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Prostate cancer is when cancer forms in the prostate gland. It is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths for men in the U.S. About 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. …more

People can mean a lot of different things when they say they have "advanced" prostate cancer. They can mean that their prostate cancer has spread outside of the prostate but only to tissue near the prostate (like seminal vesicles). Prostate cancer that has not spread far can be called "locally advanced prostate cancer."…more

Bladder cancer is cancer that begins in the bladder. …more

Cancer is when cells in the body grow out of control. These cells can form a tumor or damaged tissue. If cancer cells grow in the kidney, it is called kidney cancer.…more

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is an enlarged prostate. The prostate goes through two main growth periods as a man ages. The first occurs early in puberty, when the prostate doubles in size. The second phase of growth begins around age 25 and continues during most of a man’s life. As you age, your prostate may get larger. Benign prostatic hyperplasia often occurs with the second growth phase.…more

Prostatitis and related pelvic pain conditions involve pain in and around the prostate. Prostatitis and pelvic pain conditions can happen in men of all ages.…more

A UTI is when bacteria gets into your urine and travels up to your bladder. UTIs cause more than 8.1 million visits to health care providers each year. About 10 in 25 women and 3 in 25 men will have symptoms of at least 1 UTI during their lifetime.…more

A chronic bladder health issue resulting in a feeling of pain and pressure in the bladder area. …more

A UTI is when bacteria get into your urine and travel up to your bladder. As many as 8% of girls and 2% of boys will get UTIs. Young children have a greater risk of kidney damage linked to UTI than older children or adults.…more

The most common symptom of OAB is a sudden urge to urinate that you can’t control.…more

Urinary incontinence is leaking of urine that you can’t control. Many American men and women suffer from urinary incontinence.…more

SUI is the most common type of urine leakage. It happens when activities like laughing or coughing cause urine to leak. Leakage can be a few drops to tablespoons or more.…more

Under normal conditions in women, the bladder is held in place by a “hammock” of supportive pelvic floor muscles and ligaments. When these tissues are stretched and/or become weak, the bladder can sag through this layer and into the vagina. This results in bladder prolapse, also called a cystocele.…more

During routine visits to your health care provider, you are often asked to give a urine sample for testing. Many tests are routinely performed on it, like checking for sugar (diabetes), bacteria (infection) and blood. Blood in the urine that you do not see is called “microscopic hematuria.”…more

Urine contains many dissolved minerals and salts. When urine has high levels of minerals and salts, it can help to form stones. Kidney stones can start small but can grow larger in size, even filling the inner hollow structures of the kidney. Some stones stay in the kidney, and do not cause any problems. Sometimes, the kidney stone can travel down the ureter, the tube between the kidney and the bladder.…more

Erectile dysfunction, or ED, is when it is hard to get or keep an erection that’s firm enough for sex. ED affects as many as 30 million men.…more

Some men have low levels of testosterone. This is called hypogonadism, or low-T. …more

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