Prostate

Joe Torre-Led Campaign Informs Men about Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

In partnership with prostate cancer survivor and baseball Hall-of-Famer Joe Torre and Genomic Health, Men’s Health Network (www.menshealthnetwork.org) is pleased to participate in the Your Prostate Your Decision patient education campaign.

This nationwide effort aims to educate prostate cancer patients and their loved ones that every man is different and every cancer is unique, and that a genomic test can clarify the aggressiveness of one’s prostate cancer prior to invasive treatment. Your Prostate Your Decision is the first-of-its-kind collaboration to address the disturbing results of a recent, large national survey that found low general awareness

Consider these findings:
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Health, Others, Well-being

How to Clean Teeth without a Toothbrush

 

In recognition of October being National Dental Hygiene Month, the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics wanted to share some tips and advice for how to clean your teeth when you do not have a toothbrush.

There are times when you are out and about and you do not have a 938594toothbrush readily available but you feel as though you have to do something to clean your teeth. Even though nothing can clean teeth as well as a regiment using toothbrush, floss and mouthwash, there are a few ways that you can make your teeth feel cleaner when you are stuck in a bind.

Paper Towel

Take a clean, thick paper towel and wrap it around your index finger. Dampen the towel and add toothpaste if you have any. If not, you can just use a damp towel to clean off some plaque and food particles from your teeth. After you wrap your finger with the paper towel and place it to your gum line and use short strokes starting at the gum working towards the bottom of your teeth. Focus on each tooth individually and also use this technique on the inside of your teeth as well. Don’t forget to brush your tongue to help remove some bacteria that can cause bad breath.

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Health, Other Cancers, Prostate

MRI Fusion Guided Prostate Biopsy

Dr. David Samadi Prostate Cancer Center welcomes groundbreaking technology: MRI Fusion Guided Prostate Biopsy

At the Dr. David Samadi Prostate Cancer Center here in New York, we are continually on the forefront of clinical and technological innovation. In the month of November, we will welcome a state-of-the-art diagnostic system to detect and diagnose prostate cancer more accurately than ever before – the MRI fusion guided prostate biopsy. The MRI fusion guided prostate biopsy “fuses” MRI scans with real-time ultrasound images of the prostate. This cutting-edge biopsy system allows us here at the Dr. David Samadi Prostate Cancer Center to pinpoint specific tumors within the prostate gland. This information provides the patient with the most optimal treatment plan and best possible outcome in detecting and diagnosing prostate cancer.

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Family, Health, Other Cancers, Prostate

Partners in Prostate Cancer

A great time was had by all at the recent Prostate Cancer Tweet Chat hosted by the Urology Care Foundation. Having two of my football sports heros, Marcus Allen and Mike Haynes, involved in the chat really energized the conversation and certainly made it a personal highlight of this year’s Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

Best Weapon Yet

Another highlight from this Chat was the realization that the most powerful weapons in our arsenal of awareness to help us conquer prostate cancer are actually quite close to us: our loved ones. Wives, partners, family and friends are potent forces for getting men the care that they need. Always have been and always will be.

Writer Judy Berman raised this point during the Chat and it stuck with me. So much so, that after the Chat, I contacted Judy and The Saturday Evening Post and asked whether we might post her insightful experience as a partner in the battle against prostate cancer:

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Health, Masculinity, Other Cancers, Prostate

Prostate Health Index

October marks the beginning of all things pink, as Breast Cancer Awareness month kicks off, but that doesn’t mean we should forget about Prostate Cancer and the awareness we which we raised for it in September.  Not only do we want to keep raising awareness throughout the year, but always strive to achieve better standards of care and provide patients with better diagnostic tools.  220,900 new cases of prostate cancer were diagnosed last year and this number is estimated to reach 450,000 by 2015. In order to diagnose these new cases, there are roughly 1.5 million prostate biopsies per year with about 25 million men who have had at least one negative biopsy.  How can we improve diagnosis and treat all these patients?  Ideally, through a non-invasive, low cost, and effective therapy.  With a new, a three-pronged blood test, this improved standard of care may already be here.

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Depression, Editorials, Family Issues, Prostate, Relationships

Prostate and Breast Cancers Are More Similar Than You’d Think

It’s rare to find the words “prostate cancer” and “breast cancer” in the same sentence. After all, one (prostate cancer) affects only men. The other affects mostly women. But despite their differences, the two diseases actually have a lot in common, particularly in the way those diagnosed with either one evaluate their options and make decisions about treatment.

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Jim Morning, who lives in Dover, Delaware, got used to having regular physicals when he was in the Air Force, and after he retired, he continued doing so. For years, Jim’s physician had been monitoring Jim’s PSA levels (a blood test that can indicate the presence of prostate cancer) and everything was fine. But over time, Jim noticed that he was getting up at night to urinate more often than he used to, and he was having trouble completely emptying his bladder. Jim’s doctor ran another PSA test which came back high, and referred Jim to a urologist who did a biopsy. “After the biopsy, he told me to make a follow-up appointment and to bring someone with me,” says Morning, who brought his sister along. “I wasn’t sure why, but I did it anyway—and I’m glad I did.”

It was at that follow-up that the doctor told Jim that he had prostate cancer.
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