Articles: Volume 3 Issue 3 May/Jun 2012

Charity news – The Prostate Cancer Charity

The Prostate Cancer Charity was founded in 1996 in response to the urgent need to invest more in prostate cancer research and to raise public and political awareness of a long-neglected disease. It is now the UK’s leading voluntary organisation working with people affected by …

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Advanced prostate cancer – lessons from the past for success in the future

This report is based on a workshop seminar held during the 8th Annual Meeting of the British Uro-oncology Group in York last September. The workshop contrasted the well-known clinical trial failures of a number of promising drugs for castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) before 2009, with …

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An advisory service for men’s sexual concerns

The authors investigate the prevalence of different types of sexual problems experienced by men who contacted an advisory service. Sexual dysfunction is frequently of great concern among men. The true prevalence of sexual problems is not well known in the UK because they are under-reported …

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Male breast cancer: aetiology and clinical features

In the first of a two-part series, Gerald Gui provides an overview of the pathology and presenting features of male breast cancer. Part 2 will cover the treatment options available. The incidence of male breast cancer in the UK is approximately 240 new cases each …

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Urolithiasis: the role of imaging

The incidence of urinary calculi is increasing, as is the diagnostic ability of medical imaging. The authors review imaging modalities for the diagnosis and treatment of urinary stone disease, and explain how imaging has a key role in management of patients with nephrolithiasis.
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Evolving medical ethics

Have doctors ignored or abandoned their ethical code at the cost of decreasing influence in healthcare management? Professor Bolsin proposes that wise, conscientious, brave and moderate medical input should always be valued in planning and managing better healthcare for patients.
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Management of male LUTS in general practice

The initial management of lower urinary tract symptoms in men is usually carried out in primary care. The authors explain that the primary goal of treatment is to improve bothersome symptoms; more recently, however, treatment has also focused on the alteration of disease progression and …

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Health risks in south Asian men: heightening awareness

Although south Asian men have higher rates of coronary heart disease and diabetes than the general population, there are some health benefits for this ethnic group. Back in the 1950s, studies began to report differences in rates of coronary heart disease between different ethnic groups.
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Drug dependency and its management in younger men

Men are more likely to use illegal drugs than women, and tend to have a greater desire to experiment with drugs than their female counterparts, who more often use drugs to relieve stress. The authors look at some of the complications associated with excess drug …

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First word

Australia is a country where many men still take ‘Crocodile Dundee’ for a macho role model. Returning from the annual meeting of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ), where I delivered a lecture on ‘The Trouble with Men’ and took part in …

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