Researchers have long known that heavy men are at higher risk of severe prostate cancer. Surprising findings from a British study reveal that taller men are at higher risk, too. Here’s why.
Only 8 to 12 percent of U.S. couples choose vasectomy for long-term birth control. One reason may be old fears about this simple procedure increasing risks of prostate cancer. A 2017 study should end that debate.
There are different reasons you might have male urinary incontinence, ranging from surgical side effects to overactive bladder. Fortunately, several treatment options can help relieve it. Incontinence happens when your bladder’s sphincter muscle is not strong enough to hold back the urine. It can also occur when your bladder muscles contract too strongly or your bladder gets … Read More
A cancer diagnosis can place a man’s fertility at risk. If you’re at risk for male infertility, being deployed overseas or want to delay fatherhood, sperm banking can help. Here are some facts that might surprise you.
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Talking about sports or work is a breeze for guys. But most men keep their health worries private. Explore tips from our experts and learn why you should confide in your doctor when you first notice symptoms.
A new therapy for localized prostate cancer is less likely to produce typical side effects and can help some men avoid surgery or radiation. High-intensity ultrasound waves treat the diseased part of the prostate and spare surrounding tissue.
Men with prostate cancer being treated with a common hormone therapy may be doubling their risk of dementia, a recent study says.
Prostate cancer comes back quicker in men with a variant of a certain gene. About half of U.S. men have it. Knowing which patients have the variant could help doctors treat prostate cancer better.
If you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer, don’t assume that surgery or radiation therapy is in your future. First, talk to your doctor about how aggressive your cancer may be. While surgery or radiation is best for some aggressive cancers, it’s not always necessary.
Within a few years of using prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests, we saw an amazing shift: By the mid-1990s, most men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer were curable. Since then, studies have shown that while PSA screening reduces a man’s likelihood of dying from prostate cancer, it does not reduce overall mortality. The problem has been with how we use PSA tests.