The Lockerbie bomber, Gaddafi, oil, hillary and obama and what? Prostate cancer

Remember the uproar of the doctors missing the timing of the Lockerbie bomber and he  was released to Libya  to die in a predicted three months? No one at the time could figure out why such a missed diagnosis and what pressures Libya could possibly bring to bear on his captors to gain his release? Well...I …

One in six men have a vasectomy…one in six men have prostate cancer. Hmmmmmmmmm? No Needle No Scalpel vasectomy and the Madajet.

Have you heard of the "no needle-no scalpel vasectomy?" The technology for the painless part is old but its application to providing needle free anesthesia for a vasectomy is relatively new. If you are of "vasectomy age" you should inquire about it before you choose a vasectomy, particularly if you are needle phobic. Prostate cancer …

Perineural invasion found on prostate needle biopsy and significance in prostate cancer-what does it mean?

The Significance of Perineural Invasion Found on Needle Biopsy of the Prostate: Implications for Definitive Therapy Penelope has the prettiest feet in the whole wide world. If you have had a prostate biopsy and it is positive-the following parameters are what you should know and understand about "your biopsy." If you did not get it …

What is the cause of the “rectal refusal syndome” in the early detection of prostate cancer?

  Why men won't have a rectal explained with humor in a cartoon. I have personally heard these examples from patients.  What is interesting about this study is that: Older more educated men more likely to agree to get screened Younger and employed men are less likely Of the men who declined the rectal many would not …

prostate cancer, active surveillance, and “what can you live with?”

Study results showing active surveillance is a reasonable "treatment" option in certain patients. As you surf the net looking for guidance about prostate cancer, pay attention to the "source."  "Consider the source, John," my mother would say. In this article the reference is the Journal of Urology. That is as good as it gets in …

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 …

Surgery or radiation for prostate cancer?

The  following was copied from a post on the American Cancer Society's  Survivor Network. There are numerous lay members of these message boards that have  been through the process and very conscientiously help other newly diagnosed cancer patients. If you have not visited a message  board you should. You will be surprised by the candid dialogue …

Palo Alto prostate cancer buddy video….only one of the many arrows you will need for your “decision” quiver.

Palo Alto Medical Foundation Prostate Cancer Buddy Program- Watch....but watch with a "grain of salt." I have not watched this assortment of videos. Here is what I'd tell you as a patient and as a urologist about this if you choose to watch. People in general and patients in general tend to "romance" their treatment choice, …