What to Expect after a Prostate Cancer Biopsy?

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What happens after a prostate cancer biopsy? A prostate cancer biopsy uses ultrasound imaging to guide several small needles through the rectum wall into areas of the prostate. These needles extract tissue samples to test for cancerous cells. What happens next? Dr. Richard Bevan-Thomas goes over what happens after a prostate cancer biopsy in this […]

Treatments to Help Achieve Erections after Prostate Surgery

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What types of treatments are there to help achieve erections after prostate surgery? There are a number of treatments available to help men with erectile dysfunction. Several different drugs are currently on the market that help maintain an erection. Cialis and Viagra are among those most commonly used. Penile pumps are another tool that can […]

Preparing for Your Prostate Cancer Doctor’s Visit

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How should I prepare for a prostate cancer doctor’s visit? Joel Nowak is a three time cancer survivor. He has had prostate cancer twice. In this video offers some advice on how to prepare for a prostate cancer doctor’s visit. He always recommends patients bring someone with them. Patients may hear their doctor differently from […]

Measuring the Effectiveness of Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

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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. […]

How Does Prostate Cancer Hormone Therapy Work?

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What is prostate cancer hormone therapy and how does it work? Prostate cancer hormone therapy is used quite often when treating prostate cancer patients. This therapy does not involve the patient actually receiving hormones. Rather, doctors try to suppress the hormone testosterone. Dr. Richard Bevan-Thomas tells us that prostate cancer cells actually use testosterone for […]

Benefits of Robotic Surgery and Open Surgery for Prostate Cancer

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A closer look at the benefits of robotic and open surgery. Robotic surgery and open surgery each offer several benefits for prostate cancer treatments. Robotic surgery surgery and open surgery¬†¬†several benefits including less blood loss and a shorter hospital stay. “Typically, in robotic surgery, the blood loss is from 150 to 200 cc and in […]

Risks Associated with Bone Health during Prostate Cancer Treatment

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What are the risks associated with bone health during prostate cancer treatment? Are you taking care of your bones during your prostate cancer treatment? You probably should be. Men tend to lose bone density during hormone deprivation treatment. The loss can cause a number of issues. Jennifer Wilson, PA-C, discusses the risks associated with bone […]

Improving Bone Density During Prostate Cancer Treatment

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What are some benefits of taking medications to improve bone density during prostate cancer treatment? Bone density loss is common for men who are undergoing prostate cancer treatment. There are several things men can do to help improve their density including changing their lifestyle and taking medications. Physician’s Assistant Jennifer Wilson discusses the benefit of […]

How to Increase Bone Mass in Patients with Prostate Cancer

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Can you increase bone mass in patients with prostate cancer? Androgen-Deprivation treatment can increase a man’s risk for developing bone loss. Several hormones protect bones from losing density and testosterone is one of theses. Androgen-Deprivation treatment causes testosterone levels to go down and bone loss starts to occur at an increasing rate. There are some […]

Some Short and Long-Term Complications from Prostatectomy

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What are the short and long-term complications from prostatectomy? Are you going to have a prostatectomy? Do you know about the short and long-term complications? These procedures are necessary, but there are some things you need to know about life after treatment. There are several types of complications that tend to follow this surgery. Doctor […]


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