Some humor to start the day. There’s always plenty of humorous material in urology and men’s health.
This is some of the takeaways from the AUA meeting this past week. Today we focus on prostate cancer. Is metabolic syndrome a risk factor of prostate cancer (PrCa)? Cosimo De Nunzio, Department of Urology, Ospedale Sant Andrea, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy presented a study of 309 patients with a median age of 68 of… [Read More]
I’m going to cut to the chase. (I think there’s a pun here :)) Eating red meat does NOT cause prostate cancer and does NOT make prostate cancer worse after diagnosis. But there’s a caveat. Here’s what you need to know: Processed meats, maybe due to nitrites in them used as preservatives, can increase prostate cancer risk… [Read More]
New 2019 Dirty Dozen list The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently announced the 2019 Dirty Dozen list. The EWG dirty dozen are those fruits and vegetables most contaminated with pesticides and herbicides that might be harmful to your health. The biggest surprise here is Kale, now part of the dirty dozen, meaning, if you want… [Read More]
Many men with prostate cancer at some point after their diagnosis get a PET scan to see where, if at all, cancer has spread. However, it seems like most people don’t know how PET scans work. Let’s talk about that… What is a PET scan? A PET scan (positron emission tomography (PET)) is an imaging… [Read More]
Standard range Best Range Total Testosterone 300 – 1200 ng/dl 600 – 800ng/dl Free Testosterone 6.5 – 26.5pg/ml 15 – 25 pg/ml DHEA-S 280 – 640 mcg/dl 400 – 500 mcg/dl Estradiol <54pg/ml 21 – 30 pg/ml SHBG 20 -60 nmol/L 20 – 40nmol/L