Prostate Cancer

Leading the Way in Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery

July 7, 2014  |  Prostate Cancer  

Doctors have made leaps and bounds lately in their understanding and treatment of prostate cancer, and this month Austin-based urologist Dr. Koushik Shaw was among the first doctors in the world to take another leap when he performed a robotic, laparoscopic prostatectomy on a patient using the state of the art DaVinci XI machine. Robotic […]

When does prostate cancer become life threatening?

May 18, 2014  |  Prostate Cancer  

Prostate cancer becomes life threatening when it has metastasized or spread into the body, such as the bones, brain, liver, or lungs. Prostate cancer is generally a slow growing disease; however once it has spread to other areas of the body it is considered aggressive and difficult to treat. Usually when any type of cancer […]

When to Get a Prostate Exam

March 12, 2014  |  Prostate Cancer  

We at Austin Urology Institute get a lot of questions about when it’s appropriate and effective to get a prostate exam, and when a prostate biopsy is ordered after that. Here are the general guidelines: When do I need a prostate exam? Prostate exams (along with PSA blood test) are part of prostate cancer screening. […]

Prostate Cancer and Your Urine: How Your Pee Could Save Your Life

September 30, 2013  |  Prostate Cancer  

Cancer.  It’s a terrifying concept.  It’s not so much the idea of what the disease does to you that worries most, it’s the fact there’s always the chance to avoid the consequences.  Sadly, not many people are aware of what’s happening to their bodies until it’s far too late.  Although, thanks to the power of […]

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