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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.

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Effective, energetic treatment for enlarged prostate

An enlarged prostate is a common condition as men get older. Read about a safe, effective and minimally invasive treatment option that uses bipolar energy to resolve uncomfortable urinary symptoms.

Daniel Heslop, M.D. By Daniel Heslop January 25, 2024

Using cold cap to prevent hair loss during cancer

Hair loss is a common side effect of chemotherapy, and can contribute to stress and anxiety. However, scalp cooling therapy helps many patients keep most of their hair.

Amrit Singh MD By Amrit Singh April 11, 2023

2-for-1 surgery: Hernia repair and prostate cancer removal

Bruce Simones is a busy person. So he was happy when he could get his prostate cancer removed robotically and a hernia fixed at the same time. Now he's back serving his community and feeling great.

December 14, 2022

Kurt Hoffman back outdoors, thanks to prostate treatment

When enlarged prostate symptoms became too much to bear, Kurt knew where to go. Find out why he traveled over four hours for a minimally invasive treatment that gave him control and pain relief.

September 1, 2022

Men's health: How is benign prostatic hyperplasia treated?

If you've been diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), it's time for you and your provider to talk about treatment options.

Ross Avant MD By Ross Avant June 1, 2022

11 tips for coping with a cancer diagnosis

If you've been diagnosed with cancer, knowing what to expect can lower your stress level. Use these 11 suggestions to learn more about your diagnosis, and improve resilience and coping skills.

September 16, 2021

5 facts about prostate specific antigen (PSA) tests

According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Here are 5 things you should know about prostate cancer and prostate specific antigen (PSA) tests.

Melissa Nissen, M.D. By Melissa Nissen June 25, 2021

Men's health: What's benign prostatic hyperplasia?

Most men will experience benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, as they age. Get the basics about this noncancerous condition.

Adam R Miller MD By Adam R. Miller April 21, 2021

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

Laser-based prostate procedure treats BPH

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

Derek Gearman MD By Derek Gearman September 15, 2020

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

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