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MRI locates prostate cancer recurrence at extremely low PSA levels

A pelvic MRI scan with IV contrast and rectal balloon is highly effective in identifying local recurrence even at low PSA values in prostate cancer patients with a rising or persistently elevated PSA after prostatectomy, according to a study presented April 29, 2011, at the Cancer Imaging and Radiation Therapy Symposium in Atlanta. The… MRI locates prostate cancer recurrence at extremely low PSA levels   



Prostate Cancer Tx Up, but in Wrong Group

Older men with low-risk prostate cancer received increasingly aggressive treatment over a 10-year period, whereas practices did not change for men most likely to benefit from curative therapy - those with a longer life expectancy, a study showed.

Use of curative therapy in men with a short life expectancy increased by 37% from 1998… Prostate Cancer Tx Up, but in Wrong Group   



Quality of care, other issues may cause worse results in black prostate cancer surgery patients

Black prostate cancer patients may not be getting the same quality of care as white patients, according to a first-of-its-kind study by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital who found racial disparities in the results of surgery to remove diseased prostates.

While it is possible that anatomical differences or tumor characteristics may explain why the… Quality of care, other issues may cause worse results in black prostate cancer surgery patients   



Prostate surgery tied to need for bladder surgery

One in 20 men who have their prostate gland removed may need a second surgery for severe loss of bladder control, new research from Canada suggests.

Based on more than 25,000 men who had prostate surgery, the study also found that rates of subsequent surgery for urinary incontinence doubled between five and 15 years… Prostate surgery tied to need for bladder surgery   



5 Tips For Great Sex After Prostate Cancer

It’s very likely that whichever prostate cancer treatment you choose - prostatectomy surgery, hormone therapy, brachytherapy, external beam radiation, or HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound) - will impact your sex life. Exactly how depends on which method you choose and your dedication to getting back in bed.

“Once patients are assured that they will… 5 Tips For Great Sex After Prostate Cancer   



Stat5 predicts outcomes for prostate cancer patients after radical prostatectomy

Men who had high levels of the activated Stat5 protein in their prostate cancer after a radical prostatectomy were more likely to have a recurrence or die from the disease compared to men who had little to no presence of the growth protein, according to a recent study published in Human Pathology by Jefferson’s… Stat5 predicts outcomes for prostate cancer patients after radical prostatectomy   



For many prostate cancer patients, Web sites are too difficult to read

Ninety million American adults read below high school levels, so the National Institutes of Health recommends that patient-education materials be written at the fourth-through-sixth grade level.

But a Loyola University Medical Center study has found that only 4.8 percent of websites describing prostate cancer were written below a high school reading level. The median… For many prostate cancer patients, Web sites are too difficult to read   



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