If you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer, don’t assume that surgery or radiation therapy is in your future. First, talk to your doctor about how aggressive your cancer may be. While surgery or radiation is best for some aggressive cancers, it’s not always necessary.
Within a few years of using prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests, we saw an amazing shift: By the mid-1990s, most men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer were curable. Since then, studies have shown that while PSA screening reduces a man’s likelihood of dying from prostate cancer, it does not reduce overall mortality. The problem has been with how we use PSA tests.
A new screening tool for prostate cancer has been shown to offer better accuracy than the test currently used by most physicians in the United States. The new test, called the 4Kscore™ test (OPKO Lab), offers various advantages over the more commonly used prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test. The new test improves on these … Read More
Prostate cancer can be hard to detect. Deciding what to do about it if we find or suspect it can be even tougher, for patients and their doctors.
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Common myths about prostate cancer, including misconceptions about prostate-specific-antigen (PSA) testing and prostate surgery.
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.
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