Treated in only 3 VISITS!   214.379.2700
  • Searching for the Genes that Cause Aggressive Prostate Cancer

    According to research, two genes are working together to drive the most aggressive form of prostate cancer. These findings can help to test and identify tumors that are likely to be aggressive and lead to developing a combination therapy for the disease. The two genes known as FOXM1 and CENPF have been implicated in cancer before, but none of...

  • Foods for a Healthy Prostate

    The prostate gland is vital in the sexual health of men. It is the organ responsible for producing the fluid that transports sperm during orgasm.  A healthy prostate leads to effective sexual function of the body. Prostate health can be achieved through proper nutrition. Eating the right foods meant for prostate health can help to protect and prevent prostate cancer....

  • Androgen Deprivation Therapy Produces a Synergistic Effects During Radiation

    Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) enhances radiation therapy by regulating DNA repair. Since the prostate cancer cells thrive on dihydrotestosterone and testosterone, which are androgens. The prostate gland and PCa cells depend on androgens for their growth. The androgens are mediums through which the activity of the healthy and cancerous cells is monitored. They help to activate androgen receptors which in...

  • Relationship between Prostate Cancer and Race

    Prostate cancer is associated with various factors. These factors include; age, family history, race/ethnicity, geography, and gene changes. There are other factors though their impact on causing prostate cancer is lower. These factors include; obesity, diet, smoking, chemical exposure, sexually transmitted diseases, vasectomy and prostate inflammation. The article will focus on race risk. Risk factors can accelerate your chances of...

  • Why Prostate Cancer Screening is Essential

    A lot of debate has surrounded the idea of annual prostate cancer screening. The slow-growing nature of prostate cancer gives mixed ideas on whether men should take the PSA test or not. It is possible for men to live a healthy life with untreated prostate cancer in an approach known as Active Surveillance, especially in older men. But when...

  • Why Screening for Prostate Cancer is Important in Metastatic Cases

    A diagnosis for metastatic prostate cancer has a 30% five-year survival rate. The regional or local disease has almost a 100% survival rate. Patients diagnosed with localized but aggressive prostate cancer can receive curative treatment. But for men with metastatic disease, the treatments will not be curative, but will only slow the progression of the disease. That is why...

  • Are Men Aged 70 Eligible for a PSA Test?

    The American Cancer Society states that most men are diagnosed with prostate cancer around the age of 66. A PSA is a blood screening that is conducted to find prostate-specific antigens in the bloodstream. A normal PSA level varies with age. The test results for PSA are reported as nanograms of PSA per milliliter of blood. High levels of PSA...

  • How Often Should Men Take PSA Tests?

    Several years ago, men were recommended to have routine PSA tests at the age of 50. But because most of them were subjected to unnecessary surgery and radiation treatments that resulted in severe side effects, research suggested that not all men should get the test. Today, it is recommended that some men should undergo PSA testing after consultation with their...