Published: Aug. 7, 2008
Updated: Mar. 21, 2011
Judd W. Moul, MD, director of the Duke Prostate Center, trades in multiple opinions and individualized care for prostate cancer.
Moul: Every man is different, so his cancer is different and his treatment choices will be, too. The best treatment for you won’t necessarily be the best treatment for your brother or your neighbor.
Moul: At Duke we offer a comprehensive array of treatments including minimally invasive nerve-sparing prostatectomy, robotic prostatectomy, focal cryosurgery, brachytherapy, high-intensity focused ultrasound, and more -- plus, access to clinical trials testing the very latest cutting-edge therapies. Each one offers unique benefits in terms of treating the cancer and maintaining the patient’s sexual and urinary functions.
Moul: Duke offers multidisciplinary clinics and second-opinion clinics that ensure you’ve explored all your options. With that comes great peace of mind. And it’s simply a better way to care for men with prostate cancer.
Moul: My colleagues at the Duke Prostate Center are nationally and internationally recognized medical professionals and scientists. We see over 1,000 newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients each year. There is incredible work and research going on at Duke Medicine in prostate cancer -- in genomics, in surgery, in drugs, in imaging. True innovation.
Moul: I had an early interest in medicine, but when my father died suddenly as I was completing high school, it solidified my desire and determination to become a physician. As a prostate cancer specialist and surgeon, my goal is to cure the cancer while ensuring that the treatment does not hinder my patients’ quality of life. I feel blessed to be doing what I love.
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