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10/05/2016

A New Generation of Researchers Pioneers Life Saving Solutions

PCF's Young Investigator Program gives recent MDs and PhDs the opportunity to conduct breakthrough research at a critical point in their careers as professional scientists. For these researchers, the first 7 or so years following the conferral of the terminal degree is a precarious and uncertain time. Academic positions are in. Read More

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 spread to my bones? What will. Read More

What Can Go Wrong With the Prostate: Cancer, BPH, and Prostatitis

Prostate cancer isn't the only health issue that can develop with the prostate. Learn about the three most common prostate problems. Read More

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, which can occur many years later. Generally, this will be noticed because of a rising PSA, and your doctor may recommend more treatment. Here are a few questions to ask. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

Not Your Father’s Prostate Cancer

What do recent medical advances mean for men and their families today, and how is this different from the experience of their fathers and grandfathers before them? And what does the future hold? Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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