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THE PR ♂ STATE NET Prostate Cancer Patient Symposium. Brian A. Stone MD, FACS President, Jasper Urology Associates Baptist Health Systems of Alabama. Welcome. Program Objectives. Give you a better understanding of the PSA test. Help you with treatment decision making.

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THE PR♂STATE NETProstate Cancer Patient Symposium

Brian A. Stone MD, FACS

President, Jasper Urology Associates

Baptist Health Systems of Alabama



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Program Objectives

  • Give you a better understanding of the PSA test.

  • Help you with treatment decision making.

  • Better understanding of maintaining good quality of life after prostate cancer treatment.

  • Managing advanced prostate cancer.

  • Provide an update on new treatment options for advanced disease.

  • Using the internet to gather information.

  • Understanding possible prostate cancer prevention options.


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PSA Testing: Is There An Answer?

  • Of the current early detection recommendations, what do you recommend for the confused patient?

  • Are you concerned about the position of US Preventative Services Task Force on prostate cancer early detection?

  • Which guidelines due you support and why?


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Prostate Cancer Treatment:What’s Best for You?

  • Do you feel that robot assisted radical prostatectomy is the better surgical option & why?

  • Is cryoablation a “first line” treatment option in certain patients?

  • What is your position on HIFU?

  • What is the difference between the “cyberknife” delivery system and IMRT?


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Restoring Quality of Life:Managing SE’s / Pain Control

  • What is the best method for managing “hot flashes”?

  • Is there a role for “alternative” medical therapies?

  • How safe is testosterone replacement in patients with no evidence of active disease?


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Advanced Stage Disease

  • Do you believe that intermittent hormone therapy is viable approach in certain patients?

  • What is your position on the timing of hormone therapy? (immediate vs. delayed?)

  • How do you manage patients who “break through” Taxotere therapy? What options do they have?


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Emerging Treatment Protocols

  • Do you believe that Provenge is a viable treatment option?

  • In lay terms what is the difference between immunotherapy and genetic therapy?


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Become Your Own Advocate

  • What should a patient do if they are “under insured” and chose a treatment that is not covered?

  • What services are available to patients who are self pay or only have Medicaid?


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Using the Internet

  • What are the most “credible” sources of information on prostate cancer?


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Prevention Strategies

  • Should all men take a 5ARI based on the results of the REDUCE trial?

  • What natural prevention methods would you recommend to our audience?



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