Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men after skin cancer according to the American Cancer Society. This is a significant data point for men as the prostate is an important organ that sits below the bladder, and its function is to produce semen.
The prostate is a small, muscular gland that is part of the male reproductive system. It slowly swells as a man gets older, squeezing the urethra and limiting the flow of urine. An enlarged prostate is known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH.
Accompanying symptoms can be mild to severe and usually get worse over time. The diagnosis helps to rule out other more serious conditions and can help to manage the symptoms and treat the condition.
Self-Exams for Early Testicular Cancer Detection
Like any cancer, testicular cancer poses serious health risks to those diagnosed with it. The key to treatment and survival from testicular cancer lies in early detection.
Half a million men in the U.S. undergo a vasectomy each year, and it has now become the most commonly performed urological procedure. By comparison though, three times more women undergo permanent contraception. Tubal ligation comes more health risks for the female because it is a more invasive procedure. In addition, It is much more costly, and it requires a longer recovery time. What’s wrong with this picture?
It’s time to clear up some myths about vasectomy and provide some factual information that every man should know.