SBRT: Faster Prostate Cancer Treatment (Video)

Sometimes you don’t have time to waste. One busy man who was diagnosed with prostate cancer wasn’t interested in going through lengthy treatments to take care of the problem. So, Alan Briggs, a 69-year-old from Ohio, elected to get the job done quickly with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), a more potent, targeted prostate cancer … Read More

Prostate Cancer Treatment Options (Video)

If a biopsy shows that you have prostate cancer, there may be several ways to go with treatment. Some types are potentially 100 percent treatable and curable. Urologist Charles Modlin, MD, talks about the range of options prostate cancer patients have when deciding on treatment, or even if treatment is needed (it may not always … Read More

What to Expect During a Prostate Biopsy (Video)

A biopsy to test for prostate cancer is a painless, outpatient procedure that only takes an hour or so. Urologist Charles Modlin, MD, talks you through the steps taken during the procedure. Dr. Modlin talks about: The ultrasound procedure that images your prostate How the urologist gets samples of your tissue to be sent to … Read More

‘New Ground’: Dietary Fats, Prostate Cancer Linked

New research shows men diagnosed with prostate cancer can make small dietary changes that are associated with their cancer survival and overall health. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, studied men diagnosed with prostate cancer. They found that replacing just 10 percent of carbohydrates with vegetable fats was associated with a 29 percent … Read More

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Prostate Cancer: 3 Ways to Avoid Overtreatment

It’s easy to see why men are confused with so much conflicting information about the right way to screen, diagnose and treat prostate cancer. While prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, it is often overdiagnosed and overtreated. To help patients make sense of prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment, here are some recommendations: … Read More

Mutation Found in Deadliest Prostate Cancer

A Cleveland Clinic researcher has discovered a genetic mutation in a drug-resistant, often deadly form of prostate cancer. The discovery may lead to new drug therapies to block the growth of the cancer. Nima Sharifi, MD, the Kendrick Family Chair for Prostate Cancer Research at Cleveland Clinic, led the research which found the mutation that … Read More

Should Prostate Cancer Always Be Treated?

The decision on whether to actively treat prostate cancer in certain patients can be controversial. Some doctors question the wisdom of giving advanced treatment to some older patients. These patients may have a low risk of dying from the cancer itself — and little chance the treatment will provide benefit. Dying with prostate cancer rather … Read More

SBRT: Walk-in, Walk-out Treatment for Prostate Cancer

In this kind of prostate cancer treatment, “bigger is better” and “less is more” both apply. With stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) the bigger the doses of radiation you get, the better the outcome. And the less time you spend getting treatment, the more success you’ll have. SBRT is a newer kind of prostate cancer … Read More

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Men Over 40: Start Seeing a Urologist Regularly

When men turn 40, they may think about how to keep their hair or lose their belly, but they may not think about seeing a urologist. They should. To take charge of their prostate, urinary and sexual health — not just to protect them from prostate cancer — I recommend every man start seeing a … Read More

Prostate Cancer: Surgeon’s Skill Matters Most

When it comes to prostate cancer surgery, the experience and skill of the surgeon may have a bigger impact on the outcome than how the surgery was performed. A new study led by a Cleveland Clinic urologist studied people who had robotic versus “open” surgery for prostate cancer to see who had better outcomes. Researchers … Read More