Posts Tagged ‘urine leakage during sex’

False positives on thousands of prostate cancer tests

Monday, August 26th, 2013

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ABC News  is reporting that thousands of men in Pennsylvania, and possibly the world over,  may have received erroneous PSA test results showing higher than actual levels–and possibly leading to unnecessary biopsies.  PSA, or prostate specific antigen levels, are a benchmark physicians use to gauge the likelihood of prostate cancer in their patients.  According to the report,  the makers of the test issued a global recall in June, citing a 20-23% “positive bias”.  The specific product recalled is the Immulite PSA test.

Read more posts on prostate cancer news:

Sex After Radical Prostatectomy

Preventing Climacturia (Urine leakage during sex)

Exosomes and Prostate Cancer Diagnosis





CyberKnife Robotic Radio Surgery System and prostate cancer treatment

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

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Today we’ve gathered information from around the Web on CyberKnife treatments for prostate cancer.   If you aren’t familiar with CyberKnife, here is some general information:

CyberKnife is used for the highly-targeted delivery of radiation impulses directly to the site of tumors within the body.  The pulses, as many as 200 per treatment, are delivered from many angles through the use of a robotic arm similar to those associated with assembly lines in the automotive industry.  The treatments last for 1-2 hours per day for approximately five days.

In comparison to traditional radiation therapy for prostate cancer, or other cancers, which lasts approximately eight weeks,  CyberKnife treatment offers a much more convenient option, and reduces lodging costs for those who must travel long distances to obtain the therapy.  The side effects of CyberKnife therapy are reported by some to be much milder than traditional radiation treatments.  Some patients report fatigue, urgency in urination, and irritation of the urethra after CyberKnife treatments.

Check with your insurance company if you are considering CyberKnife treatments to assure coverage.  In addition, Medicare patients should inquire about coverage, as CyberKnife therapy is not covered in some regions–and restrictions may apply even in regions where it is covered.

If you or a loved one is battling prostate cancer, be sure to check out our other Urosciences posts on sex after radical prostatectomy and urine leakage during sex, also known as climacturia.



Prostate Cancer News: Are exosomes the future of prostate cancer diagnosis?

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

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A new in vitro diagnostic test for prostate cancer may be on the way to replacing the traditional PSA test and perhaps some biopsy procedures.  The test is known as EXO106, which focuses on identifying the novel 4 gene prostate cancer signature.  Exosomes are substances within human cells carrying nucleic acids which are unique to specific diseases. By testing blood or urine,  it can be determined if an exosome related to a specific disease is present.  In addition, EXO106 may also be able to predict the severity of prostate cancer and how well the prostate cancer is responding to treatment.

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Study suggests caution for androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer

Thursday, July 18th, 2013


A new study may prompt doctors to be more cautious about prescribing androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer, or at least prostate cancer that doesn’t warrant aggressive treatment.  The study, performed by researchers at McGill University in Montreal, suggests that the hormone therapy for prostate cancer may be linked to kidney problems.  While androgen deprivation was once used only for life threatening prostate cancer, it is increasingly being used to treat non-advanced prostate cancer, with experts warning to assure that the benefits of androgen deprivation therapy outweigh the risks.

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Prostate cancer and fish oil study under fire

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

It’s likely that you saw last week’s news headlines about a recent study finding that fish oil, specifically Omega-3 fatty acids naturally found in salmon, flaxseed and other foods, is linked to a increase in prostate cancer.  As you might imagine, the headlines drew national, even global, media attention, leaving the medical community in a bit of a spin.

This week, the study that made news headlines last week is facing real scrutiny, as its findings go against everything previously known to be true about fish oil actually reducing the likelihood of many cancers.  Multiple studies have found fish oil to be beneficial in preventing cancer, including those performed by the University of California San Francisco, and the Harvard School of Public Health.

As with other studies that have raised eyebrows, experts recommend consulting multiple reputable sources for online medical information, rather than making personal health decisions based on a single article or study. Perhaps this is a great example of both the benefits and drawbacks of having millions of pages of online health information at our fingertips.  While we have access to on demand health information, we also must be informed consumers of that information.

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Variable Tension Penile Loop for Sexual Incontinence

Monday, June 24th, 2013
The UroStop variable tension penile loop for sexual incontinence.

The UroStop variable tension penile loop for sexual incontinence.


For approximately half of radical prostatectomy patients and their partners, sexual incontinence or urine leakage during orgasm is an unexpected side effect and yet another obstacle to overcome after a prostate cancer diagnosis and surgery.  As a little talked about result of radical prostatectomy, many patients feel they are uninformed as to how to manage climacturia.

As one of the most common methods of controlling sexual incontinence, a variable tension penile loop can prevent urine leakage during sex and, as a result, reduce the amount of distress experienced by the patient and his partner.

What is a Variable Tension Penile Loop?

Simply stated, a variable tension penile loop is a soft silicone loop to place around the penis during sexual activity.  The loop is adjustable to both provide the level of pressure needed, and increase the comfort of the wearer.

How Does a Penile Loop Work for Urine Leakage?

When placed around the penis before sexual activity with the correct amount of tension (adjusted by the wearer), a variable tension penile loop compresses the urethra, the pathway through which urine flows, to prevent urine from escaping during sex and orgasm.  As an added benefit of controlling climacturia, men  achieve greater sexual satisfaction and reduced distress.

Purchase a Variable Tension Penile Loop

UroSciences offers UroStop™, the first variable tension penile loop specifically designed for and proven to reduce sexual incontinence and associated stress.  Read more about the UroStop™ variable tension penile loop.