Signs you should see a urologist to check for prostate cancer

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Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men after skin cancer, which is why it’s so important to get your recommended screenings to check for prostate cancer.

According to the American Cancer Society, about one out of every eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Fortunately, the outcomes are very good with proper screening and today’s advanced treatments.

Keep reading to learn about the signs and symptoms of prostate cancer, the latest screenings and treatments available, which men are most at risk, and how often you should check for prostate cancer.

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Common urologic diseases and when to see a urologist for care

physician speaks with patient about symptoms of urologic diseases

If you’re having urinary problems, it could be a sign of a medical condition or one of the urologic diseases that we regularly see in our practice. Since the symptoms and severity of these conditions vary, it’s essential to see an experienced urologist when something seems off.

This blog article will discuss some of the most common urologic diseases, the symptoms to watch for, and who is most at risk.

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What is the Space OAR procedure?

Prostate Cancer Blog

Have you or someone you love been diagnosed with prostate cancer? You are not alone.

According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in American men, and around one in nine men will undergo treatment for prostate cancer during their lifetime.

Prostate cancer is a serious disease, but most men diagnosed with the disease do not die from it. Because of ongoing advancements in treatment options—like the Space OAR hydrogel procedure—the outlook is good for most men facing a prostate cancer diagnosis. 

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Signs and symptoms of prostate cancer

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Your body often has a way of telling you when something is wrong.

When you notice things that aren’t right, those signs and symptoms might lead you to schedule an appointment with your provider to find the answers.

In most cases, specific symptoms can connect the dots for a diagnosis.

For prostate cancer, though, a little detective work is required for diagnosis. Patients with prostate cancer usually show no signs of having the condition.

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