prostate cancer, bored to death, ted danson, “fiscally responsible, sexually…out of control.” Why the McHugh ” Who are you” factors are so important in your decision.

I saw a patient recently as a second opinion regarding what to do about his newly diagnosed prostate cancer. "What is most important to you?" I asked. He said, " I want my very best chance of cure regardless of the side effects. I also want to be able to do something curative if the …

Secondary pelvic cancers after radiation for prostate cancer…something to think about in the decision making process. everybody reads the permit for surgery…read it for radiation too!

In my practice the most common pelvic cancer that I see in patients treated with radiation is bladder cancer. A caveat: would these patients have gotten bladder cancer anyway?, this study looked at radiation after surgery had essentially failed to do the job, and I am not saying this is a reason not to choose …

My inklings on the inked margin

Positive surgical margins after RP do not predict prostate cancer-specific mortality By Sarah Guy 28 January 2010 J Urol 2010; Advance online publication MedWire News: The presence of positive surgical margins (PSMs) after radical prostatectomy (RP) does not indicate an increased risk for cancer-specific mortality, systemic disease progression, or overall mortality in prostate cancer patients, …

“If you remove the prostate, you’re cured. Right?”

Secondary treatment after prostate surgery linked to disease severity By Sarah Guy 13 January 2010 BJU Int 2009: 105: 28–33 MedWire News: The likelihood that prostate cancer patients who experience biochemical recurrence (BCR) after radical prostatectomy (RP) will receive salvage therapy depends on the severity of their disease, where they were treated, and when they …