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Incidence of prostate cancer is decreasing – or is it?

On June 12th, 2017, Fadi N. Joudi, MD, FACS published in The Wichita Eagle – Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. An estimated 241,470 cases were diagnosed in the U.S. in 2012, and it is estimated that 161,360 cases will be diagnosed in 2017. But is the incidence of prostate cancer really decreasing? The […]Read More >

New guidelines for prostate cancer screening

Tirrell, M. (04/11/2017). New guidelines for prostate cancer screening. Retrieved from If you’re a man between ages 55 to 69, one aspect of your medical care may have just gotten a little more confusing. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent and influential panel of experts, published new guidelines Tuesday for screening for […]Read More >

Ben Stiller Reveals Secret Battle With Prostate Cancer

Johnson, Z. (10/04/2016). Ben Stiller Reveals Secret Battle With Prostate Cancer. Retrieved from Ben Stiller revealed on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show Tuesday that he was diagnosed with “immediately aggressive” prostate cancer at the age of 48. The Zoolander 2 actor, now 50, appeared on Howard Stern‘s program with his surgeon, Edward Schaeffer, and discussed his experience for the first time […]Read More >

It Costs More, but Is It Worth More?

Emanuel, E. & Pearson, D. (1/2/2012). It Costs More, but Is It Worth More?. Retrieved from If you want to know what is wrong with American health care today, exhibit A might be the two new proton beam treatment facilities the Mayo Clinic has begun building, one in Minnesota, the other in Arizona, at a cost […]Read More >

Proton-beam centers sprout despite evidence drought

Lee, J. (4/12/2014). Proton-beam centers sprout despite evidence drought. Retrieved from Widespread construction of expensive proton-beam therapy centers is galloping ahead, despite warnings from insurers and policy experts who decry the lack of evidence proving that the costly treatment produces better outcomes in prostate cancer patients, its most frequent use. At least a dozen new facilities, which can […]Read More >

Kidney stones are common, but can be treated – and prevented

On April 5th 2016, Fadi N. Joudi, MD, FACS published in The Wichita Eagle – Kidney stones are common, with seven to 12 cases per 10,000 people in the United States each year. Ten percent of men and 5 percent of women will develop kidney stones in their lifetime. Once an individual has had a kidney stone, he […]Read More >

Medical Advances Provide Good News For Kidney Cancer Patients

On February 2nd 2016, Fadi N. Joudi, MD, FACS published in The Wichita Eagle – Finding of a kidney mass is a common reason for patients to be referred to a urologist. This often provokes angst among patients as they wonder about the significance of this diagnosis. Is it cancerous? If so, has the cancer spread to other […]Read More >

Wichita Urology Group Identifies PSA Guidelines

Prostate cancer (PC) has become the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the male and the second-most common cause of cancer-related death in men, surpassed only by lung cancer. Patients with PC are usually asymptomatic in early stages; however, blood in the urine, bony pains, or voiding difficulties can be present in advanced stages. The decision […]Read More >

Cancer Detection Tool Saves Lives

Urology experts clarify conflicting guidelines for PSA testing LUGPA, an organization advocating for integrated and coordinated urological care with more than 2,000 physician experts across the U.S., has been carefully monitoring the recent controversy surrounding the use of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing for early detection of prostate cancer. Despite high-level evidence for the use of […]Read More >