Urology

September 1, 2020

Prostate Cancer: Your Questions Answered

By Quinton V. Cancel, MD Men, September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, so now is a great time to learn some important health facts and answer some common questions about prostate cancer. Did you know that, after skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men? According to the American Cancer Society, […]

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August 10, 2020

Erectile Dysfunction (video)

Quinton Cancel, MD, a urologist with Mission Urology, talks about the different options available for men who have erectile dysfunction. (video transcript) The definition of erectile dysfunction is the difficulty in achieving and maintaining an erection sufficient for intercourse. Most men, unfortunately if you live long enough, will experience erectile dysfunction. And the good news […]

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July 6, 2020

Your Health and Erectile Dysfunction

By Robert Allen Moore III, PA-C, MPAS, MPH Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as the inability to attain and/or maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance, according to the American Urological Association. ED is estimated to affect up to 30 million men in the US and 150 million worldwide, so it’s a common complaint […]

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January 31, 2020

Get Screened for Cancer Regularly

Taking place every February 4, World Cancer Day empowers individuals and communities to show support, raise awareness and encourage screening to identify cancer when it is most treatable. Cancer symptoms can be easy to overlook. In some cases, the disease will occur with no noticeable signs or ones that develop only in advanced stages. This […]

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November 11, 2019

Bladder Matters: What to Know about Keeping It under Control

From dribbles to gushes, leaking urine when you cough, jump, sneeze or lift can be embarrassing. Urology experts explain how to reclaim your freedom from stress incontinence. What causes it? Stress urinary incontinence is defined as the leakage of urine during physical movement or activity, such as coughing, jumping or sneezing. It’s not related to […]

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August 29, 2019

Straight Talk about Incontinence: How It Affects the Quality of Life for Men and Women

Incontinence — the inability to make it to a bathroom before urine begins to leak — affects men and women differently,” said Brian Cohen, MD, MPH, FACS, a urologist with Mission Urology. “Both men and women are equally affected by overactive bladder symptoms. These symptoms include frequent urination, urgency of urination and urge incontinence.” For […]

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June 19, 2019

Men’s Health: 4 Things to Know about Your Prostate and Urological Health

Knowledge is power, and our urology team at Mission Health wants you to be as educated as you can about your prostate health so you can be empowered in your well-being. We sat down with Brian Cohen, MD, to open up the tough conversation that is easier to shy away from: different aspects of men’s […]

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April 17, 2019

Kidney Stone Treatment, Causes and Prevention

By Linda Gale, PA Studies show that approximately 1 in 11 people in the US will have a kidney stone at some point in their life, and residents in western North Carolina have a higher rate of needing kidney stone treatment than the rest of the country. These rates continue to increase and may be […]

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March 27, 2019

Don’t Assume: The ABCs of Colonoscopies

By Robert Roddenberry, MD We asked Robert Roddenberry, MD, to discuss common assumptions about colonoscopies, challenge misconceptions about colorectal cancer and answer what exactly happens before, during and after a screening. Reasons to Get a Colonoscopy “Colonoscopies should be performed on everyone starting at age 50 or possibly younger if there is a family history of colon […]

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January 10, 2019

A Vasectomy Is Permanent – Should You Make the Cut?

Birth control is typically associated with women’s health – but are there birth control options for men, too? You bet – our experts at Mission Urology weigh in. Vasectomy is a popular form of birth control for men that is highly successful, reliable and low-risk – approximately 500,000 men in the US choose to have […]

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