The prostate is prone to three main conditions:
Prostatitis is an infection or inflammation of the prostate. Prostatitis can lead to burning or pain urination, trouble urinating, the urgency to urinate, difficult or pain ejaculation, and low back pain.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is an enlargement of the prostate gland. BPH is typically age-related and compresses the urethra which can slow or even stop the flow of urine.
Prostate cancer (CaP) is a growth of cancerous cells inside the prostate. These cancer cells have the risk of breaking out of the prostate gland and affecting other parts of the body.
Dr. Phranq Tamburri specializes in Prostate Health and Prostate Cancer Risk Assessment.
Using his unique approach to evaluating Prostate Health, Dr. Tamburri is able to provide you the data needed to help you make informed decisions about your health. Some of the questions he is commonly asked are:
- What is causing my elevated PSA?
- What is the likelihood that I have prostate cancer?
- How do I “watch and wait” safely?
- What are the pros and cons of a prostate biopsy?
- Do I need a prostate biopsy?
- Is it really a problem to be diagnosed with prostate cancer?
- What does “aggressive” prostate cancer mean anyway?
- What does “aggressive” prostate cancer mean to me vs the urologist?
- How do I know if I am a candidate for natural treatments?
- If I choose “active surveillance,” how active do I need to be and what do I survey?
- Does my PSA even matter?
- If multiple problems supposedly affect PSA, how do I know my PSA is reflective of cancer?
- Can imaging detect/diagnose prostate cancer without a biopsy?
- Is there an advantage between Ultrasound Color Doppler vs MRI imaging?
- If I refuse to follow conventional treatment, can I outlive prostate cancer?