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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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Prostate

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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Prostate

prostate active surveillanceProstate Cancer: An Aggressive Approach to Active Surveillance

“Active surveillance” is becoming increasingly common in the diagnosis and treatment of men with prostate cancer.   Richard Watson ran a successful company producing electric radiant heating systems and authored a handbook for his field, traveling as far as China to discuss international standards. He  raised five children and had three grandchildren. He enjoyed playing […]

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Prostate, Sex

HIFU prostate cancer treatmentHIFU: Exciting New Therapy for Prostate Cancer

June is Men’s Health Month and Prostate Cancer is the #1 most common cancer in men and the second cancer-causing death among men. In fact, 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed and there have already been 181,000 new cases this year. Until now, patients had very limited treatment options: chemotherapy/radiation or radical prostatectomy, both […]

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Family, Health, Prostate

My Reasons for Speaking Up about Prostate Cancer

The start of 2016 brought extraordinary news: my son, Ken Griffey Jr., was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Upon hearing the news, I was overwhelmed with happiness and pride. As we celebrated together as a family, I couldn’t help but feel thankful that I was around to witness this once-in-a-lifetime moment. When I […]

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