AUA Summit - Winter 2020


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Who is at Risk for Prostate Cancer?

The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system. It helps makes the fluid that carries sperm (semen) and is about the size of a walnut. The prostate gland sits just below the bladder, which is the organ that collects and empties urine, and is in front of the rectum (the lower part of the large intestine that ends at the anus). The prostate also surrounds part of the urethra, or the tube that empties urine from the bladder. That’s why some men experience urination problems when they have prostate cancer or an enlarged prostate.…more

Insights: All About SpaceOAR Gel

SpaceOAR stands for Spacing Organs at Risk. It’s a water-based gel (hydrogel) placed between the prostate and anus in men going through radiation therapy for prostate cancer.…more

Urology Mythbusters: Winter 2020

Men with a low sex drive, fading energy, mood changes and erectile dysfunction may have low testosterone levels. This is also known as low-T. However, these symptoms can be caused by other reasons. While there are a variety of medications to treat low-T, not everyone is a candidate.…more

Living Healthy: Risky Behavior and Urologic Trauma

Did you know avoiding risky behaviors can help prevent damage to your kidney, testicles and bladder? It’s true. The most important steps you can take during these winter months (and other months in the year) to protect your urologic health are to use protective athletic gear when doing outdoor sports and wearing a seatbelt in any vehicle.…more