Choosing the Right Prostate Cancer Treatment

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What’s the Right Prostate Cancer Treatment for Me? There are many things to consider when trying to choose the prostate cancer treatment that is right for you. Most men diagnosed with prostate cancer haven’t had the disease spread beyond the gland and may be classified as low risk. Others may have more advanced stages of […]

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. […]

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 […]

What Does My PSA Score Mean?


How doctors use the PSA score to assess risk and prescribe treatment. How does your PSA score affect your treatment path? Receiving the results can be confusing. The test does not check for cancer, but the levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in the blood. Higher levels of this protein indicate a higher likelihood of prostate […]

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 […]

I Have an Elevated PSA, What Next?

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What’s next after receiving an elevated PSA result? The PSA test measures the blood level of Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA), a protein that is produced by the prostate gland. The higher a man’s PSA level, the more likely it is that he has prostate cancer. There are other reasons for having an elevated PSA level, and […]

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 […]

Taking Responsibility as a Prostate Cancer Patient

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What type of responsibility does a prostate cancer patient have? Joel Nowak learned about his responsibility as a prostate cancer patient the hard way. After his prostate cancer surgery Joel’s urologist was running his PSA tests to keep tabs on the cancer. Once he stopped seeing his urologist he believed his rheumatologist was running them. […]

The Oncotype DX Test


What is the Oncotype DX test? The Oncotype DX test is relatively new in the fight against cancer. It is a genetic test which looks at the tumor biology of your prostate cancer biopsy tissue. Doctors use this test with a patient’s PSA score and clinical stage to more accurately determine the aggressiveness of your […]

One Couple’s Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Story


What is it like to receive a prostate cancer diagnosis? Gary Johnson hadn’t seen a doctor for a couple years before his diagnosis. The company he worked for had sold and he lacked solid health benefits. His wife, Marlys, set an appointment for a physical and Gary’s doctor delivered some bad news. His PSA score […]

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