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Is There A Connection Between BPH And Prostate Cancer?

Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is an enlargement of the prostate gland in men. The prostate gland enlarges as a man ages causing inconvenient symptoms in the urinary tract. It is not really a dangerous condition, but it should be monitored to prevent complications in the bladder, kidneys, and urinary tract. Many men wonder if is there a connection between BPH and prostate cancer. Let’s find out.

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How Often Should Men Be Screened For Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer is a highly treatable cancer if it is detected early, and discovering prostate cancer in its early stages provides more treatment options. How often should men be screened for prostate cancer? This is a complicated question, so let’s find out the criteria, risk factors, and  consensus.

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Is It Important To Treat Low Testosterone?

Testosterone is the hormone that makes men grow hair, have a deeper voice, and have a muscular build. It is produced by the testicles and peaks in early adulthood only to begin dropping 1 to 2% starting at about age 40. Is it important to treat low testosterone? In most cases, yes, but not always.

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Newly Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer: A Guide

“What do I do next?” is usually the first thing a man diagnosed with prostate cancer thinks about. There are several actions you should and should not take if you are diagnosed with prostate cancer. Here are some tips for a man newly diagnosed with prostate cancer. A guide to handling your fears, questions, and treatment options.

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Do You Know The Five Warning Signs Of Prostate Cancer?

Do you know that prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American men next to skin cancer? Do you know that the prostate is a vital part of a man’s reproductive system? Do you know men can have both benign and cancerous growths in the prostate gland? Most importantly, do you know the five warning signs of prostate cancer? Every man should know when to take action.

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I have seen Dr. Gange for a number of years and developed the typical symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate. During my annual urologist visit, Dr. Gange laid out my options. After doing some personal research, I elected to have the Urolift procedure performed by Dr. Gange on an outpatient basis.

The procedure was uncomfortable but not particularly painful compared to other surgeries I have had. Recovery was relatively quick and I was back at work after two days of rest.

I did experience some significant discomfort associated with urination but was counseled that I was not drinking enough water. Once I increased my consumption of water, most of the discomfort went away and I was back to normal after about two weeks.

In the wake of the surgery, the urgency to urinate has gone away. The interval between trips to the bathroom has lengthened significantly such that I usually get up to urinate only once each night and sometimes not at all.

Having talked with others who have had more drastic prostate surgery, I feel that the Urolift procedure was much less stressful and the results were as hoped for.