Help the men in your life be healthy

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) There’s an important health topic for men that women, as mothers, daughters, and wives, should also pay attention to. Urologic Oncology at Spectrum Health involves surgical testing, treatment, and follow up on cancer of the prostate, bladder, kidney, or testis.

November is awareness month for men’s health, but awareness can happen year-round. Common men’s health issues can be uncomfortable topics, but it is important to know what to look for as men age and be educated about certain health risks.

Prostate cancer begins in the prostate gland cells and usually affects older men. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men other than skin cancer. It does not always produce symptoms; the most common way to catch it is by scheduling regular exams and screenings.

Other common men’s health issues treated at Spectrum Health include a voiding dysfunction like Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH, erectile dysfunction, and low testosterone issues.

Spectrum Health’s Prostate and Genitourinary Cancer Multispecialty Team brings a whole team of cancer specialists together. The team approach saves you and your family the anxiety and uncertainty of waiting days and weeks between individual appointments. The team includes urologists or urologic oncologists, medical oncologists, pathologists, radiation oncologists, and supportive care offering the latest and best treatment options.

Spectrum Health is dedicated to men’s health and prostate health awareness. Stay tuned for initiatives surrounding awareness in November!

If you have been diagnosed with cancer and would like a second opinion or consultation, call 1-855-SHCANCER.

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