Age-related risks of radical prostatectomy

It will hardly come as a surprise to most prostate cancer support group leaders and other prostate cancer advocates that there is a strong association between patient age and risk for side effects of radical prostatectomy. … READ MORE …

“I’m not having another biopsy after the last one!”

It will come as no particular surprise that men who have had complications after a prior biopsy tend to be less enthusiastic when it is suggested that they need another one. However, … … READ MORE …

Cardiovascular side effects of ADT

A poster presentation given the other day at the annual meeting of the Canadian Urological Association addressed the relative cardiovascular risks of LHRH agonist and antagonist therapies. … READ MORE …

Risk for complications after prostate biopsy — and consequent revisions to best practice

A new article in Urology (the Gold journal) addresses risk for complications after prostate biopsy in a recent series of > 2,500 biopsies conducted by physicians at a large urology practice in southern California — and what they did as a consequence. … READ MORE …

Biopsy rates have fallen; but biopsy complication rates have risen!

A newly published article in European Urology has raised a new issue that should be of significant concern to urologists (and to their patients) in relation to risks associated with the possibility of diagnosis of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

5-year outcomes from a large cohort of HIFU-treated patients in the UK

For several years now, the Ahmed/Emberton-led research team in the United Kingdom (UK) has published the majority of the detailed outcomes data from treatment of men with localized prostate cancer using high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU). This group has now given us 5-year outcomes on a cohort of > 550 patients. … READ MORE …

Yes, you can now check your prostate cancer surgeon’s complication rates, but …

… You are going to need to be cautious in using this new tool, as explained below. … READ MORE …