Category: Prostate

Prostate, Sex

he who knows his bodyHe Who Lives in His Body Knows His Body Best

The Case of the Year is an actual patient of The Turek Clinics. Ever feel that you know something before you actually know it? Call it premonition, intuition, hunch, instinct or just plain “gut” feeling. Powerful stuff. Especially when we combine the right brain’s “gut” with the left brain’s rationality to weigh choices and act. Not […]

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Other Cancers, Prostate

rapid radiologyRapid Radiation Therapy That Takes a Fraction of the Time

Faster treatment is possible for more cancers, thanks to hypofractionated radiotherapy. Faster isn’t always better, but in the case of radiation therapy for some cancers, accelerating radiation courses can help patients get on the road to recovery sooner. Today, about half of people with cancer are treated with radiation therapy, or radiotherapy. This treatment, which was […]

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do you need a prostate examDo You Really Need a Prostate Check?

This is one of many important questions we ask urologist Preston Sprenkle, MD, about prostate cancer. Having a prostate exam might rank right up there with filing your taxes or cleaning the gutters (or maybe it even tops that list). But, it could be helpful to think in a different way about getting your prostate […]

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Deciding to Use HIFU for Prostate Cancer Treatment

According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, after skin cancer and there will be 161,360 new diagnoses this year alone. With that in mind, I thought I’d share my story. At a routine check-up, my physician ran a battery of tests and noticed my PSA (prostate-specific antigen) count […]

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Four Things Every Man Needs to Know after a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Men diagnosed with prostate cancer find assurance in discussing the state of their disease and treatment options in detail. Understanding grade, stage, prognosis and treatments prepares the patient for making an informed treatment decision, and can actually bring comfort and confidence, since most prostate cancers are very curable. While three choices have dominated treatment — […]

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