Alan Smith, MD Gastroenterologist Wenatchee Valley Clinic, Wenatchee, Washington Follow up to Colorectal Cancer Screening.
Alan Smith, MD Gastroenterologist Wenatchee Valley Clinic, Wenatchee, Washington Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer death in the US for men and women combined. It is also among the most preventable cancers, and there is growing public awareness of the importance of screening. While women are generally quite informed about the [...]
Brad J. Wallum, MD Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine University of Washington, Seattle Washington Private Practice, Eastside Endocrinology and Diabetes, PS Bellevue, Washington Diabetes Mellitus (elevated blood glucose) affects 17 million individuals in the United States. It is projected that the prevalence will increase 23% by 2010. Approximately one-half of all individuals with diabetes are [...]
Dr. Thomas Amidon, MD Cardiologist Overlake Internal Medicine Bellevue, Washington Coronary artery disease affects over ten million people in the United States and is the leading cause of death in both men and women. Angina refers to symptoms that result from plaque narrowing coronary arteries. This is often described as pressure, tightness or burning in [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]