Items Tagged ‘Dr. Christopher Saigal’

PSA test results can be affected by different factors

October 18th, 2017

PSA test results can be affected by different factors

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is a helpful measure in screening men for prostate cancer, a disease risk that increases considerably after age 50. At the same time, the test has limitations about which patients should be aware. The PSA test does not specifically check for prostate cancer itself, but rather for the presence of […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer screening, Dr. Christopher Saigal, men's health, prostate, prostate cancer, prostate cancer screening prostatitis, prostate-specific antigen, prostatectomy, prostatic hyperplasia, PSA, PSA levels


How prostate cancer patients can choose a treatment they won't regret

August 18th, 2017

How prostate cancer patients can choose a treatment they won’t regret

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology in July suggests that as many as 15 percent of patients who undergo treatment for prostate cancer later regret the treatment they choose. Dr. Christopher Saigal, vice chair of urology at UCLA, is trying to fix that. Prostate cancer is one of the more curable cancers […]

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Tags: cancer, clinical trial, clinical trials, Dr. Christopher Saigal, men's health, patient care, personalized medicine, prostate, prostate cancer, prostatectomy, surgery, urology


My Advice Is: Don’t Wait!

December 5th, 2016

My Advice Is: Don’t Wait!

By dmrl dmrl

As a physician in my early 60s, I was more than aware of the risk of prostate cancer, and had been monitoring my PSA levels off and on for a few years. I had a biopsy a few years ago which was normal, but the levels kept rising, slowly. Nonetheless, I felt great and the […]

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Tags: annual PSA, annual PSA tests, biopsy, cancer, Dr. Christopher Saigal, Men’s Health Awareness Month, MRI scan, pathology, patient stories, prostate cancer, PSA levels, surgery