• Prostate Cancer: So you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer. What now?

    By David F. Penson, M.D., MPH Associate Professor Department of Urology University of Southern California (USC) Video:  Dan Lin, MD University of Washington Department of Urology Men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer face a myriad of choices when considering treatment for their condition. Perhaps the most important thing to remember if you’ve been diagnosed with this […]

  • Benign Prostatic Obstruction

    Richard Pelman, MD Partner, Bellevue Urology Associates, Bellevue WA Clinical Professor of Urology, University of Washington, Seattle WA As a man matures his prostate continues to grow. This slow benign (non cancerous) enlargement of the prostate gland is a normal feature of male aging. While all men’s prostate glands exhibit some degree of enlargement, only […]

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Men's Health

Choosing a Family Physician: Making the most out of your primary health care

People are not just an amalgam of their body parts. Men are not composed of large prostate glands, sclerosed coronary arteries, and rusty libidos, although sometimes it feels that way. We come in complex packets of various sizes, shapes and colors, and attached to families, jobs, communities and cultures. Just like everyone else, we need […]

Prostate Cancer: The Basic Facts

Paul Lange, MD Professor Department of Urology University of Washington, Seattle WA What is it? Most men do not even know what a prostate is. Basically, the prostate gland sits between the bladder and penis, just in front of your rectum. The urethra, which is a tube that carries urine from your bladder through your […]

Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA): What Every Man Needs to Know

Michael K. Brawer, MD Urologist Today prostate cancer is the most common tumor in American men and the second most common reason for a cancer related death in the United States. There are three ways to change these sobering statistics. We can improve therapies, develop methods of prevention, or improve early detection; improving the opportunity […]