Vasectomy and Prostate Cancer

enjamin Franklin once said: “He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else”. I guess it is fair to direct such criticism for men who have an attitude of “intentional avoidance”...

Fertility and Prostate Cancer

TODAY is Sept 11. It is also the 15th anniversary of the tragedy that saw a series of coordinated terrorist attacks by al-Qaeda on the United States in 2011. The world was shocked on that fateful day, as...

Testicular Cancer

THIS week, we address a reader’s celebration of “independence” from the dark days of testicular cancer, and yet cautiously guiding him to move forward in the days ahead. Dear Dr G, I am 28 years old...

What have you inherited from your parents?

One of the most prominent liberal ministers of the early 20th century, Harry Emerson Fosdick, once said: “Life consists not simply in what heredity and environment do to us but in what we make out of what...

‘Pearls’ in the pants

I have a new found passion. I have never studied Classics, but was recommended to discover the complexity of the great Greek philosophers, who shaped the world and democracy we know today. I started to...

Robotic Surgery

Geoffrey Chaucer says “Time and tide wait for no man.” As we are fast approaching the end of the first quarter of 2015, upon reflection, several incidents have happened in the first two...

The Aftermath of Prostate Cancer

Time flies, it has been 10 years since the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, which struck on Boxing Day in 2004. What was thought to be an earthquake with the magnitude of 8.8 was subsequently revised to...