Join the Prostate Cancer Twitter Chat Monday

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In recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (September 2014), Patients and Research, Men’s Health Network and Ward Health will host a prostate cancer Twitter chat:

When: Monday, September 22nd
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT
Where: Twitter using #ProstateQA or via Patients and Research
Topics: Prostate cancer screening, risk factors, symptoms, and research

You can submit questions in advance by sending a Twitter message to @PatientMatters or through this form.

Joining the discussion will be David Taylor, Professor Emeritus UCL London and Men’s Health Network.

During the hour-long conversation you will learn about:

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Radiation For Prostate Cancer Has Proven Once Again That It Leads To More Complications Than Surgery

For men with prostate cancer, deciding whether to opt for radiation or surgical removal of the gland can be overwhelming. How does one decide with the risks such as the unpleasant side-effect of erectile dysfunction and incontinence? With prostate cancer the 2nd most common malignancy, second only to skin cancer. Unfortunately over 240,000 men are diagnosed with the disease every year, translating into 1 in every 6 men being affected by prostate cancer.

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Dominican Republic Names First Robotic Surgery Unit in Recognition of World-Renowned Surgeon, David B. Samadi, MD

Dr. David Samadi Attended the Inauguration of the Samadi Robotic Institute at HOMS and Performed the First-Ever Robotic Prostate Surgery in the Dominican Republic

This week, world-renowned robotic prostate surgeon, David B. Samadi, MD, joined President Danilo Medina of the Dominican Republic to inaugurate and unveil the first Samadi Robotic Surgical Institute at the Hospital Metropolitano de Santiago (HOMS), pioneering robotic surgery in the Dominican Republic. While there, Dr. Samadi was honored for his humanitarian efforts in prostate cancer, and performed the first-ever robotic prostate surgery in the Dominican Republic.

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Opening the Door to Men’s Health

Are men and women really that different? OK, how about if I drop the rhetoric, forget the biology and ask it again? Yup, still true, especially when it comes to medical care. [Read more...]

Sexual Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment – Dr. Drew Meets Prostate Cancer

He watched it for a year, and then he had it removed. Dr. Drew’s recent encounter with prostate cancer is, alas, a common story written by an all-too-familiar cancer. Trusting the intuition of his doctors, he played his cards beautifully and has undoubtedly trumped his opponent for good. Sex and the Prostate What drew me to this story was […]

Love Your Prostate in September

As we’re in the second half of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we find new tools and resources to help those affected by the condition – both those diagnosed with prostate cancer as well as loved ones of those diagnosed – which can answer a lot of basic questions about the condition. This month, positive coverage […]