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New Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Focus on Patient Choice

UCPA encourages men ages 55 to 69 to revisit their need for Prostate Cancer Screenings with their doctors.

The prostate gland normally tends to enlarge in the vast majority of males as they age. For many men, this growth can cause symptoms later in life.

Some researchers are concerned that prostate cancer can be so slow growing that the prescribed treatment and side effects are often worse than the potential consequences of inaction. However, without a PSA test, it would be impossible to know if an early stage cancer will be slow growing or if it is a more aggressive type that can quickly become fatal if left untreated.

As urology specialists with a long and successful track record of treating prostate cancer, our doctors firmly believe that PSA screenings remain essential to managing prostate health. Only when a “normal” baseline reading has been established (preferably by the age of 50) can your doctor watch for any dramatic jump in PSA readings which could indicate the need for urgent action.

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UCPA New Offices

UCPA is proud to announce the opening of our new offices located at 815 Sir Thomas Court, in Harrisburg.

 

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Time to Schedule Your March Madness Vasectomy

March Madness

For those done having children, a vasectomy may seem like a good solution for permanent birth control, and urologic practices have figured a way to motivate interested men to schedule the procedure: the promise of recuperating while watching a few days of NCAA March Madness.

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UCPA – Genitourinary (GU) Interdisciplinary Clinic

 

New Clinic Provides Collaborative, Interdisciplinary Care for Cancer

When you or a loved one receives a cancer diagnosis, it is overwhelming. Knowing that you have a team of doctors that are partnering and collaborating on your behalf provides incredible reassurance.

This is exactly what Urology of Central Pennsylvania (UCPA) and AndrewsPatel Hematology/Oncology focused on when creating the new, exclusive Genitourinary Interdisciplinary Clinic. This clinic is the first of its kind in central Pennsylvania.

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Survivor Mentors Available

Diagnosed with Prostate, Bladder or Urologic Cancer? A Cancer Survivor Mentor can Help!

If you have been recently diagnosed with prostate, bladder or urologic cancer or have been told you need a biopsy, there is a way to have your personal questions answered.

Many times hearing from a person who has experienced what we are facing is reassuring and helpful. Cancer survivors have an insider’s perspective on facing the disease – and beating it.

UCPA has a group of volunteers who desire to help others facing prostate, bladder or urologic cancer. They’re called Cancer Survivor Mentors and they’re available to speak with you and your family.

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