …

Why do men leak urine after having the prostate removed for prostate cancer?

After the prostate is removed the male depends almost exclusively on the external sphincter for the control of urine. The male's body has  to "relearn" how to control continence. How much one will leak, how long one will leak, and to  what degree one leaks, cannot be predicted. The fear of incontinence along with the fear …

What do you think is the most aggressvie treatment for prostate cancer? Why is it important in your “decision?”

    I have had an ongoing dialogue with a radiation therapist friend  of mine about " what is the most aggressive therapy for prostate cancer?" What would you say? To me the most aggressive thing would be to  remove the prostate. In the diagram above, from "The Decision", shows that if the prostate cancer …