Keith Roach To Your Health Published 4:13 PM EST Dec 11, 2018 Dear Dr. Roach: I recently have been diagnosed with early prostate cancer. My Gleason score is 7. My urologist has informed me that he doesn’t think I am a good candidate for surgery, due to having atrial fibrillation. My radiation oncologist has recommended traditional radiation therapy. However, I am worried about the possible side effects. I am 72 and in otherwise good health. I am considering proton therapy and wonder if you have any thoughts. My research indicates that this has far lower risk of incontinence and impotence. R.O.B. Dear R.O.B.: Prostate cancer can be a challenging diagnosis, and I hope I can help clarify things a bit. You have what would be termed intermediate-risk prostate cancer, based on your Gleason score, a measure of how aggressive the cancer appears on pathological slides. Most experts would recommend radiation or surgery. Atrial fibrillation itself is not necessarily a reason NOT to … [Read more...] about Doc: Comparing array of treatments for prostate cancer
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Michael Jackson’s watch woke him up when it noticed his heart was beating too fast. He was taken to the emergency room and treated for life-threatening sepsis. Were it not for his Apple Watch, the Duluth man explains in a 90-second video on YouTube, things could have ended differently. “I’ve always admired Apple, but I never thought that I would have ever admired Apple for potentially saving my life,” he says to the camera. “Because that’s what the watch did.” Jackson, a Duluth East and College of St. Scholastica graduate with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, posted on Facebook on Thursday afternoon: “I just woke up from my surgery to the coolest surprise. I can now let you know that I went to California a few months ago to film an Apple advertisement. It hit 9,000 views in less than an hour and I hope you like it. I’m still groggy, but I’m so excited.” Apple Watch this week fulfilled its promise to let people take … [Read more...] about Duluth man featured in Apple spot. The company’s watch may have saved his life.