Men's Health Month

Men's Health Month 2020

Are you hooked on healthy living? Then you’re at the right place! Here you can find trusted men's health resources on a variety of urologic conditions and diseases from the Urology Care Foundation! This includes fact sheets, patient guides, videos, podcasts and much more.

Men's Health Facts

    • Testosterone is the male sex hormone that is made in the testicles. Testosterone hormone levels are important to normal male sexual development and functions. Men need testosterone to make sperm.
    • Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths for men in the United States.
    • Erectile Dysfunction (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.
    • With timely diagnosis, testicular cancer is most likely treatable and most often curable. It is the most common cancer in men 15 to 34 years old.
    • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is an enlarged prostate. This condition is found in about half of all men between ages 51 and 60.

Weekly Themes

June 1—6 | Prostate Cancer

June 7—13 | Erectile Dysfunction, Infertility and Low Testosterone

June 14—20 | Bladder, Testicular and Kidney Cancer

June 21—27 | BPH, Prostatitis and Pelvic Pain

June 28—30 | Incontinence and Nocturia

BPH, Prostatitis and Pelvic Pain Resources

Facts About BPH, Prostatitis and Pelvic Pain

  • About half of all men between ages 51 and 60 have BPH.
  • Up to 90% of men over age 80 have BPH.
  • Having BPH does not increase the chance of getting prostate cancer.
  • There are two main forms of prostatitis: bacterial and nonbacterial.
  • The cause for prostatitis is not always known. Some things can raise the risk of a bacterial infection.

Additional Resources

Learn more about BPH
Learn more about Prostatitis


Bladder, Testicular and Kidney Cancer Resources

Facts About Bladder, Testicular and Kidney Cancer

  • Four times more men than women tend to get bladder cancer.
  • Bladder cancer is the sixth most common cancer in men, worldwide.
  • Testicular cancer is most often found in men age 15 to 44 years.
  • About 1 of every 250 men will develop testicular cancer at some point during their lifetime.
  • Men have a higher risk of kidney cancer.

Additional Resources

Learn more about Bladder Cancer
Learn more about Testicular Cancer
Learn more about Kidney Cancer


Erectile Dysfunction, Infertility and Low Testosterone Resources

Facts About Erectile Dysfunction, Infertility and Low Testosterone

  • ED is the most common sex problem men report to their doctor and affects as many as 30 million men.
  • ED can happen as an early warning of a more serious illness, like: atherosclerosis, heart disease, high blood pressure or high blood sugar from Diabetes.
  • Male infertility refers to a health issue that lowers a male's chance of getting a female partner pregnant. Up to 50% of infertility cases are believed to be linked to the male.
  • Testosterone levels generally decrease with age, so older men tend to have low blood testosterone levels.
  • ED is one condition that may accompany low testosterone.

Additional Resources

Learn more about Erectile Dysfunction
Learn more about Infertility
Learn more about Low Testosterone


Prostate Cancer Resources

Facts About Prostate Cancer

  • About 1-in-9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime
  • Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths for men in the U.S.
  • In 2020, nearly 191,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer
  • 1-in-6 African American men will get prostate cancer
  • A man is 2 to 3 times more likely to get prostate cancer if his father, brother or son had it

Additional Resources

Learn more about Prostate Cancer

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