You may have heard that taking supplements like saw palmetto, zinc, lycopene and vitamin E promotes prostate health. Do they really work? Here’s the Short Answer from a urologist.
Men: As you age, there’s a good chance you may get up several times a night to empty your bladder.For many men, this frustrating scenario is the result of an enlarged prostate.
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.
We think we’re invulnerable when we’re young, but when we reach our late 30s, health concerns start cropping up. Major health concerns vary by age. Find out what steps you can take to prevent them.
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Many experts, citing the latest research, believe some foods can impact prostate cancer growth. Learn about how eating certain foods and avoiding others can lower your risk.
If you are struggling with urinary incontinence or your existing incontinence is getting worse, take a look at the medications you are taking. They may contribute to the problem. There are four groups of medications doctors commonly recommend that can cause or increase incontinence. If you are taking any of these, you should let your … Read More
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
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
Here’s a less-known, but effective prostate cancer treatment: freeze the cancer cells. Using cold temperatures on prostate tissue to kill cancer cells – or what’s called cryotherapy – offers an excellent option for some prostate cancer patients, experts say. It not only works very well for the right cases, but the risk of complications is … Read More
Sometimes you don’t have time to waste. One busy man who was diagnosed with prostate cancer wasn’t interested in going through lengthy treatments to take care of the problem. So, Alan Briggs, a 69-year-old from Ohio, elected to get the job done quickly with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), a more potent, targeted prostate cancer … Read More