How do prostate cancer patients choosing surveillance do?

In general after five years of pursuing surveillance most patients are still in the program without  progression. You'll see that various studies have various drop out rates, usually with no medical consequence. You'll also notice that some drop out for anxiety issues. The other most common reason for drop out would be a more unfavorable …

Obamacare and the vasectomy…Obamacare and the elderly male with prostate cancer? Reminds me of a urology joke…

A guy goes to a urologist because of difficulty with sexual function. The urologist greets him and then escorts him to a room. " My nurse will be in, in a moment." The attractive and provocatively dressed nurse enters the exam room, undresses the patient and then "does things to him." "Wow" the patient says. …

Question: Urine leaks around catheter after prostatectomy. Is this normal?

When the prostate is removed, the bladder is separated from the urethra (the tube that runs through the penis which men void through). After the prostate is out, the doctor then sews the two areas back together. It takes about 7-10 days for this to heal. A catheter is placed through the tip of the penis in …

Two things about Active Surveillance and Prostate Cancer

The two things: Most low and intermediate risk prostate cancers don't progress-Do you know what low vs. intermediate risk means? And...if they do there is "usually" no consequence to the delay in treatment One caveat..."in most cases." It takes a special mindset to choose surveillance and one must accept a small amount of risk that accompanies …

Bp oil spill, orange beach alabama, prostate cancer and the lockerbie bomber

The intrigue involved with the Lockerbie bomber has been addressed on this blog before. There are now reports that he is near death.  What I don't understand is why it was important that Gaddafi wanted him back so badly. If he is indeed dying then the doctors that made the pronouncement that his death was …

early detection for prostate cancer is all about male “awareness.” making a pledge to have a discussion-brilliant. great idea by the georgia prostate cancer coalition.

Companies, media organizations join Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition to launch pledge campaign 4. December 2010 04:54 Prostate cancer is a serious health concern in Georgia. According to the American Cancer Society, the state of Georgia ranks 11th in number of estimated deaths per capita from the disease. In an effort to raise awareness about prostate …

What is the cause of the “rectal refusal syndome” in the early detection of prostate cancer?

  Why men won't have a rectal explained with humor in a cartoon. I have personally heard these examples from patients.  What is interesting about this study is that: Older more educated men more likely to agree to get screened Younger and employed men are less likely Of the men who declined the rectal many would not …

prostate cancer, active surveillance, and “what can you live with?”

Study results showing active surveillance is a reasonable "treatment" option in certain patients. As you surf the net looking for guidance about prostate cancer, pay attention to the "source."  "Consider the source, John," my mother would say. In this article the reference is the Journal of Urology. That is as good as it gets in …