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Elevated PSA – Urology Austin Takes the Fear Out of Prostate Cancer Screening

There are few things men look forward to less than a prostate screen exam. Screening is looking for cancer (elevated psa) before a person has any symptoms. When abnormal cells or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat. By the time symptoms appear, cancer may have begun to spread. Scientists are trying to better understand which people are more likely to get certain types of cancer by studying things we do and things around us to see if they cause cancer.

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Prostate Health and Prostate Cancer

 

Like heart health, prostate health should be taken very seriously by men of all ages. Since June is recognized as Men’s Health Month nationwide, now is a good time to be reminded of some common issues affecting the male prostate gland.The most serious is prostate cancer, which we routinely diagnose and treat here at Urology Austin.

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How Safe is Long Term Testosterone Replacement Therapy Use?

 

For as long as testosterone replacement therapy has been used to treat men suffering from low testosterone, or ‘Low T’, there have been skeptics arguing that it increases the risk of prostate cancer. Recent research from The Journal of Urology of the American Urological Association, suggests otherwise. Experts say if testosterone therapy is prescribed under proper guidelines,

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New Device Could Change How Prostate Cancer is Detected

 

A chemist from Brigham Young University and his students created a new device that could change how doctors detect prostate cancer and kidney disease. Instead of invasive blood draws, the device uses urine.

A tiny tube is lined with DNA sequences that latch onto disease markers in the urine. Urine that flows freely through the tube translates to a clean bill of health.

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New Study Says Taking Breaks from Hormone Treatment for Prostate Cancer May Not Be Beneficial

A new study sponsored by the National Cancer Institute looking at more than 1,500 men with metastatic prostate cancer, finds taking periodic breaks from hormonal therapy is less effective than continuous therapy for certain men with the disease.

Approximately 250,000 to 350,000 American men are currently receiving hormonal therapy for prostate cancer. This treatment,

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