Our stance on PSA testing

NOVEMBER 30, 2017

Prostate specific antigen (PSA) screening has been a controversial and confusing issue for men for many years. The varied and constantly changing guidelines put forth by the United States Preventative Services Task Force and the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health as well as several other professional associations on the risks of early screening have men and their family physicians asking themselves whether it is important to get checked or not. At Calgary’s Prostate Cancer Centre we are continuing to encourage men to be properly informed and educated when it comes to prostate cancer screening.

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Declining Sperm Counts a Concern

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A recent meta-analysis1 reviewing 185 studies found that sperm counts in men from western countries have dropped by more than 50 percent over the past four decades, and the rate of decline is not slowing.

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Sex after prostate cancer

bigstock Senior Couple Exercising In Pa 13911017Here’s what you should know about sexual function after treatment for prostate cancer.

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Quick quiz: when should you get tested for sexually transmitted infections?

Hold-on, you’re not in your twenties? You’re not promiscuous? Did you know that rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis have surged in the past decade in middle-aged Canadians? The Center for Disease Control in the US reports increases in syphilis and chlamydia of over 180% in adults aged 45 to 65 years old1. Why the increase? Experts speculate that the availability and use of phosphodiesterase inhibitors, such as Viagra™ and Cialis™, is linked.

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