Listen as Dr. Busch talks with Lee Cantor from Atlanta Business RadioX about how the three most common methods to detect prostate cancer are fraught with problems and errors. In the U.S., medical teams typically use either prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood tests, blind needle biopsies, or digital rectal exams to determine whether a man has prostate cancer. Dr. Busch says these methods are inaccurate and ineffective.
For instance, an elevated PSA number doesn’t necessarily mean cancer. It could be something as simple as an enlarged prostate or a urinary tract infection, and there’s no way to immediately tell the cause through this test. In America, traditional biopsies consist of 12 “blind” needles, meaning the medical professional blindly sticks the patient with needles, hoping to land on the cancerous spot. Unfortunately, this method is wrong 40% of the time, missing significant amounts of cancer. And the digital rectal exam is flawed because the physician can only feel part of the prostate. If there’s cancer on the opposite side of the gland, it’s impossible to detect it this way.
Dr. Busch bypasses these ineffective methodologies, relying instead on more accurate, less invasive MRI screenings, as performed in Europe. Dr. Busch’s MRIs provide clear, accurate pictures in as little as 15-20 minutes, with no needles, and no contrast dye. Using sophisticated MRI equipment, Dr. Busch can get a full, clear, accurate picture of even the smallest areas of cancer, leading to earlier diagnosis and better outcomes.
Busch Center uniquely offers an MRI In-bore Targeted Biopsy with ADC Mapping, the most accurate prostate biopsy available today. Instead of multiple, blind needle sticks, which often misses the cancer entirely, Dr. Busch can accurately see and target suspicious areas. Not only is this method more precise and accurate, but it’s also more comfortable for the patient, who won’t need to endure 12 or more painful needle sticks. Busch Center is one of the very few American practices (and the only one in Georgia) to offer this service.
If Dr. Busch detects cancer, he can recommend treatment options, based on each patient’s specific circumstances. Dr. Busch works to remove the cancer without removing the entire prostate. Radical prostatectomy is often considered the standard of care for treating prostate cancer, but it can result in serious, life-altering side effects, including impotence and incontinence. Dr. Busch prefers options that provide proven results with the highest quality of life and the fewest side effects.
Busch Center offers sophisticated laser and ultrasound technologies as outpatient prostate cancer treatments. Dr. Busch has been performing these groundbreaking procedures for a decade and has impressive success statistics. In this interview, he explains why his approaches are the best for diagnosing and treating prostate cancer.