Items Tagged ‘prostate cancer’

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


Prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment have evolved. Here’s where we are:

July 3rd, 2017

Prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment have evolved. Here’s where we are:

By Tami Dennis tamidennis

If you’re a man of a certain age, or someone who loves him, the thought of prostate cancer is never far away. After all, the disease is the most common cancer diagnosis in men, and the likelihood increases with age. That’s why researchers and physicians worldwide are working to improve diagnoses and treatments. No one […]

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Tags: diagnosis, Dr. Mark Litwin, prostate cancer, treatment, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center


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


Overcoming bad genes

August 8th, 2016

Overcoming bad genes

By uclahealth uclahealth

National Sons and Daughters Day on August 11 is a good excuse to celebrate all the things you love about your children, including those you’ve passed down to them: your crooked smile, your curly hair, your goofy sense of humor. But there are some genetic legacies ­– like a family history of diabetes, heart disease […]

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Tags: bad genes, BRCA genes, breast cancer, cancer, children, childrens health, cigarettes, colorectal cancer, diabetes, diet, DNA, environmental factors


Colorectal Cancer: Tommy Chong talks colorectal cancer, colostomy bags and the healing power of humor

June 3rd, 2016

Colorectal Cancer: Tommy Chong talks colorectal cancer, colostomy bags and the healing power of humor

By uclahealth uclahealth

Tommy Chong has had many identities in his decades-long career: comedian (he’s half of the Grammy Award-winning comedy duo Cheech & Chong), actor,

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Tags: cancer, colon cancer screening, colorectal cancer, colorectal surgery, colostomy bag, Dr. Kevork Kazanjian, featured, marijuana suppositories, National Cancer Survivorship Day, patient stories, prostate cancer, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


June 29th, 2010

HIFU Treatment for recurrent prostate cancer – Dwight’s Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

Dwight Baird’s prostate cancer had returned after he initially received external beam radiation treatment 22 years ago. He wasn’t a candidate for further radiation or surgery to remove the prostate so his options were limited. Dwight chose a new non-invasive treatment currently only being offered through clinical trials at academic sites in the United States […]

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Tags: beam radiation, cancer, clinical trials, Dr. Allan Pantuck, Dr. Leonard Marks, external beam radiation, HIFU, HIFU technology, HIFU treatment, high intensity focused ultrasound, prostate cancer, PSA levels


May 18th, 2009

Robotic Surgery to remove Prostate Cancer

By uclahealth uclahealth

  Barry Broughton is a successful marketing executive who has traveled the world and faced a lifetime of challenges. But few challenges would be as difficult as the diagnosis he received last year of prostate cancer. Barry’s cancer was diagnosed following a test called a PSA, or prostate-specific antigen test, which measures a protein produced […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Robert Reiter, patient stories, prostate cancer


October 1st, 2008

Poster Boy for Early Detection of Prostate Cancer

By uclahealth uclahealth

Carson Lev is the poster boy for early detection of prostate cancer. Although he was a regular at the annual Cruisin’ For A Cure car show, which raises money for research at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, he avoided the free, on-site prostate cancer screening tests offered to men over 40. Although hounded by friend […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Jean deKernion, prostate cancer, PSA, UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, urology