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"Prostate Cancer" results
  • Prostate Cancer | Pros & Cons of PSA Testing

    Early detection is easier to treat and more likely to be cured, but PSA testing isn’t always accurate and can… what problems could I have? Resources American Academy of Family Physicians: Clinical Recommendation for Prostate Cancer American Cancer Society: Recommendations for Prostate Cancer Early Detection…

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    Prostate Cancer

    Prostate cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in a man’s prostate gland. The prostate gland is part of a… I have a normal sex life after my prostate surgery? What are the long-term side effects of chemotherapy? Resources American Cancer Society: Prostate Cancer Centers…

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    Risks and Benefits of Common Prostate Cancer Treatments

    Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. Treatment options include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy,… the long-term effects of prostate cancer treatment? What is my chance of cancer returning after treatment? What happens if I choose not to get treatment?…

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    Cancer

    Cancer is a collection of many diseases that all involve the growth of abnormal cells. Some common forms are skin… if breast cancer spreads to the lungs, it would still be breast cancer. In this case, it would be called metastasized breast cancer. The most…

  • Health Benefits of a Good Sex Life

    Sex between two consenting adults can boost your emotional and physical wellbeing. In fact, sexual activity can result in long-lasting… helps with headaches, arthritis, and menstrual cramps. Gender-specific physical gains.For men, ejaculation has been shown to lower their risk of prostate cancer. This is based…

  • Prostatitis

    Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland that happens when the tissue becomes swollen an irritated… prostate cancer. A positive result does not mean you have cancer. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) does not recommend routine prostate-specific antigen screening for prostate cancer

  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

    Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the medical term for an enlarged prostate. This condition is associated with aging and mimics… What is benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)? Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the medical term for an enlarged prostate. The condition affects the prostate gland…

  • Cancer: Medical Vocabulary

    When you are diagnosed with cancer, it can be overwhelming. You have your feelings to deal with, plus a whole… or leg. Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Test: Measures the amount of a protein in the blood. The protein is created by the prostate gland. An…

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    Ways to Increase Low Testosterone

    Testosterone is a sex hormone that your body makes. Normally, men produce more of it than women do. Some men… prescribe. They include gel, a patch, or an injection. TRT is not an option for men who have certain health issues, including prostate or breast…

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    Lymphedema

    Lymphedema is a condition often caused by cancer treatment or surgery. It results in swelling of the lymph nodes located… part of the breast(s) or lymph nodes under the arm. Also, it can occur in the legs after surgery for uterine, prostate, vulvar, or ovarian…

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    Painful Urination

    Painful urination is not normal and could be a sign of a more serious condition… Painful urination (dysuria) is when you feel pain, discomfort, or burning when you urinate. The discomfort may be felt where urine passes out of the body. It may also be…

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    Microscopic Hematuria

    Microscopic hematuria means you have red blood cells in your urine. These blood cells are so small, though, you can’t… often than usual. What causes microscopic hematuria? Some of the most common causes of blood in the urine include: Kidney infections. Enlarged prostate. Urinary tract…

  • X-ray of woman’s pelvis, showing bladder stones

    Bladder Stones

    Bladder stones are small crystals that form in your urine. They are hard and become trapped in your bladder. They… treat the cause of your bladder stones. For example, if your doctor finds a tumor in your bladder, they will check for cancer. The current…

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    Overactive Bladder

    Overactive bladder is a condition that causes you to lose control of your bladder without warning… much fluid in your bladder or too much caffeine can cause overactive bladder. Nerve damage is caused by: Vaginal childbirth (for women). Prostate problems (for men). Spinal cord or…

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    Infertility

    Infertility means a couple isn’t able to become pregnant after 1 year of having regular, unprotected sex. Infertility can affect… the cervix. Early-onset menopause. This would occur before the age of 40. It may be tied to an immune system disease, cancer treatments, or a genetic syndrome. Diseases and disorders,…

  • Radiology technician helping position a young girl on the MRI bed

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an imaging test used to see the organs, bones, and tissue inside your body… give you a higher-quality picture of bones and is better for diagnosing chest and lung problems as well as detecting some cancers. An MRI is more…

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    Antiemetic Medicines: OTC Relief for Nausea and Vomiting

    Over the counter medicines can provide relief for nausea and vomiting, but there are a number of precautions to be… hot and humid. Things to consider Healthy adults usually don’t experience side effects from antiemetic medicines. Side effects can be a concern for older adults…

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    Antihistamines: Understanding Your OTC Options

    Over the counter antihistamines can be used to treat allergy symptoms. It’s important to know what they do and the… get hot and humid. Things to consider Healthy adults don’t usually experience side effects from antihistamines. However, they can be a concern for older adults…

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