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Barriers to Prostate Cancer Research in Black Men Identified

Barriers to Prostate Cancer Research in Black Men Identified

A lack of understanding of terminology, health care system distrust, and a lack of prostate cancer knowledge are among the barriers to genomic testing for prostate cancer and prostate cancer research participation among black men.

Better Efforts Needed for Cancer Patients With Pessimistic Illness Perceptions

Among cancer survivors, illness perception may affect patient health-related quality of life and mortality.

PSA Testing Not Recommended for Prostate Cancer Screening

Odds of choosing screening up for men with family history, African descent, low socioeconomic status.

Opinion

REM Sleep Behavior Disorder: A Clinical Challenge

REM sleep behavior disorder is commonly seen in older men, and symptoms include violent muscle movements or fighting during the night.

Are prostate biopsies linked to the spread of cancerous cells?

Cases of prostate biopsies resulting in the spread of cancerous cells are rare.

What in the world is Vasalgel?

A form of male birth control called Vasalgel, which works by injecting a polymer gel into the vas deferens, is being developed in the United States.

Clinical Features

Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines on Testosterone Therapy in Men With Hypogonadism

Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines on Testosterone Therapy in Men With Hypogonadism

Testosterone therapy is recommended in men with hypogonadism to correct symptoms of testosterone deficiency. Men who are otherwise healthy do not need to be screened for hypogonadism.

Risk of Alzheimer dementia after androgen deprivation therapy

Risk of Alzheimer dementia after androgen deprivation therapy

A recent cohort study evaluated the risk of developing Alzheimer dementia after ADT in 16,888 men with prostate cancer, 14.2% of whom were treated with ADT.

Legal Advisor

When Does a Doctor's Obligation to a Patient End?

When Does a Doctor's Obligation to a Patient End?

A urologist did not communicate a patient's abnormal PSA test result because the patient switched to another urologist.

After Radical Prostatectomy, Patient Learns He Never Had Prostate Cancer

After Radical Prostatectomy, Patient Learns He Never Had Prostate Cancer

Dr. B, 57, was a urologist with a busy private practice. One of his patients was Mr. O, 69, who had an abnormal PSA result.

Urologist Pays Heavy Price After Discounting Complaints from Annoying Patient

Urologist Pays Heavy Price After Discounting Complaints from Annoying Patient

Dr. L, 68, was busy. His urology practice was booming and he felt compelled to shuffle patients in and out quickly. As a sole practitioner for close to 30 years, he had specific ideas of how he wanted his office to run.

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