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Cruciferous Vegetables and Your Prostate Health

Cruciferous Vegetables and Your Prostate Health

Did you know compounds in cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli and cauliflower, may target and inhibit prostate cancer cells in the body? Unlike other vegetables and plant foods, cruciferous vegetables are rich sources of glucosinolates, sulfur-containing compounds that cause their strong scent and somewhat bitter taste.  Researchers are especially interested in sulforaphane, a specific compound in...

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Journal of Urology PSA Article

Journal of Urology PSA Article

A recent article from the Journal of Urology found the use of PSA density less than 0.15 ng/ml/ml in the presence of prebiopsy negative MRI was the most useful factor to identify men without clinically significant prostate cancer who could avoid biopsy.  Learn more here.

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Dr. Busch Speaks with Atlanta Business RadioX

Dr. Busch Speaks with Atlanta Business RadioX

Atlanta Business RadioX Interview with Dr. Joe Busch 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...

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Busch Center Uses the Safest, Most Stable Contrast Dye and Only When Necessary

Busch Center Uses the Safest, Most Stable Contrast Dye and Only When Necessary

At Busch Center, many of our scans and screenings are done with noneedles, contrast dye, or radiation for a more comfortable patient experience.  In some cases, however, our magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans require us to use contrast agents to get a more robust view to see if (and where) cancer is located in the body. In the cases where contrast dye is necessary, we opt to use Dotarem because it’s the best, safest, most stable, and...

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Agent Orange: Likely a Prostate Cancer Risk Factor

Agent Orange: Likely a Prostate Cancer Risk Factor

Research shows that exposure to Agent Orange, an herbicide frequently used during the Vietnam War, likely caused an aggressive form of prostate cancer in many Vietnam veterans. The U.S. military used significant amounts of Agent Orange, which was contaminated with dioxin, a dangerous toxin that is now believed to cause cancer, to spray on trees and other vegetation. Soldiers who served in Vietnam between 1962-1975 were likely exposed to this...

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PSA Screenings: A Good Idea at Any Age

PSA Screenings: A Good Idea at Any Age

What is PSA? The prostate makes a protein called prostate-specific antigen (PSA), which is measured by a blood test.  If the PSA is high, the patient may have prostate cancer, but other factors (including an enlarged prostate or certain medications) can also cause elevated numbers. How are PSA Screenings Helpful? Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men, besides skin cancer.  Research shows that 1 in 9 men will be...

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Transurethral Ultrasound Ablation (TULSA) for Prostate Cancer Treatment: An Interview With Joseph J. Busch, Jr., MD

Transurethral Ultrasound Ablation (TULSA) for Prostate Cancer Treatment: An Interview With Joseph J. Busch, Jr., MD

Dr Busch was recently interviewed by IO Learning about integrating the recently FDA-approved TULSA treatment into his practice. He explained that in the phase 2 trial ... "They treated the entire gland with TULSA, and compared it with prostatectomy, with 4-year data now available. First, they’ve shown that they can kill cancer with this technique. Second, and very importantly, they’ve shown that 90% of the men who had sexual function before the...

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Incision-Free, Radiation-Free Prostate Cancer Treatment Now Available in Georgia

Incision-Free, Radiation-Free Prostate Cancer Treatment Now Available in Georgia

ALPHARETTA, GA. (PRWEB) MARCH 25, 2020 Busch Center First in State to Offer Groundbreaking TULSA Procedure Busch Center, the leading prostate MRI facility in America, is now offering a groundbreaking cancer treatment procedure, known as the TULSA (Transurethral Ultrasound Ablation) Procedure, which requires no incision, no radiation and is customized to treat only unhealthy prostate tissue. Busch Center is one of the few elite facilities...

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INFOGRAPHIC: Prostate Cancer in America

INFOGRAPHIC: Prostate Cancer in America

Know Before You Know Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men today.  Just like mammograms are essential for women’s health, proactive prostate MRI screenings saves lives and improves the quality of life for men and their loved ones. Prostate Cancer in America at a Glance 191,930 Estimated new cases in 2020 104.2* Incidence Rates 2012-2016 33,330 Estimated deaths in 2020 19.1* Death Rates 2013-2017 2.9% Probability of dying...

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Coronavirus Update: Virtual Consultations Available

Coronavirus Update: Virtual Consultations Available

At Busch Center, the health and wellness of our patients, their loved ones and our employees is our top priority. We’ve been monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak as it relates to healthcare providers and patient care. Be assured that our practice has always gone above and beyond all guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), the American Cancer Society (ACS) and Georgia Department...

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Can Diet Changes Improve Your Health?

Can Diet Changes Improve Your Health?

After being diagnosed with prostate cancer, you’ll work with your medical team to determine the most appropriate next steps.  For some patients, that means active surveillance; for others, treatment is warranted.  Regardless of the recommended approach, many medical professionals believe that diet changes can make a positive difference for men with prostate cancer. Increasingly, medical teams are examining the role of diet in prostate...

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Exploring Alternative Therapies for Prostate Cancer

Exploring Alternative Therapies for Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in American men. It's also highly treatable if caught early. For many men, the standard treatments for prostate cancer – radiation, chemotherapy, prostatectomy, hormone therapy, etc. – often come with unpleasant, life-altering side effects, including incontinence, impotence, fatigue, etc. Therefore, some men wonder if alternative treatments might offer health benefits without unwanted side...

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Prostate Cancer Screening and Testing

Prostate Cancer Screening and Testing

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancers in men.  Usually, prostate cancer is slow-growing and confined to the prostate gland, where it often responds well to treatment. Prostate cancer that's detected early has a better chance of successful outcomes. What Tests are Used to Screen for Prostate Cancer? Men should take control of their prostate health, which includes having regular prostate screenings, beginning around age...

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Men, Have You Had Your Mannogram?

Men, Have You Had Your Mannogram?

What’s worse than finding out you have prostate cancer? Not finding out you have prostate cancer until it’s too late. The fact is, one in nine men is diagnosed with prostate cancer. For African American men, that number is one in six. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men. Just like breast cancer requires early detection through mammograms, prostate cancer requires early detection through MRI screenings – or as one of our...

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Prostate Screening Basics

Prostate Screening Basics

What is the Prostate? The prostate is a gland found only in males, located between the bladder and the penis, in front of the rectum. The prostate secretes fluid that nourishes and protects sperm. During ejaculation, the prostate squeezes the fluid into the urethra, where it’s expelled as semen. The urethra, which carries urine and semen out through the penis, goes through the center of the prostate.    The prostate is approximately...

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