The American Medical Association has been sharing updated information concerning the lack of a link between vasectomy procedures and prostate cancer. The findings were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology and were based on a study that followed participants from 1982 to 2012.
The study was actually designed to assess risk factors for many, many different types of cancer, prostate among them.
The reports suggest that, “there is no association between having a vasectomy and developing prostate cancer:
Results In the CPS-II cohort, vasectomy was not associated with prostate cancer mortality (HR, 1.01; 95% CI, 0.93 to 1.10). In the CPS-II Nutrition Cohort, vasectomy was not associated with either overall prostate cancer incidence (HR, 1.02; 95% CI, 0.96 to 1.08) or high-grade prostate cancer incidence (HR, 0.91; 95% CI, 0.78 to 1.07 for cancers with Gleason score ≥ 8).
Conclusion Results from these large prospective cohorts do not support associations of vasectomy with either prostate cancer incidence or prostate cancer mortality.
September is Prostate Health Awareness month and MD for Men is doing our part to bring the seriousness of prostate health monitoring to light. Let’s start with a few facts:
1. One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.
2. Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men.
3. If caught early, prostate cancer is one of the most treatable malignancies.
While these facts might sound scary, early detection is the key. Far too many men will let fear of visiting their doctor dictate how healthy they allow themselves to be. Suffering, whether out of ignorance or apathy, is simply not a choice. MD for Men provides an atmosphere to foster knowledge and strength. We want you to visit, we want you to learn, but most importantly, we want you to be healthy.
Think you’re immune to any prostate issues? We’ve got news for you: eight in 10 men will eventually develop an enlarged prostate. Regular checks by your doctor are your number one ally.
But I’m not old enough to worry yet!
But you’re not old enough to worry about prostate cancer or an enlarged prostate, right?
Wrong. Enlarged prostates can start affecting men in their fourth to fifth decade of life and beyond.
MD for Men strives to change the male mentality when it comes to your health. You do not have to suffer from irritating symptoms or fear. Make an appointment with one of our specialists today and start down the road to a new, healthier you.
Don’t let Prostate problems cause problems in your life. Call or contact MDforMen to get the best help for your problem.
Again, Albuquerque’s Urology Expert, Dr.Wayne Kuang will be interviewed for Men’s Health Month.
And since June is Men’s Health Month – it may be a GREAT time to talk to your partner about problems in the bedroom.
And to tune in or set your DVR to catch the show!
Yes, it’s true, ED is a precursor to many life-threatening diseases.
1/2 men with diabetes have sexual trouble caused by diabetes
ED precedes coronary artery disease in 70% of cases
Sexual dysfunction after radical prostatectomy affects 25-75% of patients
And it’s also true that pills and injections often don’t work:
But penile implants are definitely an option to treat men with ED with highest patient and partner satisfaction (over 90%).
Since Women are often the drivers of Men’s Health care…
Partners need to take a stand so you can both have a VERY satisfactory sex life.
MDforMen is a clinic located in the Northeast Heights of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and specializes in Men’s Health, including Erectile Dysfunction treatments, Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) treatments, Low Testosterone treatments, and No-Needle Vasectomies.
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Oh I’m sure. No no, it’s comfortable. You know there’s not other offices right here where everybody’s looking at you when you’re walking in like you’re going down a hall looking for something and there’s everybody, you know it’s comfortable.
And kinda when you first come in, what’s the initial impression before even talking to the first staff? Like when you first walk in the door and you’re looking around.
It’s very professional.
Very professional. You know, there’s nothing I can think of that I don’t like about it and uh, it..
What do you kinda see when you first come in?
I see a professional office, you know. I mean, you’ve got entertainment for waiting, coffee and you’ve got people that are ready to talk to you if you wanna talk to them. I didn’t come in here embarrassed or unresponsive and my guess would be that if I did, your office would know how to handle that. Your office would probably do a good job of.. If somebody doesn’t want to talk or if they’re embarrassed they would probably take it easy on them and try and get them to talk a little bit but getting to see you is not a problem. So the professionalism is very good.
Any other thoughts?
Well I used to question, “Why do you do this?” You’re obviously a very good doctor. You know, you could probably do something that makes a lot more money.. Oh, I don’t know how money works in medical practice and you said something that I thought.. well here’s the reason. And you said, “Because I like working on something that makes people happy. If I’m doing cancer something, the chances of them being happy aren’t very good when I give them what I can give them.” But you give people what you give them and they leave happy and it makes you happy.
Knowing that you’re going home and that you’re getting it on and being intimate with your wife who you’ve been with for years, decades, that’s fun. That’s a gift. I mean, that’s something you can do.. You know, I think medicine has gotten the way of thinking that quantity of life is more important than quality of life.
Mhm, yeah if I had to die earlier and having this going on rather than not have it anymore and die later.. I’d rather die earlier. (laughter)
(laughter) I’m with you!
I mean, that’s a little rough saying it that way but it sure adds to your quality of life. And you know, when I first met you.. There was a couple of introductory classes.. it was at a hospital. And when I walked in and saw men much older than me, one in a wheel chair, I was amazed. I thought, “Well those guys.. They’ve lost their sex long ago.” But they were as anxious to talk to you as I was. I was amazed at that, at the different ages and there were people younger than me that have different problems that you obviously have taken care of or are taking care of. So that was a lot of putting me at ease to come here, then I spoke to you in the hall that day. I walked down and I said, “Do you know where this class is?” And you went, “Come on! You’re with me!” (laughter)
I ran into you in the hallway, that’s right. (laughter)
(laughter) That’s right! And you just know how to put people at ease pretty quickly and that, that’s important.
And I think for us.. I’m trying to change the way we do healthcare for men. So guys will come in to see a physician or provider for things that really matter to them. Sex, peeing better, sleeping longer, make sure they don’t have prostate cancer, right? Making sure their testosterone levels are balanced, maybe a no needle vasectomy. But how can we help guys evolve fearlessly into the best version of themselves? Because if I can impact that and change their healthcare trajectory by even five percent now then over decades you’re really gonna have an impact on their overall health. And I think sexual health is just as important to every part of health for a guy. We identify as guys, I mean.. it’s a big part of who we are. I mean, if we can affect health in a positive way for guys, in small ways, but then it has a positive effect, a ripple effect to other parts of their lives.. Your personal life, your professional life, relationships in the community, at work, even globally depending on who you are and what you do.. But if we can initiate that kind of ripple effect, taking a pebble and dropping it into a still pond and watching it.. Now I can never measure that but that’s the concept.
No, it’s a good concept because you often see people get a devastating disease and they set their mind to beating it by whatever they have to do but they change their attitude about it and they win, not always but, making yourself that much happier has to add to your quality of life and your length of life.. All of that. You just mentioned a few things that I didn’t even realize you do. So there’s a wide range of reasons why people, a wider range than I thought of why people will end up here or not. Another good thing was my physician, my endocrinologist, he’s the one that I was telling about it. He was giving me the drugs, whatever it was, and it wasn’t working and he was really interested in knowing that I could beat this and get my life back to being more comfortable. So he constantly gives me a hard time now. I saw him the other day, he’s like, “Are you getting it on?? How’re you liking it??” (laughter) And I tell him, “It’s great!” He goes, “Yes! It is great, isn’t it!” So there’s a lot of support. And you have to.. I don’t know if people can walk in here without a reference unless they’re paying for insurance but you have to have a good relationship with your physician. Hopefully everyone has a primary care doctor they can talk to about it.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH, benign prostatic hypertrophy or enlarged prostate, animated tutorial, great for patient education. The prostate is a walnut-size exocrine gland of the male reproductive system. It is located just below the urinary bladder where it wraps around the first part of the male urethra. Prostate gland produces a milky fluid that is expelled into the urethra to mix with spermatozoa during ejaculation. The fluid serves as a lubricant and nutrition for the sperms.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, also called benign prostatic hypertrophy or enlarged prostate, is a condition in which the size of the prostate gland is increased. It is considered “benign” because it’s not a cancer, and it does not increase the risk of cancer. However, when becomes sufficiently large, the prostate tissue may compress the urethra and block the urine flow causing a number of urination problems and urinary tract infection.
If you suffer from Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), call MDforMen today for help: 505-433-4665.