by Jay Motola
Tuesday, December 21 2010
After a patient has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, and treatment options are discussed, some of the most common concerns of the patient pertain to the side effects or potential complications of the treatments. Patients want to know what bearing the treatments that are commonly used will affect their life as the patient presently knows... Read more
Prostate cancer is a hormonally responsive cancer. In 1966, Charles Huggins was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for work that began in the 1940’s with his colleague CV Hodges. Their work was able to establish that if androgens (testosterone) were eliminated in patients with prostate cancer, the cancer cells... Read more
Medical therapy to induce a castration is generally intended for use in patients who have advanced disease not curable by surgery, radiation therapy, or cryotherapy. Over the last decade however, there has been more widespread use of these treatments in patients who do not have advanced disease but are not candidates for curative therapy for... Read more
So now that you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer what’s next? Obviously you have met with your Urologist who has informed you of this diagnosis, however do you have enough information to proceed with treatment.
There are numerous things that the patient needs to be made aware of. A thorough awareness of your disease... Read more
Prostate cryotherapy (Cryosurgery or Cryoablation) is a technology that freezes the prostate to destroy cancerous tissue. This technique is an outpatient minimally invasive procedure that involves placing a series of needs into the prostate while utilizing ultrasound guidance. Argon gas is then passed through the needles and the gland is... Read more