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The Prostate Cancer Evolution

Prostate Cancer Treatment, Prostate Screening & Detection

The Prostate Cancer Evolution

By Tracy Gapin | July 18, 2016

Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic shift in prostate cancer detection and management. This can be attributed to a number of factors:
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Three things you can do to reduce your risk of prostate cancer

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Three things you can do to reduce your risk of prostate cancer

By Tracy Gapin | July 07, 2016

  My patients frequently ask if there is anything they can do to reduce their risk of prostate cancer. My answer is absolutely!
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Prostate Cancer Biomarkers – Making Sense of it All

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Prostate Cancer Biomarkers – Making Sense of it All

By Tracy Gapin | June 02, 2016

  With all of tests currently available for prostate cancer detection and management, many patients (and even their physicians) are confused and overwhelmed by it all.  What are biomarkers? How are [...]
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The PSA Blood Test – Why We Should Not Abandon PSA Testing

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The PSA Blood Test – Why We Should Not Abandon PSA Testing

By Tracy Gapin | March 17, 2016

PSA screening for prostate cancer certainly has its limitations but should not be abandoned. Widespread use of PSA screening for prostate cancer began in the early 1990’s. From 1992-2001, there was a [...]
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Focal HIFU Shows Promising Results

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Focal HIFU Shows Promising Results

By Tracy Gapin | February 23, 2016

For quite some time, Dr. Gapin at Sarasota Prostate Care has been a proponent of focal therapy in certain patients with localized prostate cancer. A recent prospective study out of Belgium [...]
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HIFU Receives FDA Approval for Prostate Cancer Treatment

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HIFU Receives FDA Approval for Prostate Cancer Treatment

By Tracy Gapin | February 11, 2016

Each year, approximately 220,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer, and those men and their families must decide what treatment option is best for their needs. For some, active surveillance is [...]
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Innovative Prostate Cancer Treatment Now Available in Sarasota Florida

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Innovative Prostate Cancer Treatment Now Available in Sarasota Florida

By Tracy Gapin | November 22, 2015

I would like to take a moment share with you some exciting news regarding HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound), a non-invasive prostate cancer treatment that is finally available for men in the [...]
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Two Prostate Cancer Tests You Probably Don’t Know About

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Two Prostate Cancer Tests You Probably Don’t Know About

By Tracy Gapin | November 04, 2015

  Not all prostate cancers are alike. Some are fairly indolent and do not require aggressive treatment. These cancers can often be managed with active surveillance, in which men are followed closely [...]
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HIFU Receives FDA Clearance as a Minimally Invasive Treatment for Prostate Tissue Ablation

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HIFU Receives FDA Clearance as a Minimally Invasive Treatment for Prostate Tissue Ablation

By Tracy Gapin | October 15, 2015

  The FDA has cleared a nonsurgical, minimally invasive treatment for prostate tissue ablation. This is the first High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) device to receive FDA regulatory [...]
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Four Reasons Why Men Should Embrace HIFU

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Four Reasons Why Men Should Embrace HIFU

By Tracy Gapin | October 06, 2015

Advancements in technology are changing the way prostate cancer is being treated. Men with prostate cancer now have more treatment options than the standard aggressive approaches of surgery or [...]
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