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​ Gleason 6 Prostate “Cancer”

The Gleason 6 The Gleason 3+3=6 prostate “cancer”, although called a cancer, fails to behave like a cancer. The Gleason 6 is the most commonly diagnosed prostate “cancer” and, on both clinical and molecular biology levels, the Gleason 6 “cancer” LACKS the hallmarks of a cancer. The Gleason 6 “cancer” is NOT a health­risk, lacks […]

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PROSTATE CANCER UPGRADING: more fear­mongering

Prostate cancer upgrading means that a prostate cancer grade and score (or measure of prostate cancer aggressiveness) found in a surgically removed prostate gland can, sometimes, be of a higher grade than diagnosed in the initial needle biopsy of the prostate. This so­called upgrading phenomenon is marketed by urologists to imply that prostate cancer upgrading […]

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Study Finds MRI Accurate Predictor of Low­Risk Prostate Cancer

Is watchful waiting the best choice for prostate cancer patients? According to a recent study from the Memorial Sloan­Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, published in the J​ournal of Urology,​prostate MRI testing can help doctors decide whether or not this less invasive option is the right way to approach a low­risk prostate cancer patient. […]

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MRI May Reduce Need for Prostate Biopsy

Prostate biopsies are one of the only ways to predict an aggressive cancer, but they are painful, inconvenient and somewhat inaccurate. A report from Dr. Ahmed Haddad, fellow at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, presented at the American Urological Association annual meeting showed that multiparametric MRI scans following a suggestive PSA […]

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MRI Guidance for Prostate Biopsies Increases Chances of Finding Aggressive Cancers

Traditionally, biopsies to detect prostate cancers rely on ultrasound guidance but a recent study published through the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates that MRI may be a more accurate technology. Presented on May 19 at the American Urological Association meeting in Orlando, Florida, the research found a direct correlation between more […]

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A Look at the Status of Focal Therapy Treatments for Prostate Cancer

At the American Urological Association’s Annual Meeting held in May of 2015 in New Orleans, Peter A. Pinto presented information highlighting the current status of focal therapies for prostate cancer. According to the report, over 27,500 men were estimated to die from prostate cancer in 2015, pointing to the need for a more effective and […]

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Focal Therapy and Image­Guided Treatment the Future of Prostate Cancer Treatment

At the 2015 European Congress of Radiology, Dr. Hashim Ahmed, senior lecturer at the University College London, presented data on his results using HIFU to treat over 500 men with prostate cancer. According to his results, this treatment, and other treatments that target the cancer rather than the entire gland, have excellent results. Traditionally, men […]

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THE MANY ROBOTIC PROSTATECTOMY COMPLICATIONS

B​ert Vorstman MD, MS, FAAP, FRACS, FACS w​ww.urologyweb.com The robotic prostatectomy is probably associated with more complications than any other surgical procedure. Furthermore, it is the only procedure where its many complications will also impact your spouse/partner and, commonly lifelong. The following will let you understand why the robotic prostatectomy and its many complications is […]

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​PROSTATE CANCER GRADE CREEP

B. Vorstman MD, MS, FAAP, FRACS, FACS w​ww.urologyweb.com The most common cause of prostate cancer grade creep is NOT some progressive worsening of a prostate cancer grade (aggressiveness), but a tendency for some pathologists to overestimate or inflate a Gleason grade and score to have a man thinking that his disease is more significant than […]

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