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Ralph Metcalfe Howard, MD
926 W North Ave
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1959

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Parvez Ilyas Shah, MD
(410) 328-3477
22 S Greene St
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1962

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Ira E Hantman
(410) 332-9654
301 Saint Paul Pl
Baltimore, MD
Specialty
Urology

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Andrew Charles Kramer
(410) 328-5544
22 S Greene St
Baltimore, MD
Specialty
Urology

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Charles Stanley Davis Jr, MD
(757) 499-4932
16 S Eutaw St
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Sentara Bayside Hospital, Virginia Bch, Va
Group Practice: Tidewater Medical CO

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Marcel I Horowitz, MD FACS
1425 Bolton St
Baltimore, MD
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Med Sch
Graduation Year: 1958

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Geoffrey Neal Sklar, MD
(410) 328-5544
22 S Greene St # 8SD18
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1988

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Ajay R Parikh
(410) 889-8899
3333 N Calvert St
Baltimore, MD
Specialty
Urology

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Michael James Naslund, MD
(410) 328-0801
419 W Redwood St Ste 320
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: University Of Maryland Med Sys, Baltimore, Md

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Laurence Harold Scipio, MD
(410) 225-8215
300 Armory Pl Ste 3C
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1974

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Good News for Men (and Dogs)

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By Susan Edmiston

Men, take note: The evidence for an easy, inexpensive way to prevent your number-one malignancy—prostate cancer—has reached critical mass. Prostate cancer strikes nearly 200,000 men each year and kills more than 30,000, and it can devastate a man’s sex life. But you may be able to avoid that fate by taking a simple daily supplement of the mineral selenium.

In fact, the evidence for selenium has swelled into a tide even the FDA couldn’t ignore. Last February the agency, notoriously reluctant to give any supplement its imprimatur, allowed health claims to be made for selenium, stating that the mineral may reduce the risk of certain cancers. Although it permitted only a qualified claim—research has yet to determine exact dosages and other factors that may affect the supplement’s effectiveness—the agency’s action put selenium on the map as one of the most powerful weapons in our anti-cancer arsenal.

Research first linked higher levels of selenium to reduced cancer risk in the 1960s. But the results of a ten-year study, published in 1996, thrust the mineral into the spotlight. The late Larry Clark, then associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Arizona Cancer Center, had done a series of studies linking skin cancer to low selenium levels and decided to put his theory to the ultimate test: a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. For an average of four and a half years, 1,312 volunteers took either brewer’s yeast tablets containing 200 micrograms of selenium or placebos.

Clark was surprised to find that the selenium had no effect on the skin cancers he was studying. But, as another selenium expert put it, “Then serendipity stepped in.” Poring over his data, Clark noticed that the three leading cancers in men—lung, prostate, and colon—were significantly lower in the people taking selenium. He redesigned the study to collect more complete information and ultimately found a moderate decrease in cancer overall, but a whopping 63 percent lower risk of prostate cancer among the selenium-takers. (The study found no decrease in cancers for women, but since it focuses primarily on men—as does most subsequent selenium research—the jury’s still out on whether women can benefit from supplements, too.)

Other researchers rushed to follow Clark’s trail. In 1987, at Harvard, 33,737 male health professionals were asked to send in their toenail clippings, a measure of long-term selenium intake. Four years later, when the researchers matched the men to their clippings, they found that the rate of prostate cancer had decreased by one-half to two-thirds in those with the highest selenium levels.

But perhaps the most exciting evidence of selenium’s powers comes from a bunch of elderly beagles. As a comparative oncologist (an expert in cancers affecting both humans and animals), David Waters, of Purdue University, knew that beagles also tend to develop prostate cancer with age, and that selenium had been shown to lower the risk...

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Should men be screened for Prostate Cancer?

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If you are a man over 50, you have probably been encouraged to undergo regular screening for prostate cancer. This involves a doctor examining your prostate (the digital rectal exam, or DRE) and a blood test (the prostate-specific antigen, or PSA). The theory is that testing can catch cancer early and thus save lives.But is this true? Are we certain that screening healthy men for prostate cancer saves lives? The simple answer is no.Whether you decide to have a prostate test is a decision only you can make after you’ve discussed the pros and cons with your doctor. Prostate cancer is a killer, and some doctors believe that screening is an effective early-warning measure. Unfortunately, doctors don’t always inform patients about the risks involved.In fact, if you study the research available on prostate cancer screening, you’re likely to conclude that screening does more harm than good. And there is no reliable evidence that it decreases deaths from prostate cancer. This is why there is no national screening program for prostate cancer in Canada, Australia, the U.K. and many European countries. We aren’t alone in questioning the value of screening. There are at least 23 organizations of experts around the world that do not recommend screening healthy men for prostate cancer. This includes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, arguably the most scholarly body of screening experts in the country. For a screening test to be justified, it must meet three major criteria: The test must be accurate; it must not lead to any dangerous or harmful outcomes; and doctors must agree that there is a clear and proven treatment that can change the outcome of the disease.The screening test for prostate cancer fails on all three counts.First, the DRE and PSA tests are inaccurate. With DRE, you may as well flip a coin—that would work as reliably as a doctor’s finger. A finger can only reach the back and sides of the prostate, so there is a 50% chance it will miss any cancer. And DRE misses cancers at their earliest stages, when the chances are greatest that they can be cured. With PSA, there is a high rate of false positives. You can get a false positive if you have infection, inflammation or noncancerous enlargement of your prostate. PSA tests also produce a high rate of false negatives.Second, the tests can have many damaging outcomes with permanent, life-altering effects. For a start, if your PSA is positive, you’ll likely have a biopsy. The procedure causes pain, bleeding from your rectum and bleeding into your urine and semen; it can also cause infection. Many men find that their sex lives are impaired while waiting for, or after receiving, a biopsy.But there’s an outcome that is far worse. Prostate cancer is common—and in most cases harmless. The danger of screening is that many men will be diagnosed with, and subsequently treated for, a “disease” that isn’t hurting them. There are millions of men in the U.S. with cancer cells in their prostates. The cancer ...

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