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  • On call: Penile shortening post-prostatectomy

    On call: Penile shortening post-prostatectomy

    Q. I am trying to decide between a radical prostatectomy and radioactive seed therapy for my newly diagnosed prostate cancer. All the doctors I’ve consulted say I have very early disease (PSA 4.9, Gleason score 6) and that I should be cured either way. I’m basing my decision on side effects, but I need more […]

  • An option for low-risk prostate cancer

    An option for low-risk prostate cancer

    For some men, the smartest move after diagnosis may be to delay treatment and carefully watch the progression of the cancer. After a prostate biopsy confirms cancer, the next step might seem obvious: get treatment as soon as possible, either by removing the prostate gland entirely (radical prostatectomy) or zapping it with radiation. But immediate […]

  • Ask the doctor: Prostate cancer and multivitamins

    Ask the doctor: Prostate cancer and multivitamins

    Q. In the May 2014 issue, you reported on findings from the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT), which said that taking vitamin E and selenium raises the risk of prostate cancer. My multivitamin contains both of these nutrients. Should I worry? A. Based on what we know right now, there is no […]

  • Meditation may ease anxiety from active surveillance

    Meditation may ease anxiety from active surveillance

    In the Journals Men who follow the treatment strategy known as active surveillance for their prostate cancer may lower their anxiety and embrace healthier habits if they practice mindfulness meditation. Active surveillance is an option for men with low-risk prostate cancer that involves monitoring their condition through regular exams and tests. It is used to […]

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