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When No News is Good News

This is an old adage, time tested, the “no news is good news” idea. When I used to drive home for weekends from university, my mother used to say that I shouldn’t promise to call when I got back to school, because surely she would hear if something bad happened, and if I promised and then forgot, she would worry. 1,002 more words

Cancer Challenges

No surgery or radiation. Just make my PSA go down!

To read this blog on the website and have access to subscribing and older posts click here. What if you could avoid all of the… 448 more words

General Prostate Cancer Issues

"Observation" in the management of low-risk prostate cancer

In an article in Recent Results in Cancer Research, Wilt argues (yet again)  that “observation” (i.e., something less than active surveillance and perhaps more like “watchful waiting”) is an entirely appropriate way to manage selected men with low-risk prostate cancer. 913 more words


The SPCG-4 trial: follow-up data after > 23 years

This week’s New England Journal of Medicine contains data from a fifth update to the Scandinavian Prostate Cancer Group Study Number 4 (SPCG-4) trial of radical prostatectomy vs. 939 more words


My Journey With Prostate Cancer

My Journey With Prostate Cancer

In 2012 I went for my annual physical.  While otherwise healthy, my doctor noticed something unusual and referred me to an urologist for a biopsy.  586 more words