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Risk for ED at up to 12 weeks after a systematic TRUS-guided prostate biopsy

There is nothing very new about the idea that prostate biopsies can affect erectile function in some patients (although we still have very little knowledge of about exactly why this occurs). 982 more words


Nine Month Checkup in the Books

I had my nine month check up yesterday. As always, it’s a bit of nervous tension in the room, which I try my best to defuse by saying┬áridiculously inappropriate things. 551 more words

Skin Cancer


On the 25th I went in to have the abnormal mole removed. Picture above is how it is 2 days later, when I took the dressing off and was able to gently wash it. 59 more words


Special Staining on Your Biopsies, Waste, Teaching, and CYA

This week I am working in the special stains area of Histology. That is where we stain your biopsy, a slide made from your biopsy actually, and add colors to it so pathologists can see things better. 486 more words


Breast Cancer Education: Understanding a Pathology Report

Not all breast cancers are the same. A biopsy is needed in order to diagnose breast cancer. Once biopsied, cells are sent to a lab for a pathology report. 628 more words

Breast Cancer

Pathway Genomics' Cancer Intercept test has a problem

Earlier this month The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink stated that the new liquid biopsy test being touted by Pathways Genomics was of no proven value in the diagnosis of prostate cancer and that we expected the U.S. 67 more words


The Results

Dear Kira,

Seeing you in the hospital like this was pretty terrifying. You love to play doctor but when it actually comes to going to the doctors you hate it. 331 more words