Prostate Cancer Blog

"My GP Just Doesn't Believe in PSA"

Posted on March 06, 2015

“My GP just doesn’t believe in PSA”, a new patient told me today. He was referred to me with an elevated PSA drawn elsewhere and some subtle changes on rectal exam. Unfortunately I am starting to hear this exact refrain with greater frequency. When the US Preventative Services Task

A Response to the Canadian Task Force on Preventative Health Recommendations on PSA Testing

Posted on October 29, 2014

Monday, the Canadian Task Force on Preventative Health Care (CTFPHC) issued a statement on the use of the PSA test in screening men for prostate cancer.  In summary a blanket recommendation was made that PSA screening should not be offered across all age groups.  In many ways this is

The relationship between Vasectomy and Prostate Cancer: An old idea Revisited

Posted on July 26, 2014

Last week, I realized that patients coming to my office seeking vasectomies required an additional piece in their counseling.   What led to this change? Earlier this month a study out of Harvard University suggested an association between vasectomy and lethal prostate cancer. Published in