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Diagnostic Tests for Prostate Cancer

From prostate biopsy to molecular testing for biomarkers, here's all the tests your doctor might use to diagnose advanced prostate cancer.

By Eileen Bailey

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Let’s Talk About Treatments and Medications for Prostate Cancer

The "C" word can be scary, but with early detection and treatment the vast majority of men who get prostate cancer survive.

By Matt McMillen
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What to Know About Flomax Side Effects

Dear Dr. Motola,** I have been taking Flowmax and it has improved my urine flow, but I’ve been experiencing some side effects - sluggishness, dizziness, etc. - that I think may outweigh the benefits.**** It seems there should be a procedure that coul...

By Jay Motola, M.D.
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What Are Fiducial Marker Seeds for Prostate Cancer?

Dear Dr. Greenstein,** I was diagnosed with localized prostate cancer and I have chosen to have radiation therapy. My radiation oncologist wants my urologist to place marker seeds in my prostate before the treatment start. Why?** External beam radiat...

By Marc Greenstein, D.O.
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Flomax, Uroxatral, and Avodart: What's the Difference?

Dear Dr. Motola,** What are the differences between Flomax, Uroxatral, and Avodart?** Flomax and Uroxatral are both drugs that are alpha-bockers. These drugs help to relax muscle fibers that squeeze the prostate. By relaxing these muscle fibers, the ...

By Jay Motola, M.D.
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Do Airport X-Ray Scanners Cause Cancer?

The other day, I was discussing a recent vacation to San Diego with a friend. This guy – let’s call him Don – is afraid that everything is going to give him cancer – he uses the lowest radiation cell phone on the market, for example, even though it i...

By Chris Regal
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Questionnaire For Men: Do You Need Prostate Treatment?

Take this short questionaire from the American Urological Association to help you decide if you may have issues with your prostate that need to be treated.

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Why do I Have Small Blood Clots in my Urine 7 Years After TURP?

Question Asked by davron2 7 Years After Turp Op Suddenly Started Getting Blood In Urine +Small Clots Any Ideas How To Stop This Bleed? Answer After a TURP, patients may see the new onset of blood in the urine. This can occur as a result of prostatic ...

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Why is my Penis hole is Sore, but it Doesn't Burn when I Pee?

Question Asked by Dewy My Penis Is Sore Around The Tip Of The Hole But It Dont Burn When I Pee ? My penis is sore around the tip of the hole, but it does not burn when I pee. My doctor said I had a yeast infection awhile back so he gave me some cream ...

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What are the Pros and Cons of Proscar and Flomax for Prostate Cancer?

Question Asked by glasbern Pros And Cons Of Proscar And Flomax Taken Together For Early Prostate Cancer i have been diagnoses with prostate cancer. i am 67,gleason 6,psa 4.3, tc1. i have elected watchful waiting with dre and psa testing every 6 month...

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My Father's PSA Level Was an 8. What Does it Mean?

Question Asked by prodigy nyc My Father Just Got His Psa Results, They Told Him His Psa Levels Was An 8, What Do That Mean? My father just got his psa levels back and they told him his psa levels was an 8, what do we do now? my dad already had 3 of h...