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Colon Cancer Screenings Can’t Wait

In general, people tend to avoid getting routine colonoscopies because they “feel fine” or “have no family history of colon cancer.” This is a basic flaw in the way we interpret our preventive health care. The best way to treat colon cancer is to help prevent it. Why is…

Movember – Not Just About the Moustache

November brings with it an influx of cooler weather, winter holidays and moustaches. While some men claim they are just warming up for the winter, many are donning this keratin-based accessory for a more meaningful cause. What is Movember? If one would ask the average person to define Movember, many…

Advance Directives — Any Age, Any Stage

It’s no surprise that medical terms can confuse or even frighten patients. When you hear “advance directives,” what comes to mind? To many, it may sound like a higher level of treatment, or planning for the long term, which is a bit stressful. Patients who have questions may be unsure…

Is Vasectomy Season in the Air?

Anecdotally speaking, urologists nationwide share stories of vasectomy spikes during the annual NCAA Basketball Tournament. The on-court action keeps devoted basketball junkies glued to TV screens across the country for several weeks in March and into April. The phenomenon doctors speak of is an increase in male patients scheduling vasectomies…

What every man should know about prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in American men after skin cancer, and it is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men. Christopher Williams, MD, medical director of urologic oncology and robotic surgery at UF Health Jacksonville, shared some…