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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 [...]

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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