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Should I Get Screened for Prostate Cancer? A Look at the Evidence

By Dr. Wesley Ludwig, M.D. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is an enzyme secreted by the prostate gland. PSA produced in small amounts in the blood of men with healthy prostates is normal, but PSA is elevated in the presence of prostate cancer. PSA screening for prostate cancer was done routinely for years but has become a heavily […]

Patient Overcomes Prostate Cancer, Credits Dr. Sharpe

After surviving a trio of brain surgeries to remove a tumor, Victor Bedzyk, a retired electrical engineer, would face yet another health challenge: prostate cancer. In late 2016, Bedzyk received the news from Dr. Brent Sharpe. With Bedzyk’s prostate-specific antigen (PSA) numbers on the rise, Dr. Sharpe suggested a prostate biopsy. The test came back […]

MRI Guided Fusion Prostate Biopsy: A New Tool Against Prostate Cancer

By Dr. Jerry Yuan, M.D. Many advances have been made in the last decade in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. A great example is a prostate MRI guided biopsy or the fusion Bx. It represents a quantum leap forward when indicated. This allows for more accurate identification of those with elevated PSAs necessitating […]

Georgia Urology Patient Faces Prostate Cancer With Positivity

“You probably have prostate cancer.” When Jack Francisco heard those words from his primary care physician, they rattled his already challenging world. It was late summer 2010, and Jack’s wife, Lee, was in the midst of recuperating from her second breast cancer surgery. A financial planner by trade, Jack recognized he and his wife’s own […]

Prostate Cancer Rehabilitation

By Dr. Brent A. Sharpe, M.D. 1:9 men in the US will have prostate cancer. While that in itself can be frightening enough, many men also fear prostate cancer treatments. This fear mainly stems from the potential complications of erectile dysfunction, or ED, and urinary incontinence that may occur with curative therapy. The two most common […]

Cryosurgery: A Treatment for Prostate Cancer

By Dr. Barry M. Zisholtz, M.D., F.A.C.S. Many patients and physicians are aware of the more common treatments for prostate cancer, such as surgical removal of the gland and radiation therapy with or without seed implantation. However, some people have not heard of cryosurgery, a procedure that freezes a growth and destroys the tumor by […]

What Advances Have Been Made in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Prostate Cancer?

By Dr. Barry Zisholtz, M.D., F.A.C.S Featured in Atlanta Magazine Prostate cancer is the most common solid organ cancer in men. Last year there were 164,690 new cases, and 29,430 deaths related to prostate cancer. While the incidence varies in different countries, genetic makeup, diet, and exposure to carcinogens contribute to the development of the […]

Georgia Urology co-sponsors Community Conversation on Prostate Cancer presented by Bayer

Dr. Darrell Carmen joined event’s physician panel to boost disease awareness, proactivity Georgia Urology continued its local outreach by participating in another program to help boost prostate cancer awareness and proactivity among African-American men. This free-to-the-public event, entitled Bayer Presents Community Conversation on Prostate Cancer, took place 10 a.m. February 17 at Omega Psi Phi […]

Dr. Darrell Carmen appears on “Your Health Connection” radio show on Jazz 91.9 WCLK

September 21, 2017 — As a part of National Prostate Health Month, Dr. Darrell Carmen appeared on the season premiere of “Your Health Connection” on Jazz 91.9 WCLK to discuss the pervasive disease. The hour-long show was hosted by The Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD) and Paula Gwynn Grant and featured Dr. Shafiq Khan and […]