Brett Montgomery, University of Western Australia

Three prime ministers and nearly three years ago, “first bloke” Tim Mathieson caused a brouhaha with his advice on prostate cancer screening:

We can get a blood test for it, but the digital examination is the only true way to get a correct reading on your prostate, so make sure you go and do that, and perhaps look for a small Asian female doctor is probably the best way.

It was the “small Asian female” part of this statement that attracted criticism, but what of the rest of his advice?

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It correctly identifies the two common ways GPs screen for prostate cancer: a blood test (for a protein called prostate-specific antigen, or PSA) and the digital rectal examination, in which a doctor feels the prostate gland by inserting a gloved finger (“digit”) into a man’s rectum.

But rectal examination is less accurate than the PSA blood test, missing more cancer and causing more false alarm. Read more …

TURP Surgery – A real life story

free flow life after turp surgery1.30am. and I’m up in the  chill of  winter’s  wee small hours.  My route is well worn, a pathway  from the bedroom to the toilet,  where I  peed  just a couple of  hours ago.    And then, back  to the warmth of my bed. Read more …

Prostate check It started off like any other day.  But today is the day you have to take the physical you have been putting off forever.

Still, better now than never. The sun is shining and it will be great to get away from work and into the fresh air. Read more …

Prostate Health Diet Tips -Fruit and Vegetables are keys to prostate healthYour prostate health diet can be improved with a few tweaks. Fresh, organic fruit and vegetables can help. These are not miracle cures but various studies are suggestive of their positive abilities. Lycopene is one example of a health-promoting plant pigment known for its ability to fight cancer. Read more …

Man eating junk food -Eat food food for Prostate HealthProstates prefer good eating habits which are important for early prevention of prostatic disease. For those who enjoy drinking alcohol and eating meat, it is essential to change to a wide range of vegetables and fruits. Tomatoes, garlic, and beans, which are all rich in nutrients that promote prostate health, are highly recommended for prostate health foods. Read more …

Pilates for Prostates

Pilates for prostate problems is a new innovation to help men with prostate problems. If you have had prostate problems such as prostate cancer or enlarged prostate it is important to get exercise into your lifestyle.  Read more …

Prostate Examination for Newbies

Getting a prostate examination (DRE)  for the first time may sound like a horrible experience.  In reality, a prostate examination is simple, quick and painless. It is certainly better to know if there is a prostate problem than not know.  But some like to make a great drama of it all.

 

Sex and Prostate Surgery . elderly couple in loveSex after prostate cancer is still possible but it may be different than before surgery. If you have had prostate cancer  or BPH treatment, persistence and patience may be needed.

A helpful resource on sex and prostate surgery is found here.

Male rejuvenation is about improving quality of life.

Male rejuvenation means an active life“Rejuvenation” refers not just to slowing down the effects of aging, but of the reversal of aging.  Rejuvenation is about the repair, healing or improvement of damage caused by aging.  This is a more formidable goal than just implementing ways to ensure a longer life. Read more …

Tomatoes and garlic protect male health

Anthocyanin, extracted from black beans, is effective in treating enlarged prostates. According to a paper by Kim Sae-ung, a professor of urology at Seoul …
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