Patient Perspective: Brian Zongol

January 20, 2017

When Florida native Brian Zongol was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he knew that two key factors would determine the treatment he chose. Mr. Zongol knew that he wanted to continue living an active lifestyle, and that his quality of life is just as important as his quantity of life.

Blog Tags: HIFU and Patient Perspective.

Why Haven’t I Heard About HIFU?

January 6, 2017

Life can change drastically upon hearing you have an elevated PSA level or a diagnosis of prostate cancer. In searching for answers to determine your next step, you have certainly come across many treatment options. One treatment you may not have heard of yet is HIFU, or High Intensity Focused Ultrasound. The minimally invasive procedure offers a limited side effect profile, which leads to an increased quality of life for the patient. So, what is HIFU and why haven’t I heard of this procedure before now?

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In His Own Words: Dr. Tracy Gapin

October 12, 2016

If it feels as though most people you come across have known someone with cancer or themselves been impacted by cancer in some way, there is a reason why. In 2016 alone, there will be an estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer diagnosed in the United States and approximately 180,890 will be prostate cancer. Vituro Health partner Dr. Tracy Gapin wanted to share why he believes physician communication is essential.

Quality of (sex) Life After Prostate Cancer

September 29, 2016

When you are going about your everyday life and are suddenly slammed with a cancer diagnosis, you may wonder how this will affect your regular activities. With prostate cancer, there are varying degrees of impact. Men who have prostate cancer that requires treatment will see more impact on their usual activity level, with the degree dependent on the treatment they pursue.

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Patient Perspective: Steve Flatland

September 1, 2016

When you own your own business, you tend to run pretty hard. Add in building yourself a new home, and you really never stop. Enter: Steve Flatland. This 54-year-old California native is a professional land surveyor, which has him very physically active throughout the day.

Blog Tags: HIFU and Patient Perspective.