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Prostate Health

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men. You may have friends or family members who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, and this may make you wonder about what you can do for prostate cancer prevention.

In The News

Mayo Clinic announces $5 million gift to La Crosse cancer center

Expanded cancer center will allow Mayo Clinic to meet the region’s current patient demand and allow for future growth.

March 5, 2019

From The Blog

Ralph Mehr

Laser prostate surgery provides quick relief

Ralph Mehr was in 'utter misery' and anxious for answers. Then he found a care team who understood and offered a new laser prostate surgery option.

October 8, 2020
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Laser-based prostate procedure treats BPH

HoLEP is a minimally invasive laser procedure to treat an enlarged prostate. Learn about it's benefits, including fast recovery and no hospital stay.

Derek Gearman MD By Derek Gearman September 15, 2020
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The emotional side of cancer: 7 tips

Cancer can affect more than physical health. The emotional side can affect the ability to cope and stick to a treatment plan. Get 7 tips on how to improve your emotional well-being as a cancer patient or caregiver.

Sharon Dexheimer LICSW By Sharon Dexheimer September 11, 2020
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Having surgery safely: Patient undergoes prostate surgery in midst of pandemic

Mark Skrien has a family history of prostate cancer. So he wasn't surprised in February when lab results showed that his prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, a cancer screening test that looks for signs of prostate cancer, was high.

June 26, 2020
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Living in fear: Cancer recurrence

Some fear of cancer recurrence is normal, but excessive fear can lead to decreased quality of life. Here's how you can manage your fear.

Kaye Holt, N.P. By Kaye Holt August 19, 2019
Steve Larson

Cancer survivor advises men to get checked for testicular cancer

Steve Larson began developing symptoms of what he thought was a hernia. The pain subsided, so he didn’t immediately get it evaluated, but when the discomfort in his groin area returned, he knew it was time to see a doctor.

July 15, 2019
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Scalp cooling therapy prevents hair loss during chemotherapy

Hair loss is a common side effect of chemotherapy which can greatly contribute to your stress and anxiety. However, a new treatment called scalp cooling therapy is helping many patients keep most of their hair.

Amrit Singh MD By Amrit Singh June 26, 2019
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5 facts about prostate specific antigen (PSA) tests

According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Here are five things you should know about prostate cancer and prostate specific antigen (PSA) tests.

Melissa Nissen, M.D. By Melissa Nissen April 26, 2019
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The importance of a cancer survivorship care plan

Cancer care doesn’t end just because treatment is done. Life doesn’t immediately go back to normal because you are done with radiation or chemotherapy. It's important to address the needs of cancer survivors with a survivorship care plan.

June 6, 2018
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The Survivor Bell

Jane-Marie Bahr shares her personal experience of her last day of radiation treatment at Mayo Clinic Health System.

April 27, 2017
Michael Rentzepis, M.D.

What is Movember? And what's with all the mustaches?

You might be noticing more mustaches appearing on the faces of men in the next month. While they may make the men in your life a little more dashing, this isn’t a new, hot fashion trend. This is Movember.

Michael Rentzepis, M.D. By Michael Rentzepis November 5, 2013
Joe Lee MD

Men's health: Prostate cancer risks, treatment

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, an ideal time to learn more about one of the most common cancers in men.

September 11, 2013