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  1. Prostate Cancer
    Incidence About a quarter of a million men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. Unlike most cancers which have a peak age of incidence,the incidence of prostate cancer increases with age so that between 60 and 79 years of age it is about 1 in 8. However, when a family member has the dis…
  2. More Prostate Cancer Awareness: Treatment Awareness
    Increasingly, many surgical disciplines have come to grips with the significant complications associated with radical cancer surgery and have modified their approach to cancer excision. For example, surgery for breast cancer has moved away from a radical approach and adopted the lumpectomy or local …
  3. Prostate Cancer Awareness
    Although September is officially designated as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (blue month), every month should be recognized for prostate cancer awareness. Be aware that prostate cancer is for the most part without symptoms and a silent disease. Be aware that prostate cancer deaths are the second l…
  4. Localized Prostate Cancer, Treatment Options and Their Complications
    The accompanying table features the four definitive treatment options for localized prostate cancer. All four basic treatment options, high intensity focused ultrasound (hifu), cryoablation (freezing), radiation (includes brachytherapy and proton beam) and surgery/robotics have similar survival bene…
  5. Localized Prostate Cancer, Treatment Options and Their Complications
    The accompanying table features the four definitive treatment options for localized prostate cancer. All four basic treatment options, high intensity focused ultrasound (hifu), cryoablation (freezing), radiation (includes brachytherapy and proton beam) and surgery/robotics have similar survival bene…
  6. PROSTATE CANCER WITH A NORMAL PSA
    PROSTATE CANCER WITH A NORMAL PSA Some 15-20 per cent of men with a normal total PSA (tPSA) of 4 ng/ml or less can have clinically significant prostate cancer. These men have no symptoms and usually no findings on examination. The only way these men can be identified is by calculating their per cent…
  7. Multifocal Prostate Cancer, Tumor Volume, and the Index Lesion
    When prostates removed surgically for prostate cancer are examined, 50-75% of these specimens contain more than one area or focus of cancer and called multifocal prostate cancer. In other words, only about 25% of men may have a unifocal prostate cancer lesion that may be suitable for focal therapy. …
  8. What You Should Know About Prostate Cancer
    Did you know that prostate cancer is the second leading cause of male cancer deaths after lung cancer? Most men have few if any symptoms of prostate cancer. How will you learn about your situation. Will it be too late? One of the biggest misconceptions about needle biopsies is that they spread the c…
  9. Prostate Cancer, is your cancer localized?
    There are four recognized definitive treatment options currently offered for localized prostate cancer,HIFU, cryoablation, radiation and robotic surgery. The best treatment outcomes after any one of these options is in men that have only truly localized prostate cancer, or cancer localized to the pr…
  10. MICRO-FOCAL PROSTATE CANCER, does it need treatment?
    A prostate needle biopsy result indicating a 5% or less of a Gleason 6 prostate cancer in one needle core only is termed a micro-focal prostate cancer. The diagnosis MAY be accurate after a standard 12 core needle biopsy and represent a very small volume of prosta te cancer BUT it may also represent…
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