Posted on: September 09, 2016

The prostate is a male-specific organ involved in both sexual and urinary functioning. It is small and positioned in front of the bladder. The urethra, which carries semen and urine out of the body, passes through the prostate. Semen is partly produced within the prostate and then stored there, keeping it healthy before it’s excreted. […]

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Posted on: July 12, 2016

AUNC is committed to bringing our patients the most technologically advanced medical treatment options, so we are proud to offer HIFU to patients with stage one or stage two prostate cancer. HIFU, a non-invasive treatment approved by the FDA in October, 2015, presents a gentler treatment option with fewer side effects, such as erectile dysfunction […]

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Posted on: June 30, 2016

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, or HIFU, is an exciting new treatment for prostate cancer that is all the buzz in the medical community. Although, to say it’s new is not quite accurate since it’s been used successfully internationally for years. But HIFU is new in the United States and here in North Carolina’s Research Triangle. […]

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Posted on: June 21, 2016

There is good news for those who’ve received a prostate cancer diagnosis in the Raleigh Durham area. A new treatment has been approved in the last few months by the FDA that has people very hopeful for the future of treating this disease – the most diagnosed cancer in the United States. The treatment is […]

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Posted on: June 07, 2016

Determining when the right time is to start getting prostate exams is a controversial subject in the medical community. Many health professionals will recommend that one wait as long as they can because they think the harm may outweigh any benefits of early testing. Others notice the extremely high-rates of prostate cancer diagnosis and recommend […]

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Posted on: May 30, 2016

Every man, including many here in North Carolina, has at least some worry about their prostate as they age. Prostate cancer is so common among men that one out of every six men will eventually be diagnosed. This makes prostate cancer the most diagnosed cancer for men. Lung cancer is the only form of cancer […]

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