The risk of prostate cancer relapse after radical prostatectomy increases with lengthening delay between diagnosis and surgery. The impact, however, is significant only in high-risk patients, and even in those men, there may be a window of up to 12 months during which it may be relatively safe to postpone surgery, reported researchers from Milan, Italy.
Urologist Henry Rosevear, MD, discusses actor Ben Stiller's recent blog post that credits PSA tests for saving his life after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and the urologic community's surprising reaction to the article.
A new study revealing 91% of very low-risk and 74% of low-risk prostate cancer patients in Sweden choose active surveillance should be a benchmark for the use of the management strategy in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world, the study’s authors say.
Nearly 100% of patients with clinically localized prostate cancer, detected by PSA testing, survive at an average 10 years’ follow-up, regardless of whether they had active monitoring, radical prostatectomy, or radiotherapy, according to new study results.
Recent data show that a low-carbohydrate diet may have significant positive effects in men on hormonal therapy for prostate cancer, including metabolic effects. In this interview, study author Stephen J. Freedland, MD, discusses his group’s findings, ongoing research on diet and lifestyle changes in men with prostate cancer, and how he counsels patients.