and Testicular Cancer
The surgeons at Urologic Specialists of New England
have extensive experience in treating the two most common cancers
affecting the male reproductive system.
Prostate Cancer affects more men than any other form of cancer.
In its earliest stages there are no symptoms, which is why
it often grows undetected. If you experience difficulty urinating,
frequent urination or blood in the urine or semen, you should
see a doctor to find out whether you have an infection, enlarged
prostate or prostate cancer.
Most doctors recommend that men
over 50 have regular blood tests for Prostate Specific Antigen
(PSA) and/or rectal examinations for early indications of
the disease. If either test shows a possibility of cancer, the
next step is usually a biopsy -- a laboratory sample of tissue
taken from the prostate.
If prostate cancer is discovered, your doctor
will review several possible treatment options including radiation,
surgery, medication and watchful waiting. Some prostate cancers
can spread to other parts of the body, while others may not grow
for many years, if ever. Unfortunately, medical science today
does not have a foolproof way of predicting when, or if, a particular
person's disease may spread.
is indicated, Urologic Specialists of New England offer some
of the most advanced techniques, including
A relatively rare and highly curable condition, testicular cancer
typically affects men between ages 20 and 35.
It is usually discovered when men notice a lump or swelling in self-examination
Treatment begins with surgical removal of the
affected testicle. Regular checkups are recommended afterward
to determine if there has been any spread of disease requiring