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What is radical perineal prostatectomy for prostate cancer?
Radical perineal prostatectomy involves an incision between the scrotum and the anus to remove...
How is radiation therapy used to treat prostate cancer?
Radiation causes prostate cancer cells to die. It can be delivered in pellets placed directly...
How should I change my diet if I have prostate cancer?
While there are no definitive studies on dietary changes for men with prostate cancer, certain...
What are the different stages of prostate cancer?
Stages of prostate cancer run from: Stage 1 -- Confined to the prostate and usually found due...
What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?
In this day and age, prostate cancer usually has no symptoms as it is found either with an...
When should I get screened for prostate cancer?
The American Urological Association recommends a rectal exam and prostate-specific antigen...
Does smoking increase my risk of prostate cancer?
Smoking doesn't increase your risk of prostate cancer but can increase your risk of other forms...
Is body mass index (BMI) accurate?
It is not always accurate as it does not take into account the frame of the individual and...
How can I start a doctor's visit in the best way possible?
The best way to start a doctor’s visit would be to make a list of all questions and health...
What are long-term complications of radiation for prostate cancer?
Most of the complications that arise from radiation usually involve the bladder and the rectum....
Why should I know the possible side effects of prostate cancer treatment?
We try to give patients a fair and true opinion of what the side effects are from prostate...
How can I find out the best treatment for my prostate cancer?
The various potential options for curative treatment for prostate cancer -- external beam...
What is the least invasive treatment for prostate cancer?
The external beam radiation therapies, including proton therapy, are the least invasive...
What is the benefit of using microarray analysis to screen for lung cancer?
With mammography, we screen thousands of women to save one life. But that would mean a lot of...
How can the field effect help in lung cancer screening?
The notion behind the field effect is that the injury that’s occurring to the cells by...