Prostate Cancer

The “Quality of Life” Items Your Doctor Often Forgets

November 30, 2019  |  Bladder  Enlarged Prostate  Erectile Dysfunction  Incontinence  Kidney Cancer  Kidney Health  Kidney Stones  Men's Health  Prostate Cancer  Vasectomy  

During my medical school and training, I, along with other medical professionals were taught how to properly analyze, diagnose, and treat a wide variety of disease processes. While learning “how to doctor,” patient encounters were typically rote and followed a fairly strict protocol and ritual: obtain a history, perform a physical exam, provide an assessment […]

What age should I get a prostate exam?

October 15, 2019  |  Enlarged Prostate  Men's Health  Prostate Cancer  

Prostate health is one of the most important concerns for men as they age. Prostate cancer awareness is a mainstream concern and more and more men are feeling comfortable discussing prostate health with their doctors. Still, there’s some confusion about when to get a prostate exam or if it’s advisable to get a prostate exam. […]

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – Fox Austin

October 8, 2019  |  Prostate Cancer  TV Appearances  Uncategorized  

Dr. Shaw joined Good Day Austin to raise awareness of prostate cancer and what you need to keep yourself (or the men in your life) safe.

A Scary Stat for African-American Males

May 15, 2019  |  Enlarged Prostate  Prostate Cancer  

Scary Stats About Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer is terrifying. It’s not hard to see why, either. Prostate cancer is a significant health problem in the United States with about one in nine men diagnosed in their lifetime. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men (not including skin cancer). As if its prevalence wasn’t […]

Don’t Stress About Prostatectomies Until Reading This

April 25, 2019  |  Enlarged Prostate  Prostate Cancer  Robotic Surgery  

Are You At Risk? At some point in his lifetime, approximately one out of nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, a disease that typically develops in older men, with about six out of ten cases of prostate cancer occurring in men aged 65 or older. A radical prostatectomy is a surgical treatment option […]

The Benefits of Beer and Bourbon for BPH

March 19, 2019  |  Bladder  Enlarged Prostate  Prostate Cancer  

Fighting the Frequency Have you found yourself fighting the frequency to urinate far more often than you used to? Is that frequency even more notable at night, and when you do make it to the toilet, is difficulty urinating and a weak urine stream starting to become apparent? If you’re a man over the age […]

Are Robots Replacing Doctors? Da Vinci Robotics

March 7, 2019  |  Bladder  Kidney Cancer  Prostate Cancer  Robotic Surgery  

Growing Out of Modernity There has been an impressive number of medical advancements over the years, from 3D-printed organs to bionic eyes to full facial transplants. Included in that category is a classification of surgery that was named after one of the most pioneering men of our time: Leonardo da Vinci. A widely comprehensive technology […]

Know When to Go – Prostate Cancer Screening

February 11, 2019  |  Prostate Cancer  

Heade the Alarm Your PSA is high. It’s gone up. Repeatedly. And you’ve heard your doctor share some concerns about the risk of prostate cancer due to your PSA increasing. You hear the word cancer and suddenly, you’re beginning to wonder if it’s time to search for the top urological cancer surgeon in Texas and […]

What’s So Rad About a Radical Prostatectomy?

January 22, 2019  |  Prostate Cancer  Robotic Surgery  

Not a laughing matter  We all joke about the ol’ ‘Turn your head, and cough’, but approximately one out of nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, and that’s nothing to giggle at. Prostate cancer is a disease that typically develops in more mature men, with about six out of ten […]

ProstateNext: Genetic Testing for Prostate Cancer

October 2, 2018  |  Prostate Cancer  

Genetic testing is here and it is changing the way we approach prostate cancer screening for patients AND their families.  The genes you inherit from your parents can play a huge role in determining your risk for prostate cancer. Research has identified several inherited genes that can increase your risk for the development of prostate […]