All urologists want to do for prostate cancer is surgery, I mean IMRT-damned if you do damned if you don’t!

  GAO Report: Rad Oncs Thumbs Up, Urologists Thumbs DownRoxanne NelsonAug 06, 2013A new report on physician self-referral abuse in prostate cancer treatment has been met with a decidedly mixed response. Although one group has applauded the report from the Government Accounting Office (GAO), 3 urologic associations have resoundly condemned it. The report found that physicians in practices that …

Did Vince Flynn die of prostate cancer because of too little screening or too much? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?

Search this site for Otis Brawley Search this site for Mr. Prostate Search this site for USPSTF RUSH: I want to tell you where I was yesterday. I attended the funeral for the author Vince Flynn in St. Paul, Minnesota, yesterday, and it was amazing. Three thousand people at a beautiful, beautiful Catholic Church, 3,000 …

Prostate cancer rule# 5: Get a baseline line PSA before the age of 50.

Nearly Half Of All Deaths From Prostate Cancer Can Be Predicted Before Age 50 18 Apr 2013 A new design of screening could improve ratio between benefit and harms of screening Focusing prostate cancer testing on men at highest risk of developing the disease is likely to improve the ratio between benefits and the harms …

What’s the difference between a radical prostatectomy and a Greenlight Laser prostatectomy?

A lot of patients will come to my office after a positive biopsy of the prostate and after weeks of research tell me they have decided to have their prostate removed by the "laser." Well with all the stuff out there it stands to reason that things can get confusing. The only laser treatment for …

prostate cancer and “youth is wasted on the young” and a thousand words are worth a picture.

So it is the fall of 1979 and I am a junior medical student at The Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. I am to be married to my current wife in December of the same year. Because of this I had to scramble to have a place to live for the three months of …

Regarding Prostate Cancer Decision Making- Does It Matter That You Can Do Radiation After Prostatatectomy But Not Vice Versa?

I mentioned the concept in my book, I think urologists (rightfully or wrongly) use it as a reason for patients to have their prostate removed, patients often use it as a justification to have the prostate removed, it probably pisses off and frustrates the radiation therapist....and that is the concept of: If I remove the …