The 4 W's of Shock Wave Lithotripsy

Shock wave lithotripsy is a common, non-surgical treatment that uses shock waves to break kidney stones into small fragments. We answer the “who, what, where, why and hows” of lithotripsy below.

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The link between HPV and penile cancer

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Many of us have heard that the human papillomavirus (HPV) causes cervical cancer. However, most people are unaware of the link between HPV and cancer of the penis.

Penile cancer is rare in North America, particularly in men who were circumcised as infants. However, it can be very serious, especially in later stages of the disease.

The exact cause of penile cancer is unknown. Most likely, multiple factors play a role. However, HPV is found in approximately half of all penile cancers.

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Help! There's blood in my urine

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Blood in the urine (hematuria) is a common reason why patients are referred to see a urologist. Blood can make your urine look pink, red or cola-coloured. Bloody urine isn’t usually painful, unless clots are passed, and often a person has no other symptoms of illness.

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