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Understanding Risks for Prostate Cancer Treatments

Hormone-suppressing regimen may raise odds for heart failure, but it brings benefits, too, researchers say (HealthDay News) — Because testosterone can help prostate tumors grow, men with prostate cancer are often given hormone-suppressing treatment. But new research suggests that delivering the treatment in prostate cancer’s early stages may, in turn, hike a man’s odds for…

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Overactive Bladder? There Are Treatment Options!

Don’t let urinary issues keep you from enjoying an active lifestyle. At Piedmont HealthCare Urology, we offer comprehensive diagnosis and treatment options for overactive bladder (OAB) and incontinence for men and women. Treatment options include: Lifestyle changes Medications TIBIAL nerve stimulation Interstim Botox Please review videos and our downloadable patient education documents about OAB on…

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New Research Finds Value in PSA Testing

Analysis of 2 major trials on the prostate cancer screen shows it cuts men’s risk of dying from the disease (HealthDay News) — Despite ongoing debate over the value of prostate cancer screening, a new review says it can indeed reduce a man’s risk of dying from the disease. Early tumor detection using the prostate-specific…

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Groin Pain and Injuries in Men

Groin pain and injuries can be part of the territory for active males. But when unusual pain, swelling or injury affects the groin area, it could be necessary to seek medical attention. Board Certified Urologist Dr. Michael Schlesinger is experienced in diagnosing and treating testicular and scrotal conditions and pain such as epididymitis, infections and…

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Is MRI the ‘Mammography’ of Prostate Cancer Screening?

Scanning might reduce unneeded biopsies and overtreatment, study suggests By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) — MRI screening might greatly reduce over-diagnosis and over-treatment of prostate cancer in older men, a preliminary study suggests. Compared to the current screening method, MRI can reduce over-diagnosis of prostate cancer by 50 percent, and unnecessary biopsies by…

Urinary Incontinence and Active Seniors

Dr. Michael Schlesinger of Piedmont HealthCare Urology encourages his patients affected by urinary incontinence to discuss their condition and how it affects their daily lives. With patient education, lifestyle changes and treatment options, urinary incontinence does not have to keep active seniors from doing what they enjoy. The following article by HealthDay News provides is an…

Don’t Get Caught With Your Pants Up!

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month.  Each year at this time men are reminded to get their prostate gland checked for abnormalities.  This is done with a PSA blood test and rectal exam. PSA or prostate specific antigen is a blood test that can detect abnormalities in the prostate gland.  It is a non-specific test…

Caution! Is your pee yellow?

In most cases, the darker yellow that your urine is, the more concentrated it is.  This increases your risk for kidney stones and urinary tract infections.  With the NASCAR season starting up again, this is just a friendly reminder to make sure that you drink at least 2 liters of water a day.  Be a…