Measuring the Effectiveness of Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer


How do Doctors Measure the Effectiveness of Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer? After radiation therapy for prostate cancer patients may be wondering how well it worked. Dr. Lanceford Chong offers some insight on how doctors measure these outcomes. Post-radiation followup is a series of procedures used to help doctors determine how well your treatment worked. […]

When should a man begin prostate cancer screening?

Recurrence After Prostate Cancer Surgery

When should I be screened? Prostate cancer is the number two cancer killer in America. Thankfully, we have reduced the mortality rate by 48% in the last 20 years. This reduction is due mostly to improvements in our ability to diagnose the disease. Prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, tests were first used in the nineties. Digital […]

Using the PSA Test to Diagnose Prostate Cancer


How is the PSA test used to diagnose prostate cancer? Prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, is a protein produced in the prostate gland. The PSA test is used to measure the amount of that protein in a man’s blood. PSA levels in men with prostate cancer are generally high. Doctors use this test along with other […]

How Doctors Determine Prostate Cancer Risk and Select Treatment

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What factors do doctors use when determining prostate cancer risk and treatment options? Doctors examine a wide range of factors when determining prostate cancer risk. These include consulting┬áNational Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines, the cancer’s determined Gleason score, X-ray imaging and the initial staging of the disease. From there, doctors determine the risk of the cancer’s […]

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