Many thanks to Dr Jimmy Lam for his contribution this week regarding the use of GreenLight laser therapy for the management of urinary symptoms related to an enlarged prostate. Dr Lam is a consultant urologist specialising in laparoscopy (keyhole surgery), robotic surgery and laser treatment for enlarged prostates. He works at Calvary North Adelaide Hospital,…

Many thanks to Dr David Ende for this excellent summary about urinary symptoms. Dr David Ende is a Urologist with current appointments at St Vincent’s General Hospital, St Vincent’s Private Hospital and Clinic, St Luke’s Hospital, Blacktown Hospital (South Western Area Health) and Westmead Private Hospital. Dr Ende completed his Urological training in 2000. He…

The way that we have managed and evaluated or abnormal PSA or prostatic specific antigen test has changed significantly over the last few years. The PSA test is the blood test in essence to assess the health of the prostate. Part of the issue that we have had with the test is that although it…

On the 1st of November a brave team will experience the adventure of a lifetime as they climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer. Among them will be Kate McInerny, a keen traveller who lost her father Frank to prostate cancer in December 2013. We had the pleasure of interviewing Kate…

We’ve seen Google Glass used by celebrities, adventurers and travellers. But what if it was used by doctors? For Dr Selene Parekh in North Carolina, Google Glass has become a welcome addition to his scrubs. Dr Parekh, an orthopedic surgeon at Duke Medical Center, recently wore his Google Glasses while he performed surgery on a…

This week’s blog is by Mr Ranjit Rao from Melbourne. Mr Rao graduated as a medical doctor in 1994 and subsequently as a Surgeon and Urologist in 2006. Though he now works as a Surgeon, Ranjit remains open minded to a Holistic approach and encourages patients to take control of their lives with proper diet,…

Many thanks to Prof Hema Semaratunga from Aquesta Pathology, who has kindly written our guest blog this week. In the following article Hema discusses some issues related to the Gleason score. As some of you might be aware the Gleason score is one of the characteristics we used to determine what type of prostate cancer…

Men can make their health a priority. Take action daily to live a stronger and healthier life. Each year, National Men’s Health Week is celebrated the week leading up to and including Father’s Day in the US, which is June 9-15, 2014. During this week, individuals, families, communities, and others work to raise awareness of…

For some time now there has existed some uncertainty about the role that 5 alpha reductase inhibitors (5ARis) may play in the development of prostate cancer. An earlier study had suggested that although reducing the risk of non-aggressive prostate cancers by around 30%, use of these agents might be responsible for a similar increase in…

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