For humor to be effective there must be an element of truth. That the family guy “prostate” episodes are funny shows that men in general would rather not have the prostate exam. This “rectal refusal syndrom” plays a role in delaying the diagnosis of prostate cancer.

Family guy sues doctor for rectal exam. Violated!  The reason the above resonates as funny is that many men really feel  this way about a doctor doing  the prostate exam. This in turn leads to attempts at early detection being thwarted.  You hear about a famous person being " stricken" with terminal prostate cancer almost …

nano nano-mork and mindy, prostate cancer and new treatments- insider tip: when it comes to new procedures, in general you don’t want to be “the first one.”

The Nanoknife procedure PDF's about the machine and company Nanoknife on dogs....hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm The following article is from my home town here in Georgia. I bet fifty patients asked me about the procedure over the last few weeks. It was also in an article in the Atlanta Constitution. I had a doctor ask me about it …

ADT, LHRH agonists,Lockerbie bomber,ProstaScint,Hormone refractory prostate cancer,and…questions from Janice

July 22, 2010  Dear Dr. McHugh – Your primer is very interesting, but after reading it, I have a few general questions. First if all, if a patient has a rising PSA after his initial treatment, how far do you let the PSA rise before initiating more treatments, and are the additional treatments always the …

How is it that one of the most healthy men in the world dies of prostate cancer at 62 only five years after diagnosis?

Andy Ripley: Rugby union international who later became a champion rower and successful businessman By Gavin Evans Saturday, 19 June 2010 Andy Ripley, who died on Thursday at the age of 62 after a five-year battle with prostate cancer, was renowned as a rampaging No 8 for the England rugby union side, but he was …

Ten reasons why I should be on The Colbert Report regarding “The Decision” and prostate cancer

10 reasons why I should be a guest on the author segment of The Colbert Report #10---I can pronounce it the right way…kolbear Rappor #9----I am an author and have a book to discuss and my book is number one on Amazon....(if you search urology/medical book/prostate cancer/the decision/mchugh/ and the color of my hair, birthdate, …

watch out dr oz and live rectal exams…live prostate biopsies on patients doing impersonations. Which do you like the best? Please comment.

A couple of days ago, on a most interesting patient, I performed a prostate biopsy. As we got started it came up that he enjoyed doing impersonations, " I particularly like doing Australians," he said. As I was performing the prostate block and with the patient now on his left side I say," Do some …

prostate cancer and the history of the “finger”…ps- that’s not the one we use to do the prostate exam

a urologist examines the prostate of a patient and tells him that it is normal. the patient says, " I want a second opinion." the urologist then re-examines the man's prostate with two fingers. " Well there's your second opinion. It's still normal." Be careful what you ask for! Ignorance is bliss and ignorance kills. …

regarding prostate cancer…this is poignant– as my mother would say, ” john, a word to the wise is sufficient”

  For something like this to happen to someone you love and depend on, when it possibly could have been prevented or detected much earlier, I think we would all agree would be tragic. What a beautiful and unselfish person he must be. My ancestry is from Ireland you know.    Love your prostate website  …