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09/02/2016

Questions to Ask Your Doctor: PSA Screening and Biopsy

Depending on your age and family history, your doctor might suggest a PSA or prostate specific antigen test. This is a simple blood test that is used to screen for prostate cancer. Based on those results, your doctor may want to run further tests. About PSA Screening If I have a family. Read More

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. Read More

09/02/2016

Questions to Ask Your Doctor: If Your PSA is Rising After Initial Treatment

Despite treating advanced or recurrent prostate cancer with hormone therapy, it is common for a man's PSA to eventually start rising again after many years, and will require more aggressive treatment.  This might include additional hormonal therapies, chemotherapy or treatment with new drugs now available for cancers not successfully treated. Read More

Questions to ask your Doctor: If you’re Considering Undergoing Radiation Therapy

Radiation involves the killing of cancer cells and surrounding tissues with directed radioactive exposure.  Some forms of radiation therapy can also be used in men with advanced, or recurrent, prostate cancer.  Here are some questions to ask your doctor if you are considering radiation therapy. What radiation technique will be. Read More

Questions to Ask your Doctor: If You’re Considering Undergoing Prostate Cancer Surgery

A surgical approach to treating prostate cancer entails removing all of the prostate. Typically, men with early-stage disease or cancer that’s confined to the prostate will undergo radical prostatectomy- removal of the entire prostate gland, plus some surrounding tissue.  Other surgical procedures may be performed on men with advanced or recurrent. Read More

08/09/2016

Prostate Cancer Dream Challenge

The Prostate Cancer DREAM Challenge launched on March 16th and will be running through July 2015; this project is a collaboration with Project Data Sphere, LLC, the DREAM Project, the Prostate Cancer Foundation, and Sage Bionetworks. The objectives of the Challenge are to: address clinically relevant research questions regarding patients. Read More

08/09/2016

PCF Celebrates the Life and Legacy of our Dear Friend and Honorary Board Member Jerry Weintraub

The Prostate Cancer Foundation wishes to celebrate the life and legacy of our dear friend and honorary board member Jerry Weintraub, who passed away on July 6, 2015. His larger than life persona was always evident in his considerable accomplishments as a producer, manager and leader in the arts and. Read More

Follow Up Care

After surgery or radiation for localized prostate cancer, your PSA will likely fall. After surgery, your PSA should be undetectable (<0.1 ng/dl) after about 30 days and should remain at this level. A rising PSA can be a sign of early recurrence, and given that radiation is more effective if. Read More

Questions to Ask

Below is a list of questions to ask your doctor when you’re diagnosed with early-stage disease. What is my risk of recurrence after surgery or radiation based on my Gleason score, PSA, rate of PSA rise, and stage? What is my risk of progression over time without therapy? Do I. Read More

Issues to Consider

Read a list of 15 things to consider if you've been diagnosed with prostate cancer — from PSA and Gleason scores to treatment decisions and lifestyle recommendations for prostate health. Read More