Some people were having issues regiistering for the debate on transrectal vs. transperineal biopsies.

I find the link works. But try this: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1375984251183869452

Here's the details. Please join us: AnCan’s Virtual Support Group for Patients on Active Surveillance is holding a program, “Prostate Cancer Biopsies...The Great Debate,” on whether transrectal biopsies or transperineal biopsies are better for patients.

The program will be 8-9:30 p.m. Eastern on August 29. Register here: https://bit.ly/3OJ9Mmu

Deborah Kaye, MD, Assistant Professor Duke UniversityDivision of Urology and Duke Clinical Research Institute Margolis Policy Center, will argue for transrectal biopsies. Arvin George, MD, a urologic surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and management of genitourinary cancers at the University of Michigan Health, will argue for transperineal procedures.

Co-sponsors include ASPI, Prostate Cancer Support Canada, the Prostate Forum of Orange County, and TheActiveSurveillor.com.

Please submit questions in advance to moderator Joe Gallo at joeg@ancan.org

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I was diagnosed in 2015 that I had prostate cancer, and was told my only choice was a redical P, and after 2 needle biop, I decided to do active serv. I knew something new will come in time, and I was correct, found a Dr. in Delray Florida having great success, with using MRI to locate the exact area of the cancer, and then using during that process to treat only the affected site with blue laser, and not inflicting additional radiation to other parts of the body. He used the MRI to guide the laser to specific area to destroy the cancer. I was to wait 3 to 4 months to wait for another PSA test, but in a hurry, I did it after 1 month, and I'm going back on Thursday for my next PSA test. Last one was <3, original was 18. BTW, my P Cancer was found when I was told I had Bladder Cancer, which is now gone too, by a different method. IN MY ESTIMATION ONLY WAS TO PROPERLY DIAGNOSE PROSTATE CANCER. If anybody has any questions on my treatment, I can be contacted at lzuzchik@gmail.

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Aug 13, 2022·edited Aug 13, 2022Author

Thanks, Leonard. I appreciate your sharing. My story is different. I was diagnosed in 2010 and was in the first US group to get MRI. Transrectal biopsy found a single microscopic spot of Gleason 6. My MRI seemed to find two spots. I was a friend of a famed (now decreased) urologist Gerald Chodak. He in effect was the grandfather of AS. He mentored Dr. Laurence Klotz, considered the father of active surveillance, (https://www.medpagetoday.com/special-reports/apatientsjourney/82547.)

Gerry looked at my MRI results and told me I could choose to believe them. But his gut was they were "artifacts," false signals. Gerry's gut was right again. My prostate cancer was never seen again in one additional MRI and a half dozen biopsies. I haven't had a biopsy or MRI in six years. I am just followed with the PHI (prostate health index) blood test, a more sophisticated PSA.

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