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.
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.
Since the release of the 2012 screening recommendations for prostate cancer, the controversy surrounding PSA testing and prostate cancer treatment has erupted and has lacked a clear direction and concise strategy.
Its Snip City time and you can perfectly time your vasectomy to enjoy March Madness. You won’t hear any nagging about how much basketball you watch this year because we will provide you with a doctor’s note stating March Madness on the sofa is key to your recovery.
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.
An enlarged prostate is a common condition facing men as they age. In fact, 70% of men in their 60s show symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), a benign condition unrelated to prostate cancer that can greatly affect a man’s quality of life.
Urology of Central PA is proud to participate in Healthcare Bluebook. As an independent physician group, we feel price transparency is important for patients as they plan for upcoming medical procedures.