Hormone blockade otherwise known as androgen deprivation or we call it testosterone inactivating pharmaceuticals—these are medicines like Lupron, Casodex, Zytiga, Xtandi—fatigue is far and away the most common complaint, and this occurs primarily because low testosterone causes loss of muscle.
A common question we get at the PCRI is related to these new very popular MRIs. What’s the difference between a 3 Tesla MRI and a 1.5 Tesla MRI with an endorectal coil?
PCRI’s resident moderator Dr. Mark Moyad, MD, sits down with radiologist Dr. Daniel Margolis, MD to discuss developments in prostate imaging ranging from PIRADS to PET/MRI combination scans
This is usually a good news type answer for men with prostate cancer because people may not be aware how different prostate cancer is from other types of cancer: Pancreas cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer. Survival rates with prostate cancer are excellent.
In this video we’re going to review what we call “Low-Indigo.” Indigo is a category of relapsed prostate cancer, but there are many types of relapses. You can have cancer that comes back just in the prostate area or in the prostate, and that’s what we call “Low-Indigo.” You can also have early spread into the lymph nodes, which we call “High-Indigo.” And then you can kind of have a grey
A common question we get at the PCRI is “What’s the difference between active surveillance and watchful waiting?” They sound sort of the same. You’re just monitoring prostate cancer; if something comes up you treat it.
Everyone seems to think that you can’t do surgery if you’ve had previous radiation for prostate cancer. Actually, you can do surgery if you’ve had previous radiation. The problem is the risk of side effects of the surgery go up a lot, and honestly the amount of
In this video we’re going to talk about five different types of radiation for men with relapsed prostate cancer after previous surgery or previous radiation.
It’s always irresistible for me to at least talk about this myth that you have to do surgery first to protect against the possibility of relapse so you can do radiation as salvage
Metformin is a prescription medicine (now generic, it has been out for decades) that is used by diabetics to lower blood sugar levels. It’s very popular. It’s a relatively safe diabetic medicine because with many diabetic medicines you’ll see sometimes a marked decline in blood sugar levels. Metformin doesn’t do that as….
In this series we’ve been covering the different stages of prostate cancer. Patients who go to the PCRI website can figure out their stage by taking a quick questionnaire and determining whether they fall into one of five categories. In today’s video we’re covering “Indigo.” Specifically, we’re covering “High-Indigo.”