TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011
Calling All 40 Year Old Black Men
BY RALPH BLUM
According to the National Cancer Institute, African Americans may have the highest rates of prostate cancer in the world. Furthermore, black men often develop the disease at a younger age than white men, and the cancer is often more aggressive.
Although the National Institute of Health is conducting studies to determine why this is the case, the reason for this disparity
Updated 12-19-2011 at 08:29 PM by Prostate Snatchers: Blog
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011
First Impressions Can Really Harm You
BY MARK SCHOLZ, MD
The human mind is constantly, searching, analyzing and processing our environs, attempting to make sense of the fluidly shifting situations that surround us. This mental process is healthy, designed to keep us in touch with reality. “First impressions” are a good example of the powerful and rapid insights provided by these formidable processors we call our brains. However,
Updated 12-08-2011 at 07:06 AM by Prostate Snatchers: Blog
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011
How to Find the Right Specialist
BY RALPH BLUM
When your primary care physician suspects that you have prostate cancer, your first, and arguably most important task, is to find a specialist who is skilled at diagnosing and treating the disease, and with whom you have a good rapport. Meaning, you feel comfortable with that doctor.
Usually your primary care doctor will refer you to an urologist for a definite diagnosis,
Last week, PCRInsights' November issue was released. In it, you will find a 2nd PROVENGE article (1st article was in May 2010 issue). You will also find an article by Frank LaBarba who had PROVENGE last year - A Patient's Perspective. I promised in my article to write something about my husband's experience with PROVENGE treatment in July 2010. Since PROVENGE is a new class of drugs, I think sharing experiences can help others...
Side Effects - Not really much to talk about. There
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011
MDV-3100—An Embarrassment of Blessings
BY MARK SCHOLZ
Every day in the office, as a practicing prostate oncologist, I confront serious problems: PSA levels that are rising, treatments causing too many side effects, patients desperately worried about their future. And sometimes, given our limited tools, the solutions we can offer are only partial. However, every time the FDA approves a new treatment there is an excitement akin