10/12/2016

How to Find an Expert Radiation Oncologist

Even if hospitals offer the same treatment, by no means does this mean that this treatment is interchangeable. This information can help if radiation is right for you.

10/12/2016

How to Find an Expert Surgeon

Please Read This Before You Go Under the Knife: How to Find an Expert Surgeon If you have ever talked to a group of men who have had surgery for prostate cancer, you may have heard some stories that just break your heart.   We have.  Those stories are particularly upsetting.

10/05/2016

Questions to Ask Before Starting Chemotherapy

 Questions to Ask Before Starting Chemotherapy: Since my PSA is rising again, do we discontinue the androgen deprivation therapy ("hormone therapy")? Why or why not? Are there additional hormone therapy approaches that we should explore? Should I get a bone scan or CT scan to determine if the cancer has.

10/03/2016

Questions to Ask your Doctor: Recurrence of Prostate Cancer

When it is caught early, prostate cancer is usually curable. However, some men may see a return of their cancer after approximately 5 years. Generally, this will be noticed because of a rising PSA, and your doctor may recommend more treatment. Here are a few questions to ask your doctor before.

10/03/2016

Questions to Ask your Doctor: Advanced Stage

If you have been diagnosed with advanced stage prostate cancer (cancer that has metastasized beyond the prostate), your cancer may not be curable at this time, but treatments may slow the progression of the disease. A goal of oncology is for patients to "be there for the cure." You want to.

10/03/2016

Questions to Ask your Doctor: Early Stage Prostate Cancer

If you have been diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer (cancer is only found in the prostate and has not spread to other organs or lymph nodes), there are a variety of treatment options to consider, and information to take into account before making any decisions. You want to be.

09/29/2016

What is Active Surveillance?

The concept of active surveillance, or watchful waiting, has emerged in recent years as an excellent option for men who decide not to undergo immediate surgery or radiation therapy. Of the top four cancers, lung, prostate, breast, and colon, only prostate cancer has an early form that is called "low grade" or.

09/02/2016

Questions to Ask your Doctor: While on Active Surveillance

The usage of Active Surveillance or "watchful waiting" has been increasing in frequency over the past few years as an alternative to treatment. Men with a low grade Gleason score (6 or under), low PSA and stage, and a small volume (small amount of cancer found during biopsy), may opt.

09/02/2016

Questions to Ask Your Doctor: When You’ve Been Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer

If you've been diagnosed with prostate cancer, you probably have a lot of questions. View a comprehensive list of things to ask your doctor — organized by stage and treatment type.

09/02/2016

Questions to Ask Your Doctor: If Your PSA is Rising During Hormone Therapy

In some men, PSA levels will rise during hormone therapy.  If this happens to you, this may be a sign that your cancer has become resistant to this form of treatment. Recurrent prostate cancer is a major area of research, and new treatments are being developed all the time.  Now is.