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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 [...]

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 [...]

9 02, 2017

The role of MRI in prostate cancer diagnosis

2017-07-23T04:09:23+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Categories: LPCA Blog|Tags: , |

By Xavier Garcia-Rojas, M.D., Ph.D, M.B.A. MRI is increasingly being found to be a very good tool for detecting prostate cancer. I’d like to give a short background on how MRI works, and specifically how it relates to diagnosing disease in the prostate. Inside the MRI is a strong magnet. The strength of the [...]

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