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Prostate Management Technology

  • Advances in knowledge, science and technology are helping Urologists make life-changing difference to patients who suffer Erectile Dysfunction (ED) according to Dr Phillip Katelaris. … Read More

  • Prostate cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in Australia. Based on the findings of the Australian Institute of Heath and Welfare, an estimated 18,130 new cases of prostate cancer have been diagnosed so far in 2016, alongside an estimated 3,400 deaths due to the disease.

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  • Just as all prostate diseases are not the same, it seems that not all prostate cancers are either. Studies undertaken in Cambridge and Stockholm have identified five different sub-types of prostate cancer – a finding which could enable healthcare practitioners to develop targeted and personalised prostate cancer treatment plans for their patients.

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  • Further advances in imaging for the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer.

    The challenge of managing prostate cancer in the modern era is to risk stratify patients so that they are neither
    under nor over-treated. New imaging techniques now allow specific localization of prostate cancers facilitating targeted biopsy and appropriate treatments.

    Multiparametric MRI

    Multiparametric prostate MRI scanning has increased the diagnostic accuracy for the detection of prostate cancer. It
    has decreased the number of negative prostate biopsies and is rapidly developing as a reliable, non-invasive means of monitoring men on active surveillance programs for low risk prostate cancers.

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    A 30 minute MRI evaluation of the prostate gland measures 4 separate tumour characteristics to detect significant lesions.

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