DIS shares an article regarding the common options presented to men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Both of these treatment options are associated with a variety of potential complications and side effects. The most common complications of surgery include leakage of urine or stool, impotence and shortening of the penis, according to the National Cancer Institute.

Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. The American Cancer Society’s estimates for prostate cancer in the United States for 2015 are:

  • About 220,800 new cases of prostate cancer
  • About 27,540 deaths from prostate cancer

About 1 man in 7 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.

Click here to read the entire article. For men or their physicians seeking an alternative to repeated biopsies, DIS performs an exclusive prostate 3T MRI study that incorporates a CAD imaging tool for further detailed analysis, read by a three-person radiology team that interprets each study individually and then convenes as a group to discuss, then issue a comprehensive report to the doctor.

That approach is only found at Diagnostic Imaging Services. It’s not offered anywhere else in Louisiana or the Gulf South.