What Happens If I’m Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer?

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Dr. Nelson talks about what happens if you are diagnosed with prostate cancer If you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer, your physician will first determine what the grade and stage of the prostate cancer is. If it is a low grade or less aggressive prostate cancer and your PSA is under 10 or 15, it […]

Prostate Problems: What Tests Are Available for Men?


Dr. Nelson talks about tests available for men with prostate problems When a man has prostate problems, they will typically go see their primary care physician. Your physician will typically begin with a urine analysis, a PSA test, or a digital rectal exam. Digital rectal exams are often forgotten, but about 15% of prostate cancers […]

What is the Most Important Risk Factor for Prostate Cancer?

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Dr. Nelson explains risk factors for prostate cancer Despite what many people think, an enlarged prostate is not a risk factor for developing prostate cancer. It is a risk factor, however, for having voiding symptoms. Obesity on the other hand can be a risk for developing prostate cancer and having more aggressive forms. There have […]

When Should Men be Screened for Prostate Cancer?


Dr. Nelson talks about when men should be screened for prostate cancer Prostate cancer is the most common solid tumor in men in the United States.  Approximately, 230,000 men are diagnosed every year with prostate cancer, about 30,000 men a year die from prostate cancer. This has significantly decreased almost 50% from what it was 20 […]

What is the Life Expectancy of Prostate Cancer?


What is the life expectancy of prostate cancer? After the shock of a prostate cancer diagnosis, many men wonder about life expectancy. “Will I survive?” is a common question. The good news is that when prostate cancer is caught early, it is a very survivable disease. That’s why early screening and detection is so important. […]

What Happens If I Have an Elevated PSA Level? What Are My Options?

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Dr. Nelson talks about your options if you have an elevated PSA level If your doctor thinks prostate cancer might be present, usually because your PSA is elevated or because you have an abnormal exam, you’ll be be sent to urologist. Typically, if the PSA is elevated, your doctor will recheck it, as all faith […]

What to Know About Sex After Prostate Cancer Treatment


When can I have sex after prostate cancer treatment? Nearly all men will experience difficulty getting an erection for a period of time after surgery, even if they have a “nerve-sparing” operation. This will usually pass with time. You should know what to expect, but there is no reason that you shouldn’t resume normal sexual […]

Penis Injections as a Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction

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Are penis injections used as a treatment for erectile dysfunction? Erectile dysfunction has a varieties of treatments. Generally, erectile dysfunction is treated with medications taken orally. Some commonly used medications are Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra. If pills don’t work, doctors will often recommend penis injections. Dr. Roscoe Nelson discusses how the benefit of using penis […]

Improving Incontinence after Prostate Cancer Treatment


How do you improve incontinence after prostate cancer treatment? Incontinence can be much more than a nuisance, but it is a treatable condition. There are many things you and your doctor can do to improve your continence. Dr. Roscoe Nelson goes over several different approaches to treating incontinence after prostate cancer treatment in this video. […]

Sling Procedure for Incontinence after Prostate Cancer Surgery

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What is the sling procedure for incontinence after prostate cancer surgery? Incontinence is common for men after prostate cancer surgery or radiation. If you are undergoing either of these procedures you should expect to have some issues with incontinence. There are different degrees and types of incontinence. This is a treatable condition. If a man […]

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