5 Prostate Cancer Myths to Know

Many men think that prostate cancer isn’t something they have to worry about until much later in life. While this is a dominant myth, there are certainly many more that continue to spread around. Here are five that you should know that can keep you proactive with your health!

Prostate Cancer Only Happens to Older Men

There’s nothing wrong with understanding that the risk of prostate cancer does increase with age. In fact, most men won’t be diagnosed until after the age of 65. However, prostate cancer is very common, and can begin to occur at a much younger age. Talk to your doctor about whether screening is right for you.

I Can Only Get Prostate Cancer If Someone in My Family Has It

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, so there’s certainly a likelihood that you’ve known someone that has experienced it before. In addition, you may have someone in your family that has been affected by prostate cancer, thus raising your risk. However, you can also be the first, so it’s important to be proactive.

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If You Don’t Have Symptoms You Don’t Have Cancer

Prostate cancer can develop over time, so you may not even see symptoms in the very early stages. In fact, the prostate may continue to do its job well during this time. If you do have symptoms, make sure to schedule an appointment with Urology Specialists immediately, but do not let the lack of symptoms stop you from making an appointment. The best way to catch prostate cancer early is by doing regular checkups.

If You Have Prostate Cancer, You’ll Die from It

It’s important to understand that medical treatment and having an optimistic outlook can go hand in hand. Even if you’ve been given a diagnosis of having prostate cancer, that doesn’t mean that you’ll die from the disease. In fact, many men will live well into their older age with the correct forms of treatment!

Prostate Cancer Means Your Sex Life Is Over

If you elect to have some sort of surgery, there is a chance that your sex life may be impacted among other things. However, many surgeons are able to spare nerves that can trigger erections, allowing for you to continue a normal sex life.Although these are just a few myths out there, there are certainly many more. Make sure to schedule an appointment with Urology Specialists today so that you can ask all of the questions you need to in order to feel comfortable!

As always, if you have any further questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call (605) 336-0635 today!

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COVID-19 Updates from Urology Specialists

We are deploying a new Electronic Medical Record system and we go live on Jan 6. Please be patient with us as we transition as it may take us a little longer to process appointments and paperwork.

We now offer Telemedicine. Call us more for information and schedule a Telehealth appointment today!

Because we care for patients who are considered high risk, we need your partnership to prevent the spread of illness.

Masks are required for everyone who enters the office.

In response to rising concerns with COVID-19, we are asking that you please reschedule your appointment if you have had close contact with a person who is under investigation/or laboratory confirmed for COVID-19  or if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

Please be advised that we do not test for COVID-19 in our office.

In addition, if you are in the high risk category (pregnancy,  heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, immunosuppressed, etc.), we understand if you wish to reschedule your appointment to a future date.

Thank you for your partnership in keeping our patients and staff healthy at Urology Specialists and Urology Specialists Surgery Center.

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