Tag Archives: Prostate

Why take viagra after prostate surgery

I had a radical with nerve sparing in 2001. How old is the patient, what are his other medical issues, and what are his goals? Of paramount importance when one considers sex after treatment for prostate cancer is a through discussion with one’s physician or physician team about the different options for treatment of prostate… Read More »

Researchers urge prostate cancer screening for men with BRCA gene defects

Prostate cancer screening with the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test has been criticized for flagging too many slow-growing tumors that might never be life-threatening. But some men have inherited gene defects that boost their risk of developing prostate cancers that can be quite aggressive. Is PSA screening particularly well-suited for these genetically defined groups? New research… Read More »

Dementia tied to hormone-blocking prostate cancer treatment

Alzheimer’s disease may be a risk for older prostate cancer patients given hormone-blocking treatment, a large, U.S. government-funded analysis found. Previous evidence has been mixed on whether the treatment might be linked with mental decline. But experts say the new results stand out because they’re from a respected national cancer database and the men were… Read More »

Prostate cancer breakthrough: New treatment to ‘seek and destroy’ tumours could avoid chemotherapy

Prostate cancer breakthrough: New treatment to ‘seek and destroy’ tumours could extend lives of thousands of patients Breakthrough PSMA radiotherapy treatment is now privately available in the UK  American Society of Clinical Oncology experts said treatment provides hope  Considered the most promising new treatment for prostate cancer in 15 years, it could benefit at least… Read More »