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New Prostate Cancer Test May Remove The Need For Painful Biopsies
2014-04-08 09:00:53

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Globally, over one million men a year have prostate tissue samples taken to check for signs of prostate cancer. This procedure can involve up to 12 large biopsy needles and has been called barbaric by Mayo Graduate School of Medicine Professor Matthew Gettman. As well, it reveals that 70 percent of the men undergoing the procedure do not have cancer. Beyond being unnecessarily painful and risky for the patient, the procedure is...

2014-04-08 04:22:15

2014: The Year of Innovation in Men's Health, According to New York Urology Specialists NEW YORK, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Men have lower life expectancy than women. This discrepancy is especially pronounced for African American men who live 6 fewer years than women. According to the CDC, life expectancy in the US is 76 years for men compared to 81 for women. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140408/NY00250LOGO Over the past 25 years, care for diseases that affect women...

2014-04-07 12:47:39

A new genetic "signature" to identify prostate cancer patients who are at high risk of their cancer recurring after surgery or radiotherapy has been developed by researchers in Canada, the 33rd conference of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO33) in Vienna will hear today (Saturday). Professor Robert Bristow will tell the conference that although surgery and precision radiotherapy are the mainstays of treatment for cancer that is confined to the prostate, the cancer...

2014-04-03 12:29:05

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer has been selected as one of 2014 Best Nonprofits to work for by The NonProfit Times' annual survey. ZERO ranked 44 in a group of top-tier nonprofits nationwide. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130129/DC50244LOGO "We're honored to be recognized as one of the top 50 best nonprofits to work for in the U.S.," said ZERO's CEO Jamie Bearse. "This great distinction is reflected in the dedication...

2014-04-02 23:00:36

The segment will follow a man suffering from BPH, and his wife through their struggles with his enlarged prostate, how he found relief through an in-office procedure, and the quality of life improvements they have experienced since he had the procedure. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Urologix, Inc. (OTCQB:ULGX) the leading provider of in-office procedures for the safe, durable and effective treatment of BPH, today announced that it will be featured on the televised series In View,...

2014-04-02 12:31:25

Positive Coverage Decision Adds More Than 26 Million Covered Lives PLEASANTON, Calif., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NeoTract, Inc., today announced that Aetna US Healthcare published an update to their BPH Clinical Policy Bulletin 0079 that provides a significant coverage opportunity for the NeoTract UroLift® implant procedure. The policy states that the Prostatic Urethral Lift procedure, which employs the UroLift implant, is considered medically necessary for members with benign...

2014-04-01 23:31:57

‘An ongoing clinical investigation at the Department of Urology at The Mikaelyan Institute of Surgery shows that men with BPH and chronic prostatitis, who have used Dr. Allen’s therapeutic device since April 2013, get better and recover without medications and surgeries,’ shares Professor Ivan Aghajanian, the head of this clinical trial. London, GB (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 British and Armenian medical doctors have joined forces on researching a non-invasive therapeutic way of treating...

2014-03-26 23:02:58

Over 200 men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and chronic prostatitis have been taking part in a clinical trial of Dr Allen’s Device at the Department of Urology at The Mikaelyan Institute of Surgery since April 2013. The head of this new clinical study Professor Ivan Aghajanyan has been interviewed by a leading Armenian newspaper Hraparak saying that Dr. Allen’s Device has helped many men to recover from BPH and chronic prostatitis without medications. London, UK (PRWEB) March...

2014-03-25 23:27:24

Urologix will participate in a BPH hands-on simulation session on Saturday, March 29 at the upcoming “2014 Scottsdale Summit” a multi-institutional, post-graduate conference for general urologists, presented by the Department of Urology at Rush University Medical Center. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Urologix, Inc. (OTCQB:ULGX), the market leader for In-Office BPH Therapy, today announced it will participate in “The 2014 Scottsdale Summit” presented by the Rush University...

2014-03-24 12:30:43

Prostate Size, Severe Symptoms Not a Barrier to Success, Say Interventional Radiologists About Nonsurgical Prostate Artery Embolization SAN DIEGO, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shrinking the prostate without surgery can provide long-term relief to men with this common condition that causes annoying symptoms, such as frequent trips to the bathroom, suggests a study of nearly 500 men. According to research being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 39th...


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Prostate
2013-03-04 15:21:55

The male prostate gland acts as an exocrine gland in the male reproductive system. It is a firm, partly muscular, chestnut sized gland near the neck of the urethra in males. Formation and Orientation The prostate is usually formed within the ninth week of the embryonic stage in reproductive development. The prostate can be separated into either “lobes” or “zones”. When looking at a prostate divided into zones, there are four distinct regions. The first zone is the Peripheral...

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