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Diagnosing Prostate Cancer

by Howard Frey, M.D., Medical Director, The Urologic Oncology Center, Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care

Posted on September 5, 2017

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men (after skin cancer), but it can be treated successfully. In fact, more than 2 million men in the U.S. count themselves as prostate cancer survivors. Most cases of prostate cancer occur in men older than 50, and two out of three cases are in men over 65.
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Does a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Require Treatment?

by Howard Frey, M.D., Medical Director, The Valley Hospital Urologic Oncology Center

Posted on September 13, 2016

From a patient perspective, hearing the word cancer is both frightening and shocking. In the case of prostate cancer, a diagnosis is initially made after a prostate biopsy based on the results of a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test or abnormal digital rectal examination. 
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Prostate Cancer — The Best Defense is Early Detection

by Howard Frey, M.D., Medical Director, The Valley Hospital Urologic Oncology Center

Posted on December 7, 2015

A recent article in The New York Times cited two studies from The Journal of the American Medical Association that found that fewer men are being screened for prostate cancer, and fewer early-stage cases are being detected. The number of cases has dropped not because the disease is becoming less common, according to the article, but because there is less effort to find it.
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Prostate Cancer — The Best Defense is Early Detection

by Howard Frey, M.D., Medical Director, The Valley Hospital Urologic Oncology Center

Posted on September 1, 2015

This month marks National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and many men age 50 and older will face the question: should I be screened for prostate cancer?
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To PSA or Not to PSA?

by Howard Frey, M.D., Medical Director, The Valley Hospital Urologic Oncology Center

Posted on September 8, 2014

A healthcare task force says no; a national urologic association says yes.  What’s a man to do?
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To PSA or Not to PSA?

by Howard Frey, M.D., Medical Director, The Valley Hospital Urologic Oncology Center

Posted on September 5, 2013

Most urologists say yes; the United States Preventive Task Force (USPTF), a governmental agency says no.
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