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An Interesting Debate on PSA Testing

The Wall Street Journal published a very interesting article today with a debate on PSA testing between Richard Ablin, the person who discovered the prostate-specific antigen in 1970, and Oliver Sartor, Medical Director at Tulane Cancer Center in New Orleans.  To read the entire article pelase go to:  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444301704577631431570809256.html#

Urology Austin believes that while PSA is not a perfect test,

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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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LUGPA Study Underscores Prostate Cancer Secreening Saves Lives

In a comprehensive study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, PSA screening was shown to reduce the mortality rate of prostate cancer by 29 percent. The Large Urology Group Practice Association (LUGPA), representing more than 1,800 urologists, stated that today’s study confirmed what urologists and other healthcare providers have known for years—that PSA-based screening is a critical,

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Prostate Cancer & Obesity: A Deadly Combination

Prostate Cancer and Obesity: A Deadly Combination

That annoying spare tire that some men in Austin have dismissed as an inevitable part of the aging process may also fuel a more dangerous and life threatening situation –  prostate cancer. According to a recent study at Duke University Medical Center, obese men may carry up to six times more risk for developing this deadly cancer than men of normal weight.

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Dr. Michael Floyd on the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force Recommendations

In a previous post we issued a call to action for folks to protest the recent downgrade of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests to a “D” status. Urology Austin shares the AUA’s strong conviction that PSA testing to detect prostate cancer can and does save lives, and we continue to recommend that men who expect to live at least 10 more years have this test done.

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