Prostate Cancer Blog search question: PSA at 5, prostate removed thirteen years ago. What’s wrong?

 The PSA is variable when used in the diagnosis of prostate cancer. It can be low and someone have cancer, it can be high and not have cancer. It can go down with antibiotics and a person could still have cancer (this happened to me). So the use of the PSA in the diagnosis is …

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 …

common search on google that gets to prostate diaries…”sex drive after prostatectomy.”

orators become dumb... when beauty speaketh-shakesphere Okay...one more time.  sex drive is called libido and is dependent on testosterone testosterone is not affected by removing the prostate testosterone is produced by the testicles and gets into the body through the blood stream independent of the prostate potency is the ability to get an erection an …

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 …

the vicissitudes of prostate cancer, androgen deprivation – “hormone” therapy and how it relates to the locerbie bomber

If you comprehend the previous post and this one you will more fully understand the stories that will come out about the Lockerbie bomber's " missed life expectancy" prediction and some of the nuances of Androgen Deprivation Therapy. (ADT) In the ideal scenario one has his prostate cancer treated with whichever modality he chooses and the …

the key to the lockerbie bomber “missed life expectancy debacle” starts with charles b huggins-did you know that only humans and dogs get prostate cancer?

Charles B. Huggins Prostablog post on L.B. A few nuances about prostate cancer and hormone therapy. Hormone suppression does not cure prostate cancer. It will allow a person to live longer. Whether you start hormone suppression early on in the disease or later has very little affect on the ultimate life expectancy. Different prostate cancers ( …