When it comes to vasectomies...men don't quite understand what the procedure does or what it doesn't do. A primer podcast. http://prostatediaries.podbean.com/mf/web/x6dh8k/chapter56mp3.mp3
Prostate cancer second opinion with another urologist? Yes-A good idea.
Second opinions may limit not eliminate poor decision making.
An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason. ~Publilius Syrus
In my book I mention that a second opinion is a good idea once the urologist tells you that you have prostate cancer. I add that it is probably best to get a second opinion with a radiation therapist, i.e you already have spoken with a urologist.
Well…one of the things that happens now on a routine basis is that folks present to my office for a second opinion about what to do about their newly diagnosed prostate cancer. What happens is the patient searches for information about prostate cancer and invariably they find my book on Amazon or by virtue of Prostate Diaries (which surprisingly has a very large internet footprint)and then make an appointment for the second opinion. I have seen folks from all over and it has been very rewarding. It is…
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A dour disposition is repulsive to the well and sick alike.
If you can't add to the party...don't take from it.
Northeast Georgia Urologist is “Gettin Nuttin for Christmas.”
"Nuttin for Christmas" performed by Dr. John McHugh. How did I do it? Recorded to Karaoke in normal voice and then increased the pitch. This opens up a whole new ballgame my friend! Watch out Chipmunks! "Nuttin’ for Christmas" (also known as Nothing for Christmas) is a novelty Christmas song written by Sid Tepper and …
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Is the Madajet injector better than using a needle in No Scalpel vasectomies?
There are several reasons why not all urologists use the Madajet "No Needle Vasectomy" technique. They weren't "trained to do this technique as a resident." The system is an expense They feel it is all hype and adds no benefit to the procedure or the patient There is a learning curve they don't want to go …
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Northeast Georgia Urology Group in Gainesville Offers Out Patient GreenLight Laser Surgery for Prostate Enlargement
Visit Dr. McHugh's dedicated website about the GreenLight Laser-Gagreenlightlaser.com When I began my urological practice in Gainesville, Georgia 27 years ago the standard surgical procedure for the prostate was a T.U.R.P. (Some patients refer to the procedure as having a "roto rooter.") This procedure at that time took about an hour, and most patients were admitted to the …
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Radiation after surgery but no surgery after radiation for prostate cancer….legitimate argument for surgery first?
It is a point to consider but not a deal maker.You need to know the nuances of this particular point in making your decision. Ask the radiation therapist if it is a big deal in the decision.
Radiation for prostate cancer causes bladder cancer?
The above picture is the before and after of the treatment of a low grade bladder cancer. The bladder is commonly in the path of the radiation and radiation cystitis occurs commonly. There is a small incidence of bladder cancer after radiation of the prostate, but it occurs and should be part of the decision …
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Incontinence after prostate cancer treatment-Is the open method better than the robotic?
So I had my prostate remove for prostate cancer in 2007. And I have in one of my bathroom drawers ticket stubs from the the Braves World Series Games from back in 1991. (Man what a year for Atlanta-I went to every Atlanta home game and dammit we should have won it....Remember Terry Pendleton and …
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Prostate cancer book review on Amazon.com-The Decision
The following comment on Amazon regarding "The Decision: Your prostate biopsy shows cancer. Now what?" makes a good point. That is that no matter how many forms of therapy for prostate cancer there are...the decision tree is the same. One must "know thy self" in order to make the right decision about one's prostate cancer. …
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