Correctly assessing prostate cancer’s spread is essential for staging and treatment options. Until now, scanning technology has lacked both clarity and specificity, leaving treatment recommendations to partial information and guesswork. The new PSMA PET scan changes this. This episode of PROSTATE PROS explores the benefits of the PSMA PET scan and how it can be
SPECIAL BONUS PODCAST with host Liz Graves. PROSTATE PROS interviews Dr. Marc Peck about his experience with prostate cancer. He describes the ups and downs of his journey starting with his diagnosis in 2001. Join Dr. Peck as he reflects on the past 20 years of living with prostate cancer. Liz: [00:04] Welcome to
Focal therapy treats only the section of the prostate gland that contains the cancer. These treatments appeal to men who want to preserve sexual and urinary function while trying for a cure. There are numerous types of focal therapies but they are all still in the research phase and much is still unknown about outcomes
Gleason 6 prostate cancer may sound like a dangerous type of prostate cancer. Luckily that is not the case, Gleason 6 prostate cancer does not spread. This means men with Gleason 6 can be safely monitored through active surveillance and avoid the side effects that come with treatment.
Active surveillance is not synonymous with watchful waiting, and it no longer means periodic random biopsy. Learn the active surveillance protocol and discover a Gleason 6 lifestyle.
Radical prostatectomy is one of the most popular treatments for prostate cancer. Surgery is broadcasted all over the media as the gold standard of prostate cancer treatment. But does surgery really live up to the hype?
This episode of PROSTATE PROS covers the “Just Cut it Out!” mentality, the surgery versus radiation debate, and the side effects of the radical prostatectomy.