September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Each year, nearly 30,000 men die from prostate cancer. In fact, it’s the second leading cause of death from cancer in men after lung cancer. Being aware of your risk for prostate cancer—as well as the signs, symptoms, and detection tests—is important to educate yourself about your health.
What exactly does a urologist treat? A urologist is a specialist who treats diseases or disorders of the male and female urinary tract as well as the male reproductive system. The organs included in this field are the kidneys, adrenal glands, ureters, bladder, and urethra, as well as the male testes, prostate and penis. Here is a general idea of the types of diseases and disorders that a urologist treats:
Early detection of prostate cancer can be crucial to its treatment success. While there are many factors that can influence prostate cancer, your risk of prostate cancer still increases as you age. In your 40s is a good time to start thinking about getting screened for prostate cancer. What should you know about early detection of prostate cancer?
It’s probably not something you wanted to bring up at dinner with your dad on Father’s Day, but find time to encourage Dad to visit his urologist this Men’s Health Month. Visiting the urologist, especially as we age, can tell us so many things about our bodies, and even help detect and prevent different ailments. Read on to find out some great reasons to encourage Dad to visit the urologist.
Changes with your body don’t stop as soon as you’re fully grown: our bodies are changing as we age too, and not just our physical appearance. If you’re a man in your 50s and you consider yourself to be in good health, take a look at these top five health problems for men in their 50s—they may surprise you and encourage you to better care for your health.
Your health should be a priority before you hit the big 3-0, but this is when some common and more serious health ailments come into play. You may think you’re too young to be worrying about health problems yet, but you should consider thinking further about these top 5 health problems and what you can do to prevent and treat them.
April is National Cancer Control Month. Until we find a cure for cancer, our best bet for maintaining as much control as possible over cancer is education and awareness. This is an informational discussion of prostate cancer, the risk factors and warning signs: Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer is the second leading cause
Because prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths among men in the United States, many men are beginning to proactively educate themselves regarding their prostate health. This involves a visit to the urologist to discuss any questions that you have about your prostate health, learning about the warning signs for prostate cancer, and
If you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer, you probably have a lot of questions. Usually, ‘What are my treatment options?’ tops the list. And, it should. Prostate cancer is actually one of the most common cancers found in men. Today, you have a range of treatment options. If diagnosed early, prostate cancer has a high
If you experience any of the following symptoms, you need to see a urologist. The urologist can determine the level of severity and provide treatment options. Blood in your urine Even if you experience blood in your urine off and on, it signals something bad. The problem is not actually the blood in the urine.