Archive for June, 2014

Delaying treatment for PSA-only relapse poses won’t hurt survival in some men

Charlie Schmidt

Editor, Harvard Medical School Annual Report on Prostate Diseases

Men who experience a spike in PSA but who have no symptoms after surgery or radiation therapy for prostate cancer can wait for up to two years before starting hormone therapy, according to a new study.

Erectile dysfunction drugs may protect against penis shrinkage after prostate surgery

Charlie Schmidt

Editor, Harvard Medical School Annual Report on Prostate Diseases

Some men have a slightly shorter penis after undergoing surgery to remove a cancerous prostate gland. A new study shows that taking an erectile dysfunction drug like Viagra or Cialis after surgery can prevent that from happening.