Curing cancer is the dream of scientists, physicians, and patients. For the most part, no one has yet discovered how to cure cancer, but there are some interesting anomalies with regard to prostate cancer. Is prostate cancer curable? The answer may surprise you.
As men age their hair becomes a bit grey, their tummy might expand a bit, wrinkles appear out of nowhere, energy levels drop, and they can develop an enlarged prostate. Let’s learn more about the signs you may have an enlarged prostate.
Do you know that prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American men next to skin cancer? Do you know that the prostate is a vital part of a man’s reproductive system? Do you know men can have both benign and cancerous growths in the prostate gland? Most importantly, do you know the five warning signs of prostate cancer? Every man should know when to take action.
Dr. Steven Gange will be joining Dr. Seth Cohen on SiriusXM Doctor Radio to discuss Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). Tune in to channel 110 on Wednesday, September 8th at 6:00pm-7:00pm ET to listen to the discussion on the Men’s Health Show.
Dr. Seth Cohen is a leading men’s health urologist at NYU and host of the Men’s Health Show. He and Dr. Gange will be discussing BPH symptoms and BPH treatment options.
How does prostate cancer spread? One way this occurs is when early treatments for prostate cancer don’t work, allowing cancer to spread, usually slowly. The cancer cells sometimes survive inside the prostate gland and can spread further to other areas of the body.
As men get older, many suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH, a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. This condition results in multiple symptoms. In particular, can BPH affect your sex life?
They say, “With age comes wisdom.” If that is truly the case, with prostate cancer, men should understand when and why a man should be screened. If you’re not sure about the importance of screening, keep reading.
Steven N. Gange, MD, FACS, Director of Research and Education at Granger Medical Clinic/Summit Urology Group, conducted a propensity score-matched study comparing Focal Therapy vs. Radical Prostatectomy. Focal therapy is a non-invasive approach to removing small tumors within the prostate. This technique spares most of the normal tissue while leaving the remaining gland intact. Radical Prostatectomy is the classic way of removing the prostate which includes removing the prostate gland and the surrounding tissue. Until now, a propensity score-matched study comparing focal therapy (FT) for localized prostate cancer to radical prostatectomy (RP) has never been reported.
Staging prostate cancer after its diagnosis helps to describe the extent of the disease and is utilized to guide the treatment plan and forecast the patient’s prognosis. Understanding the four stages of prostate cancer is a valuable tool for both the physician and the patient.
It can be the “elephant in the room” if you are having trouble with erectile dysfunction, even in your doctor’s office. It is a hard subject (pun intended) to bring up and discuss, but it’s more than just sex. Here’s why you should seek treatment for erectile dysfunction.