The definition of a SECOND biochemical recurrence (after prostatectomy AND salvage radiation)

There is no standard definition of SECOND biochemical (PSA-detected) recurrence (BCR); that is, recurrence after both prostatectomy and salvage radiation (SRT). … READ MORE …

Should we be calling “hormone therapy” for prostate cancer a spade?

When women and their doctors talk about “hormone therapy” they are most commonly referring to the (now) highly controversial issue of whether hormonal supplements (estrogen and progesterone) should be used at and after menopause to prevent the symptoms of menopause and/or later risks related to heart disease and osteoporesis. … READ MORE …

What does your doctor mean by “localized” prostate cancer?

Every day across America and around the world, newly diagnosed patients are told they have “localized” prostate cancer … with the associated implication that this is a relatively “good thing” compared to a diagnosis of “advanced” prostate cancer.  But what does “localized” prostate cancer really mean in individual cases? … READ MORE …