the night they drove old dixie down-be sure to read my brother’s comment at the end- i didn’t know that!

Meaning of song The lyrics tell of the last days of the American Civil War and its aftermath. Confederate soldier Virgil Caine "served on the Danville train," the main supply line into the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia. General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia is holding the line at the Siege of Petersburg. …

I found it! Iceberg feinberg it’s all the same to me…could this be true for prostate cancer treatments?

The thing about this picture is that I had to pause and turn around to see it. I park in the visitors part on the third floor of this four floor deck, the top is the fourth. The first floor is for the physicians but its entrance more cumbersome to get to than the visitors and the physicians …

If I remove the prostate for prostate cancer I’m cured right? Maybe! The importance of the Partin table.

     Partin table-you must understand the significance of this to make an "informed decision" I have done a post similiar to this in the past, but the issue keeps coming up in patients I talk to and I felt it was worthwhile to revisit. As simplistic as this drawing is, it answers a question and …

What’s new about this? It’s what we’ve been doing for years.

  Prostate Cancer Goes to Washington PCF Hosts Discussion on Capitol Hill about the PSA TestA flurry of confusing research about the benefits of PSA testing has left many men and their physicians reticent to use a test that may be life-saving, says a panel of prostate cancer experts. The experts who gathered on Capitol Hill in …

How would you grade your “biopsy urologist?” Did you keep him or her or did you move on?

Show some loving to the  "biopsy urologist" post. It may behoove you. I wrote this post some time ago.  I had noticed how many times on the various prostate cancer message boards that patients got their diagnosis, made a decision and then went elsewhere.  In many of the discussions the "biopsy urologist" was never mentioned, …

something attributed to Osler and applies to prostate cancer when you have been treated-“the well wear a crown that only the sick can see.”

Something I give to all my patients who are leaning for the surgical removal of the prostate is a part of a chapter from Patrick Walsh’s book on prostate cancer. It has to do with post-prostatectomy incontinence. The beauty of the piece is that Dr. Walsh thoroughly vets the unpredictable nature of this issue. I …

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. …