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FDA Approves Apalutamide for Metastatic Castration-Sensitive Prostate Cancer

On September 17, 2019, the Food and Drug Administration approved apalutamide (ERLEADA, Janssen Biotech, Inc) for patients with metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer (mCSPC). Apalutamide was initially approved in 2018 for patients with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate […]

cancer, FDA approval, metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer, prostate cancer

Prostate Cancer Treatment Side Effects Aren’t Side Issues When They Happen to You

According to the American Cancer Society, in 2019 an estimated 174,650 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. For those men, treatment options range from surgery to remove the entire prostate, radiation to target the […]

prostate cancer, Radiation Therapy, SpaceOAR

Mutant Protein May Change Treatment Plans for Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in American men and remains a significant health risk. Scientists at Southern Research in Birmingham are studying a mutated protein that could hold the key to both […]

cancer treatment, men's health, prostate, prostate cancer, prostate cancer treatment

Urology Centers of Alabama Patient Testimonial: Prostate Cancer Treatment

THANKS TO MY HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS: In January 2017 as part of my annual physical the PSA test showed an elevated level. A follow-up test confirmed that number. Thanks to Dr. Colvard (Brookwood Primary Care) […]

cancer, cancer treatment, Dr. Brian Larson, prostate cancer, prostate cancer treatment

Dr. Lutz Discusses Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Dr. Austin Lutz was recently on FOX6 discussing Prostate Cancer Awareness:

prostate, prostate cancer, prostate cancer treatment

Treating Prostate Cancer

Cancer is a term that will get everyone’s attention. Physicians at Urology Centers of Alabama (UCA) see and treat cancer every day, but we understand that for the patient this can be shocking, as well […]

cancer, cancer treatment, Dr. Brian Wade, HIFU, prostate, prostate cancer, prostate cancer treatment

Dr. Strang discusses HIFU at Urology Centers of Alabama

Dr. Strang appeared on WBRC Fox 6 News to discuss the newest treatment for prostate cancer. HIFU is a newly FDA approved treatment that gives men the benefit of treatment with a lower risk of […]

cancer, cancer treatment, Dr. Andrew Strang, health, HIFU, prostate, prostate cancer, prostate cancer treatment

Dr. Duggan visits Protective Life

In recognition of June being Men’s Health Month, Protective Life Insurance Company hosted a Men’s Health Fair for their employees. Dr. Mell Duggan was invited to participate in the health fair and answered questions the […]

HIFU, kidney stones, prostate, prostate cancer, prostate cancer treatment, stone disease

Don’t wait to check for signs of prostate cancer.

When I began my urologic training 25 years ago, more than 75 percent of patients newly diagnosed with prostate cancer had incurable cases because the disease already had spread to other parts of their body. […]

prostate, prostate cancer, prostate cancer treatment

HIFU Treatment Coming to Alabama

Urology Centers of Alabama has always prided itself on providing the most advanced treatment options for our patients. We are excited to announce our latest step to remain on that continued path of advancement and […]

HIFU, prostate, prostate cancer, prostate cancer treatment

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