This site is dedicated to raising awareness about the gross overtreatment of prostate cancer. Urologists have been removing men's prostates for years even when the diagnosis shows low-grade disease that is considered indolent or slow growing. "Celebrity" urologists with posh surgery centers have their well-known patients blogging about how thankful they are to have had their prostate removed.
It's time to wake up. Time for men, and their loved ones, to be strong self advocates and learn the reasons why surgery is not necessary for this disease. Do not make the decision to have surgery without knowing the risks of the permanent and life-altering side effects that go along with it along with the rates of recurrence. Invest in the research -- you are worth it.
One thing we know is that the science is clear: Removing the prostate, or radical prostatectomy (RP), has no better outcome for prostate cancer than non-surgical treatment options.
NEWS & RESEARCH
- Prebiopsy multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) paired with targeted biopsy can improve the detection of clinically significant prostate cancer, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open. Identifying high-risk from …Read More »
- Men with localized prostate cancer (PCa) who undergo prostatectomy report worse urinary incontinence through 5 years compared with other management options, according to new study findings published in JAMA. Patients …Read More »
- If a male’s PSA (prostate specific antigen) has risen rapidly in recent years, he should not have a biopsy if his clinical exam is normal and the total PSA …Read More »
- Cancer is almost always diagnosed by biopsy, a surgical procedure that removes tissue samples from tumors. The samples are viewed under a microscope by a pathologist to determine the …Read More »
- Erectile dysfunction (ED) can occur after prostate biopsy, but the reasons for this are unclear. Some men do recover their function in a few months, however. When a man …Read More »