So how do we justify the Prostate Cancer Awareness Month that just passed? With the recommendations of the USPSTF regarding the use of PSA testing, one may be led to believe that prostate cancer is something that we do not really need to worry about. But was that appropriate?
Prostate cancer remains the second leading cause of death in men... Read more
For those with prostate cancer that has metastasized (spread) to the bone (like me)... we are praying that Hormone Therapy will prolong our lives two to six years or more. It is thought that this therapy can effectively stop the cancer from getting worse and maybe even have it regress a bit. This, of course, is IF your cancer will work with the... Read more
You've established that you have a prostate issue, but what else can you do for your overall health? The initial doctors' visits, testing, diagnosis, and possible treatments are now in motion or complete, but here are some ideas to consider:
Following Up With Doctors
Now is a good time to consider following up with your... Read more
Prostatitis often occurs in young to middle-aged men, and is one of the most common causes of symptoms like burning during urination and pain in the bladder / genital area. To learn more about acute prostatitis and chronic prostatitis, check out our new section here:
Prostatitis Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
A common reason to see the urologist is for an elevated PSA, or prostate specific antigen. A man's PSA can rise for a number of reasons. Inflammation or infection of the prostate, prostatic enlargement and, of course, cancer of the prostate are the most common causes of an elevated PSA.
A recent study from Palermo Italy reviewed the... Read more