Benign Prostatatic Hyperplasia is a mouthful to say. Chances are you may know it as BPH or simply as an enlarged prostate. As men live longer it’s a good bet their prostate will see some enlargement. Symptoms typically occur in men over age 50 and can include:
Leaking urine Inability to empty bladder A stream that starts and stops while urinating An urgent urge to urinate Difficulty in starting a… Read More »
The easiest way to clear a room full of men – Mention the word “Doctor” followed by “Annual Physical“.
Sadly more than 60% of American men report they never visit a medical office. The remaining 40% routinely hold back on information during a visit out of fear they might receive bad news. Unfortunately, men often fail to recognize the amount of financial and emotional stress they… Read More »
Why do men make countless nightly trips to the bathroom rather than take just one trip to see a urologist? Almost at every turn men are reluctant to talk about any negative issues occurring below the beltline – whether it’s to your partner, your buddies or even your doctor.
Because you are male,… Read More »
The Below The Belt Challenge
Overall men are typically reluctant to visit a doctor. If and when they decide to show up for the “dreaded encounter” most resist the prostate cancer screen.
Two of the initial screenings done for prostate cancer are a PSA blood test and a rectal exam. Privately men admit that a rectal examination — using a doctor’s finger — is invasive, embarrassing and will go to… Read More »
One of the biggest concerns men faced with prostate cancer screening is that too many are treated for slow-moving prostate cancers that might never pose a significant risk to their long-term health. For those diagnosed prostate cancer treatments often include the use of radiation and/or removal of the… Read More »
While we all “know” that Prostate Cancer is exclusively a man’s disease you might be surprised to discover that prostate cancer and breast cancer have a lot in common. In fact, prostate cancer in a male member of your family can be an early warning sign that you or another family members may be highly pre-disposed to developing breast cancer. Learn the
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To understand how to prevent prostate cancer, one must first understand what causes it. There are four major factors that influence one’s risk for developing prostate cancer.
Age: The average age at diagnosis of prostate cancer in the United States is 69 years and after that age the chance of developing prostate cancer becomes more common than any other cancer in men or women.
Race: African Americans are more likely… Read More »
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Stopping Prostate Cancer
Researchers from Massachusetts General Harvard, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital recently revealed that long-term use of aspirin is associated with lower risk of dying from various types of cancers, including lung and prostate cancer. Both cancers are the leading killers of men. The findings were presented at… Read More »
Adding common foods like apples, watermelons, cranberries, tomatoes and more to your diet can help you avoid developing — prostate cancer.
Researchers discovered that several natural compounds found in foods starve cancerous tumors of the nutrition they need to thrive.
The most promising active ingredients can be found in apple peels, rosemary, turmeric, red grapes, berries and green tea.
Lycopene, the pigment that gives tomatoes and watermelons their… Read More »