Do urologists practice what they preach…about PSA screening?

We believe that PSA screening is helpful. Sometimes it is not the actual number but the trend line of several PSA’s that helps guide decision making. I have told patient’s many times, “Your PSA is abnormal…but it is normal for you.”

Prostate Diaries

DSC_0380from Medscape.com

BOSTON — Physicians who routinely treat prostate cancer are “very likely” to undergo PSA screening themselves or recommend it to immediate family members, concludes a survey-based study presented here at the American Urological Association (AUA) 2017 Annual Meeting.

In total, 784 (90%) of the 869 physician respondents endorsed past or future screening for themselves or for relatives.

The survey respondents were mostly urologists (83%) and mostly came from North America (68%), as well as Central and South America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

Less overwhelmingly, only 61% of the 807 male respondents had personally undergone PSA screening. However, 94% of the “screen eligible” men said they had taken a PSA test, clarified lead study author Christopher Wallis, MD, from the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Awkwardly, Dr Wallis did not know the age the AUA recommends most men start screening, when asked by a reporter. He guessed 50…

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An Introduction To Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is more common in people who smoke and the most common presenting symptom is blood in the urine.

St. Louis Missouri Urologists

Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men within the United States. You’ll find it takes place in women, though it is more uncommon compared to males. Although numerous things are thought to raise the danger of developing bladder cancer, smoking is certainly the most significant single risk factor. The signs of bladder cancer can include blood in the urine, painful urination, and increased regularity of urination.

Diagnosis and Preliminary Treatment

Most bladder cancers are identified with the help of cystoscopy, a process wherein the urologist views at the inside of the bladder with fiberoptic scope. When tumor has been seen, it’ll usually be eliminated with a procedure referred to as Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor or TURBT.

Superficial or Invasive?

prostate cancer sexual health interstitial cystic treatments urology male infertility radical cystectomy procedure urology surgeryWhenever bladder cancer is completely removed, the urologist and pathologist decide if the tumor is superficial (limited to the lining of the bladder) or invasive (the cancer…

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