Prostate Cancer

Bladder Diverticulum: A Scary Word For A Not-So-Scary Condition

February 22, 2016  |  Bladder  Enlarged Prostate  Men's Health  Prostate Cancer  

Don’t be intimidated by the long Latin word. A diverticulum is an outpouching in the bladder, when an abnormal sac or pouch forms at a weak point in the bladder wall. It can be congenital, as in present at birth, or it can develop later in life. Normally, the bladder is relaxed when it is either […]

Can Prostate Cancer Spread to the Bladder?

December 15, 2015  |  Bladder  Men's Health  Prostate Cancer  

When caught early and treated, patients with prostate cancer have a high chance of being cancer-free after surgery. This will depend on the grade and extent of the cancer, as well as the patient’s other medical problems. While prostate cancer is considered a slow-growing cancer, it is still important to follow-up, and have proper screening […]

What to expect after a prostate biopsy

November 10, 2015  |  Enlarged Prostate  Men's Health  Prostate Cancer  

Dr. Koushik Shaw and the Austin Urology Institute team are experts on the prostate. One of the more common questions we’re asked is what happens after a prostate biopsy. See also: Prostate Cancer – Stages, Risks, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention A prostate biopsy is usually performed when there is a high suspicion of prostate cancer […]

Robotic Prostate Surgery and Robotic Prostatectomy

November 3, 2015  |  Men's Health  Prostate Cancer  

Prostate cancer is a scary diagnosis for any family, but it’s important to remember that prostate cancer, if detected early, can be effectively treated and even cured. The AUA (American Urological Association) recommends that men between the ages of 55-75 be screened on a yearly basis with a PSA blood test and rectal prostate exam. […]

Robotic Surgery vs Traditional Open Surgery for Prostate Cancer

August 4, 2015  |  Prostate Cancer  

September is National Prostate Health Month, and as part of Austin Urology Institute’s mission to promote men’s health and educate men about their healthcare options, we’ve put together a handy chart that compares Da Vinci robotic surgery with traditional open surgery for the treatment of prostate cancer. Dr. Shaw and the AUI team have been at […]

What You Need to Know About Your Prostate

June 11, 2015  |  Men's Health  Prostate Cancer  

You are going to put your finger where? As a male you are getting older and the inevitable happens, you wind up at your doctors office with your pants down, asked to turn over and the doctor explains where his finger is going. You take a deep breath and let it happen, it is for […]

Prostate Cancer Myths and Facts

May 17, 2015  |  Prostate Cancer  

Despite increased awareness about prostate cancer detection and prevention, many men still have questions about the best way to keep themselves safe from the disease. Dr. Shaw has been practicing urology in Austin for over a decade and is well-equipped to dispel a few prostate cancer myths and answer some common questions. Not Every Man […]

Is prostate cancer hereditary?

October 20, 2014  |  Prostate Cancer  

Men with a family history of prostate cancer are at an increased risk of developing the disease. The risk correlates with the number of first-degree relatives (father, brother or uncle) affected by prostate cancer and the age at onset. It important to begin screening around age 40 if you have family history of prostate cancer.

Screening Guidelines for Prostate Cancer

October 15, 2014  |  Prostate Cancer  

Approximately 15% of men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer over the course of their lives. It’s vital that all men be aware of the risks and be vigilant about screening. What are the recommended prostate cancer screenings? Prostate cancer screening includes the prostate exam and PSA blood test. Screening begins at age 55, and […]

Prostate Exam FAQs

August 14, 2014  |  Prostate Cancer  

Do prostate exams hurt? The prostate is located deep in the pelvis in between the bladder and rectum. In order to access the prostate for an exam, a finger is inserted into the rectum. This is referred to as a “digital rectal exam,” and allows for evaluation of size and masses of tumors. Also, the […]

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