Fear leads to bad decisions.
The prostate is in the center of a man’s sexuality. Treatment must be selected with great care to avoid devastating effects on quality of life. Even with the worst types of prostate cancer, men live for years. Because the survival is so prolonged, bad decisions affect sexual and urinary function for a lifetime.
Once men face a recent prostate cancer diagnosis or fear of being diagnosed, upon hearing “cancer” may lead to fearful thinking and a bad treatment decision. Patients struggle to understand their personal priorities and need to educated themselves about every treatment alternative. Good decisions result from hearing unbiased, balanced and individualized advice.
We are prostate professionals. It is important to consult with a prostate specialist who exclusively treats prostate cancer. They will be practicing innovative and cutting edge medicine. Real day-to-day clinic experience treating large numbers of men with one disease—in this case prostate cancer—improves the skill level of the practicing doctors. Skillful doctors are of great value because new medicines are being approved at an ever faster pace. Familiarity with their use can only be achieved at a high-volume prostate cancer clinic. A full-time prostate oncologist gains practical experience that takes years to appear in textbooks. Urologists cannot stay apace of new information – surgery is not the gold standard – it is yesterday’s best treatment.
Our doctors have written numerous articles – journal published, blogs, vlogs to keep you informed and up to date. Please check out our educational links below to keep you informed.
We have many online resources to help you learn and discover more about prostate cancer. Whether it is staying up to date through our blogs and websites or downloading our resources, we are connected and logged on to make sure you stay informed. Happy Browsing!
Watch interviews, lectures, conference videos, and more
PROSTATE PROS PODCAST – To Be Announced
Hecho en California 1010AM / KATD 990 AM: Hosts Marcos and Isabel Gutierrez
Aired: 16 December 2016 Run time: 26:12
Summary: Mark Scholz, author of Invasion of the Prostate Snatchers, speaks in spanish about the book and prostate cancer. LISTEN HERE
Talk of the Nation: NPR with host Ira Flatow
Aired: 10 September 2010 Run time: 24:05
Summary: Ads urge men of a certain age to get screened for prostate cancer. But is “test early, test often” the best approach? Otis Brawley of the American Cancer Society and Mark Scholz, author of Invasion of the Prostate Snatchers, discusses other approaches. LISTEN HERE
PRESS RELEASES + NEWS ARTICLES
25 September 2016 “A Better Prostate-Cancer Test? Several new prostate-cancer tests aim to reduce needless biopsies and unnecessary treatments by sorting out harmless from aggressive tumors.” The Wall Street Journal by Amy Or WSJ.com
09 May 2016 “A Better Prostate-Cancer Test? Several new prostate-cancer tests aim to reduce needless biopsies and unnecessary treatments by sorting out harmless from aggressive tumors.” The Wall Street Journal by Melinda Beck WSJ.com
27 December 2015 “Should MRIs be the first step in screening for prostate cancer?” Omaha World-Herald by Rick Ruggles omaha.com
17 September 2014 “Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – Stop Random Biopsies: The Crusade for Greater Prostate Imaging Awareness in Men with Prostate Cancer.” prnewswire.com
07 August 2013 “Ox Man: Auckland teacher faces rare cancer, rare treatment.” Newshub TV by Staff newshub.co.nz
30 May 2013 “Take prostate cancer news with grain of salt, doc says.” OC Register by Landon Hall ocregister.com
31 December 2012 “Jeffrey Turner, MD, Medical Oncologist, Joins Prostate Oncology Specialists in Marina del Rey, CA.” prnewswire.com
07 September 2012 “Prostate Cancer Specialists, Drs. Mark Scholz and Richard Lam To Present At The PCRI Conference 2012.” prnewswire.com
21 September 2011 “Marina del Rey Prostate Cancer Specialist Says New Treatment Offers Hope for Patients: Dr. Mark Scholz of the Marina del Rey-based Prostate Oncology Specialists says PROVENGE offers hope to advanced prostate cancer patients and offers advice for men worried about the disease.” Patch by patch.com
29 March 2011 “Prostate Oncology Specialists, Inc. Launches “Prostate Snatchers” – A Blog Featuring Posts by the Co-Authors of Invasion of the Prostate Snatchers.” prnewswire.com
16 August 2011 “Prostate Oncology Specialists Congratulates Dr. Richard Lam Named in Super Doctors®.”
VLOG . BLOG + MICROBLOG
Prostate Pros | Blog from Drs. Mark Scholz, Richard Lam, and Jeffrey Turner. ourblogpage
Prostate Vanguard a campaign designed educate and bring awareness to prostate cancer imaging technologies Color Doppler Ultrasound + Three Tesla Multiparametric MRI. prostatevanguard.com
Invasion of the Prostate Snatchers: The Blog co authors Ralph Blum & Mark Scholz, MD | This blog is a map through the medical minefield of prostate cancer. prostatesnatchers.blogspot.com
(formerly prostatecancer.about.com)by Mark Scholz, MD. verywell.com
Twitter @markscholzmd a micro-blogging feed to bring you “headline” updates on all of our events, blogs, and more. twitter.com/markscholzmd
Invasion of the Prostate Snatchers by Ralph Blum and Mark Scholz, MD. A map through the medical minefield of prostate cancer DIGITAL BOOK PREVIEW HERE
Barnes and Noble bn.com/s/9781590513422
EDUCATIONAL SITES & EVENTS
Keep My Prostate a website to help you make educated and informed decisions through scientific support for Active Surveillance keepmyprostate.com
Google Groups check out announcements on prostate cancer events through this calendar resource groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/prostateoncology
Google+ join our circle and keep up to date on the events and hangouts google.com/+prostateoncology
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Mark Scholz, MD learn about Mark Scholz, MD. See interviews, speaking events, and more. markscholz.com
Prostate Cancer Research Institute (PCRI) non-profit educational resource and helpline to answer your prostate cancer questions pcri.org
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