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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Learn more about Prostate Cancer