February 4th is World Cancer Day At Urology Specialists of the Carolinas, we understand that receiving a serious diagnosis can be a stressful and frightening time for most people. However, we’re here to help with every step along the way. We strive to meet each person’s individual needs and work to provide our patients with
ZERO Prostate Cancer Race: What It Is, Why We Support It & How To Get Involved Last year, we became the host sponsor for ZERO Prostate Cancer Race for the first time. This year, we’re at it again and could not be more thrilled to do our part in putting an end to prostate cancer.
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. In recognition we are sharing information on how you can support loved ones and friends with prostate cancer, a disease that affects one in six men in the United States. Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers found in men, which is why it is
A Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Treatment Active surveillance is one of the 6 viable treatment options for men with prostate cancer who do not undergo immediate radical treatment such as surgery or radiation therapy. Cancer of the prostate often grows slowly; therefore active surveillance is used as a strategy to manage early stage, low risk prostate
Visiting a urologist can make some people a little anxious, but urologists are doctors just like any other doctor—they’re there to help you overcome your health problems, ensure you’re healthy and live your best life. That being said, it’s best to be prepared when visiting your urologist, whether you’re going in for a regular checkup or
Types of Prostatitis Prostatitis is, quite simply, inflammation of the prostate. This inflammation may point to an infection of the prostate, but this is not always the case. The causes of prostatitis are not quite known and some of the four subtypes of prostatitis can be difficult to diagnose. Prostatitis is not prostate cancer and
Prostate Cancer: Post-Op While there are several options for treatment when it comes to prostate cancer, surgery is unfortunately necessary in some cases. Prostate cancer surgery, which typically involves removing the prostate and any areas around the prostate found to contain cancer, is a major surgery that will require about six weeks for you to
Your prostate cancer will need to be diagnosed and given a proper stage in order to discuss treatment options with your doctor. You may decide to do one treatment, or you and your doctor may decide it’s best to combine several treatments. These treatments will be based on your specific diagnosis, your age, and any other health problems you may have. Some men find it helpful to get a second opinion to ensure they’re making the right decision about their prostate cancer treatment. What are the treatments for prostate cancer?
Preventing prostate cancer—like preventing many other diseases—requires you to tend to your overall health, not just one specific factor. Since the body functions as a whole, you’ll need to keep up with all aspects of your health to try to prevent this disease. While there are certain risk factors one cannot control such as age, family history, and race, you can still help prevent prostate cancer by making healthy life choices.
Prostate cancer is the second leading killer when it comes to cancers in men in the United States. While some forms of prostate cancer are slow to progress, there are other more aggressive forms of prostate cancer, particularly in younger men. Being aware of the facts, symptoms, and tests for prostate cancer can help. Check out these four things you need to know about prostate cancer.