Overtreatment of prostate cancer represents one of the most significant issues in men’s health today. As a result of the limited information available from a biopsy, more than 90 percent of low-risk patients undergo immediate treatment, such as prostate removal or radiation, despite having less than a 3 percent chance of their low-risk disease progressing to become … Read More
Let’s face it, men: It’s tough keeping on top of all the health and medical advice out there. We’ve put together a list of timeless tips that can help keep you on top of your health game.
About one in 250 men will develop testicular cancer in their lifetime, while one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. “Men are sometimes reluctant to see a doctor for any number of reasons, ranging from embarrassment to simply not making the time for their personal health,” says Eric Klein, MD, Chairman of the Glickman Urological & … Read More
A new screening tool for prostate cancer has been shown to offer better accuracy than the test currently used by most physicians in the United States. The new test, called the 4Kscore™ test (OPKO Lab), offers various advantages over the more commonly used prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test. The new test improves on these … Read More
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If you’re taking a medication for low testosterone to ward off the effects of aging – such as decreased libido or fatigue – you should stop taking the drug now. The number of prescriptions for low testosterone, also known as low-T, has been rising for several years. But concerns are growing in the medical community about whether the … Read More
When patients hear they should have robotic surgery for urological problems, some experience a fear of machines. Others mistakenly think nothing can go wrong. A few even believe — perhaps based on watching a few too many episodes of “Dr. Who” — that the robot will be making moves on its own, outside of the surgeon’s direct control. Learn the truth from Jihad Kaouk, MD.
Prostate cancer can be hard to detect. Deciding what to do about it if we find or suspect it can be even tougher, for patients and their doctors. Of course we want to treat aggressive, potentially lethal prostate tumors. But we don’t want patients to endure needless worry and undergo unwarranted medical procedures if their … Read More
Did you know African-American males are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer at a younger age and have a more aggressive form of the disease? Certain risk factors can be changed while others can’t, according to Sam Abraksia, MD, an oncologist and medical director at the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center at South Pointe … Read More
Listen up, gentlemen. You may be getting older and wiser. But if you’re not paying attention to — and acting on — changes in your urination habits, you’re not making the smart bet on health. You may be experiencing a weak urine stream, a sensation like urination is incomplete or an increase in the number of … Read More
It can be hard to know what questions to ask when your doctor says you have cancer. Since oncologists often present “just the facts,” without necessarily opening up the floor for questions, it’s good to be proactive. After a cancer diagnosis, here are seven questions I suggest patients ask: 1. Where do you recommend getting … Read More