Active surveillance is one of the 6 viable treatment options for men with prostate cancer who do not undergo immediate radical treatment such as surgery or radiation therapy. Cancer of the prostate often grows slowly; therefore active surveillance is used as a strategy to manage early stage, low risk prostate cancer, without taking immediate
About 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. The prostate is a walnut-sized gland located between the bladder and the penis that plays a vital role in male reproduction. More than 3 million cases of prostate cancer are reported in the U.S. each year. There are a lot of
The best treatment is prevention! Did you know that eating well could reduce your risk for prostate problems? An enlarged prostate (or benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH) is extremely common in older men and can have adverse health symptoms, and let’s not forget about prostate cancer, which is one of the most common cancers among men.
Perhaps you scheduled a trip to the Bahamas last holiday season—to get HIFU prostate cancer surgery? That’s right, before high intensity focused ultrasound (better and more easily known as HIFU) was legal in the United States, Charlotte’s very well-known Dr. Samuel Peretsman traveled outside the country to help his Charlotte-based patients get this procedure done.
September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Each year, nearly 30,000 men die from prostate cancer. In fact, it’s the second leading cause of death from cancer in men after lung cancer. Being aware of your risk for prostate cancer—as well as the signs, symptoms, and detection tests—is important to educate yourself about your health.
Early detection of prostate cancer can be crucial to its treatment success. While there are many factors that can influence prostate cancer, your risk of prostate cancer still increases as you age. In your 40s is a good time to start thinking about getting screened for prostate cancer. What should you know about early detection of prostate cancer?
Changes with your body don’t stop as soon as you’re fully grown: our bodies are changing as we age too, and not just our physical appearance. If you’re a man in your 50s and you consider yourself to be in good health, take a look at these top five health problems for men in their 50s—they may surprise you and encourage you to better care for your health.
April is National Cancer Control Month. Until we find a cure for cancer, our best bet for maintaining as much control as possible over cancer is education and awareness. This is an informational discussion of prostate cancer, the risk factors and warning signs: Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer is the second leading cause
If you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer, you probably have a lot of questions. Usually, ‘What are my treatment options?’ tops the list. And, it should. Prostate cancer is actually one of the most common cancers found in men. Today, you have a range of treatment options. If diagnosed early, prostate cancer has a high
If you or someone you care about has been recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, then your mind is probably racing with questions. Understanding the disease and the different treatment options will help you arm yourself with knowledge and make educated decisions about how to move forward. Here is some basic information about the six ways