Clinical and Pathological Staging for Prostate Cancer: What’s the Difference?


What is the difference between clinical and pathological staging for prostate cancer? It is important for cancer patients to be familiar with the staging process and terminology. Many patients get confused when first learning about staging and staging terms. Dr. Richard Bevan-Thomas provides a thorough explanation of it all in the video below. A lot […]

Treatment Options for Stage III Prostate Cancer


What are the options for Stage 3 prostate cancer? A diagnosis of Stage 3 prostate cancer means the cancer is present outside the prostate gland. Advanced imaging techniques are generally needed to make the diagnosis. Once diagnosed, there are several different treatment options available for patients. Dr. Howard Tay is a Urologist with experience in […]

Who is a Candidate for Cryoablation for Prostate Cancer

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The process of cryoablation for prostate cancer explained. One of the many treatment options for prostate cancer is called “cryoablation.” Cryoablation for prostate cancer involves the controlled freezing of the prostate gland in order to destroy cancerous cells. This treatment does not discriminate from cancerous from non-cancerous cells. Healthy tissue will be destroyed as well. […]

What Makes a Good Candidate for Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer?


Cases where active surveillance is a treatment option for prostate cancer. Some cancers are aggressive, and some are not. Men who have aggressive cancers generally need to have treatment right away. Those with less aggressive types may be good candidates for active surveillance. Some men never need treatment. Dr. Richard Bevan-Thomas discusses what is involved […]

Is Cryoablation for Prostate Cancer Right for Me?

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What is Cryoablation for Prostate Cancer? Each cancer is unique, so cancer treatment needs to be personalized. Dr. Richard Bevan-Thomas discusses why doctors use cryoablation for prostate cancer. Cryoablation refers to the process of using a tiny needle to freeze and kill tissue. Doctors use this process to remove tumors and surrounding tissue. Cryoablation is […]

Is Active Surveillance Right for You?

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Is active treatment a good treatment option for some men with prostate cancer? Patients electing active surveillance for prostate cancer has become commonplace in the United States in recent years. Recent advances in technology have made what used to be an option for older men available for men of all ages who’s prostate cancer has […]

Alternatives to Prostate Biopsy


Are there any alternatives to prostate biopsy? Doctors have long relied upon biopsies to determine a cancer diagnosis. These procedures can be dangerous and have been fatal. Dr. Mark Scholz says new imaging studies, MRI and ultrasound, can eliminate the need for biopsies. These procedures have proven to be very accurate and are completely safe. […]

Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery from Start to Finish


How does a doctor perform robotic prostate cancer surgery? Patients who are a candidate to undergo robotic prostate cancer surgery may want to know a little more about what the procedure entails. Dr. David Albala goes over the different steps of a typical robotic surgery procedure and sheds some light on the process in this […]

Erectile Dysfunction and Penile Prostheses Options


Penile prostheses come in a variety of devices. Dr. Stephen Williams describes a few of these options which include a malleable prosthesis the patient is able to control without the use of a pump to bring their penis up for an erection or down. Another option is a two-piece inflatable device. Ambicor is the most […]

Factors to Consider when Making Prostate Cancer Treatment Decisions


What are some things you should consider when planning your prostate cancer treatment path? Planning your prostate cancer treatment path can be difficult. Joel Nowak was diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer twelve years ago. He tells fellow cancer patients to be cautious when looking at survival and recurrence statistics. “There is only one statistic that […]

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