Urology Health - Summer 2021


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Finding Purpose Through the Pain

At the age of 24, Matt Ode was living a happy life as a personal trainer and had just started a relationship with his new girlfriend. After an unexpected trip to the hospital, he was diagnosed with stage three testicular cancer, which had spread to his small intestine.…more

Living Healthy: Nutrition and Cancer

Eating healthy may play a role in cancer prevention. Many cancers are linked to excess weight. Healthy eating also helps people during cancer treatment and recovery. Chemotherapy, surgery, radiation therapy and other cancer treatments can take a toll on the body. They may affect taste, smell, appetite and the ability to absorb nutrients from food.…more

Understanding Erectile Dysfunction and Penile Implants

Talking about ED can be hard. But there’s good news. There are many ways to treat ED. One way is with a penile implant. A penile implant is a device put into the penis to help men have erections. A penile implant requires surgery and is permanent. It’s usually only offered after men have tried other things like pills, talk therapy or penile injections.…more

Urology Mythbusters 2021

Experts answer your questions! Myths in this issue include urethral strictures, erectile dysfunction medication, being active with an ostomy. …more

Ask the Experts: When Should I Worry About a Swollen Testicle?

If you notice one of your testicles is swollen, it’s time to see your doctor. A swollen testicle can be caused by a number of health conditions. The good news is most are non-cancerous. Your doctor will examine your testicle to find the cause and decide how, if at all, it needs to be treated.…more