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15 09, 2017

September is prostate cancer awareness month

2017-09-22T16:10:38+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Categories: Laser Prostate News|

Did you know that September is prostate cancer awareness month? Chances are you may not because while prostate cancer is extremely common (the most common cancer in men after skin cancer according to the American Cancer Society), it isn’t talked about enough and the diagnosis and treatment options are often unclear. While the screening guidelines [...]

21 08, 2017

Prostate cancer survivor shares difficult decision to end sex life

2017-08-21T16:54:41+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Categories: Laser Prostate News|

A recent interview shares prostate cancer survivor, Eddie Soles', decision to end his sex life. While this a decision that some men are unfortunately faced with, for others, this doesn't have to be the case. With advances in technology and the ability to pinpoint the cancer using image-guidance, patients can undergo focal therapy to remove the cancer [...]

25 07, 2017

Surgery for early-stage prostate cancer is invasive and doesn’t save lives

2017-08-16T04:59:03+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Categories: LPCA Blog, Prostate Study|Tags: |

Based on two studies — one from the U.K. and one from the U.S. — and years of research, the message is clear. Surgery for early-stage prostate cancer is invasive and doesn’t save lives (click link read the full article). This is particularly important when you consider that many patients with prostate cancer don’t require [...]

13 07, 2017

New study shows regret associated with aggressive treatments

2017-08-16T04:23:42+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Categories: LPCA Blog|Tags: , |

A new study of almost one thousand men showed that men who chose to undergo aggressive treatment for prostate cancer including radical prostatectomy and radiation therapy are likely to have regrets regarding these choices. In fact, 15% of men in the study were regretful of their treatment decisions. One way to combat such an issue [...]

23 05, 2017

MRI may lower costs for prostate cancer treatment

2017-08-16T04:34:32+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Categories: LPCA Blog|Tags: , |

A recent study presents yet another great advantage to MRI-guided procedures. While advanced imaging may appear to be cost-prohibitive at first, using MRI early on to evaluate prostate cancer can not only spare patients from having invasive transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) biopsies, but can also save health care costs for patients, health plans and hospitals. In [...]

10 05, 2017

Laser Prostate Centers of America Joins Forces with Francisco Gelpi, M.D., M.P.H. of Houston Metro Urology

2017-07-23T04:13:08+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Categories: LPCA Blog|Tags: , |

HOUSTON, May 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Laser Prostate Centers of America (LPCA) announces that Francisco Gelpi, M.D., M.P.H. of Houston Metro Urology has joined forces with LPCA to bring comprehensive care to patients suffering from prostate cancer. Dr. Gelpi received his Master’s in Public Health from Harvard University in Boston where he also did his fellowship in Urologic Oncology. Prior to this, he completed his [...]

1 05, 2017

Laser Prostate Centers of America to Speak at Tex US TOO Meeting

2017-07-23T04:12:47+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Categories: LPCA Blog|Tags: , |

HOUSTON, May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Xavier Garcia-Rojas, MD, PhD, MBA will be speaking at Houston’s Tex US TOO meeting on Monday, May 8, 2017 to discuss imaging techniques and options for prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment. The event, beginning at 7pm, is free and open to the public. It will be held at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church located at 3471 Westheimer [...]

19 03, 2017

Role of MRI and MR guided biopsy in prostate cancer

2017-08-16T05:10:00+00:00 March 19th, 2017|Categories: LPCA Blog, Prostate Study|

Originally published in the Tex US TOO March newsletter. Tex US TOO is an organization that helps men diagnosed with prostate cancer lead healthy and productive lives by offering unbiased information, peer counseling, fellowship, and emotional support. PSA levels, digital rectal exam, and urinary symptoms can help alert men to be evaluated for underlying disease, [...]

28 02, 2017

Diagnostic accuracy of multi-parametric MRI and TRUS biopsy for prostate cancer

2017-07-23T04:10:05+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Categories: LPCA Blog|Tags: , |

 By Carlos R. Hamilton III, M.D. At Laser Prostate Centers of America, we believe that everyone should understand their options before selecting a treatment path. We aim to provide information to patients and equip them with the knowledge to make an informed decision for their health. In the spirit of sharing information, here [...]

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