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A No-Nonsense Look at Prostate Cancer Surgery

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A No-Nonsense Look at Prostate Cancer Surgery

Surgery and radiation are the most commonly administered prostate cancer treatments. There are many factors to consider before making a treatment choice. Every man’s prostate cancer case is different, so the same treatment(s) can lead to different outcomes, especially when it comes to side effects. Often, men undergo surgery or radiation (or both) without being...

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Prostate Cancer Staging Guide

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Prostate Cancer Staging Guide

The Prostate Cancer Staging Guide is a game-changing educational resource for the prostate cancer community. This handbook, which is also available online, gives an overview of prostate cancer, every avail-able treatment, and side effects. It succinctly explains which treatments apply to each stage...

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First Impressions Can Really Harm You

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First Impressions Can Really Harm You

After interviewing thousands of newly-diagnosed prostate cancer patients, I have found that the first impressions of most patients about prostate cancer are almost always wrong.  Why?  There are several reasons.

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Two “Positive Side Effects” of Prostate Cancer

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Two “Positive Side Effects” of Prostate Cancer

There is an aspect of being diagnosed with prostate cancer that has proved to be, for many men, quite literally, a life-saver, and that is being compelled to undergo a physical. For example, men who had always avoided getting regular physical exams learned that they had dangerously clogged arteries, making that checkup, literally, a life saving event. So that although prostate cancer is no day at the beach, and every treatment comes with a stiff price, there can be unexpected benefits. What I think of as “positive side effects.” Getting a check-up is one such.

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