A Diet to Prevent Kidney Stones: Foods Vary

People who have suffered through the pain of passing a kidney stone might be all too eager to eliminate any and all foods from their diets that have been linked to kidney stones. However, experts say this isn’t a good approach. “Unless your doctor suggests you should avoid certain foods, your prevention attempts may limit … Read More

Should Prostate Cancer Always Be Treated?

The decision on whether to actively treat prostate cancer in certain patients can be controversial. Some doctors question the wisdom of giving advanced treatment to some older patients. These patients may have a low risk of dying from the cancer itself — and little chance the treatment will provide benefit. Dying with prostate cancer rather … Read More

SBRT: Walk-in, Walk-out Treatment for Prostate Cancer

In this kind of prostate cancer treatment, “bigger is better” and “less is more” both apply. With stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) the bigger the doses of radiation you get, the better the outcome. And the less time you spend getting treatment, the more success you’ll have. SBRT is a newer kind of prostate cancer … Read More

I Found a Lump — Is It Testicular Cancer?

It can be an embarrassing thing for a guy to call his doctor about a lump or swelling on his testicles, but it’s important to do. Whether it’s painful or not, a mass on the testicle is the most common early signal of testicular cancer, and should prompt an immediate call to the doctor. It … Read More

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For Teens: Testicular Cancer Self-exams

While most men won’t get testicular cancer, it’s the most common cancer among young men ages 15-35. It’s also highly curable, especially when it’s caught early. That’s why it’s so important that boys and teens learn how to perform testicular self-exams (TSE) and do them regularly. “In pre-pubertal boys, any unusual tumors or growths we … Read More

Pancreas Transplants for Type 1 Diabetics

If you have type 1 diabetes, it might be hard to imagine life without insulin, but it’s possible for some patients with a novel treatment option: a pancreatic transplant. A successful pancreatic transplant gives patients freedom from insulin and intensive glucose monitoring. “It’s an excellent option for patients who have failed intensive medical therapy for type … Read More

Prostate Cancer: Surgeon’s Skill Matters Most

When it comes to prostate cancer surgery, the experience and skill of the surgeon may have a bigger impact on the outcome than how the surgery was performed. A new study led by a Cleveland Clinic urologist studied people who had robotic versus “open” surgery for prostate cancer to see who had better outcomes. Researchers … Read More

Kidney Donation Just Got Safer

Donating a kidney just got even safer. New requirements — in effect as of Feb. 1, 2013 — further protect people who are willing to be living kidney donors. Concerns about what happens to donors after donating their kidneys prompted the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS), which manages the transplant system, to establish new … Read More

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September: Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

For Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve put together risk, diagnosis and treatment information to help you better understand this condition. We’ve included a risk assessment tool, treatment guide and information about a free cancer answer line staffed by oncology nurses who can answer your questions.   Explore Health Hub Prostate Cancer Prevention: Checking Out the … Read More

Prostate Cancer Prevention: Checking Out the Hype

A healthy lifestyle can reduce our risks of developing chronic health problems, including some cancers. Men who want to improve their odds of avoiding prostate cancer may be interested in trying dietary supplements and vitamins.   Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urology & Kidney Institute Chairman Eric Klein, MD, weighs in on eight things believed to prevent … Read More