Articles: Volume 4 Issue 4 Jul/Aug 2013

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What is survivorship? At the memorial service for John Anderson in Sheffield there were more than 600 people present to celebrate the work and life of the urologist who sadly died from liver metastases from prostate cancer early this June.
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Men and masculinity: understanding the challenges for urological cancer

Stereotypical expectations of male behaviours do not always align with the reality of serious life-threatening illness, particularly urogenital cancer. However, masculine ways of coping can be harnessed to maximise benefit when providing support for men at all stages of the cancer journey.
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New horizons for prostate cancer: part 2

This report is based on a seminar held during the 9th Annual Meeting of the British Uro-oncology Group in Bristol. The workshop reviewed emerging prostate cancer treatment strategies that are predicted to have a potential future impact on the management of prostate cancer.
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Obituary: Mr John Anderson

Last spring, not long before he died from metastatic prostate cancer, I asked John what he felt were his most important professional achievements.
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Testosterone deficiency in the ageing man: is the ‘male menopause’ an entity?

Endocrinologists Sally Thrower and Bushra Ahmad ask whether intervention with testosterone replacement therapy is appropriate to reverse the effects of ageing in men. Consultant in Sexual Medicine Geoff Hackett provides evidence from guidelines outlining the beneficial effects of testosterone for hypogonadal men.
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Benefits of testosterone replacement

It is unhelpful to compare the decline in testosterone levels with age in men with the menopause in women, as most men maintain adequate levels of androgens throughout their life. Testosterone deficiency syndrome is strongly associated with type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and obesity.
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Lifestyle modification in the management of erectile dysfunction

Modification of lifestyle risk factors is the initial step in the management of erectile dysfunction, before the introduction of pharmacological agents. The authors discuss the evidence supporting this approach.
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‘Survivorship’ in prostate cancer II: the need for ongoing patient support

With increasing numbers of men living with prostate cancer for many years, there is a growing need for improved support in the long term. It has recently been predicted that by 2020 almost half the UK population will develop some form of cancer during their …

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Sam’s tale

It is tricky to recount my tale without sounding self-pitying. I am beyond that now, and want to tell you my saga, as the story underlines the value of friendship. Urological surgeons flit in and out of my journey individually and collectively, and have been …

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Diseases of the pancreas

Diseases of the pancreas often manifest late, and surgery on the gland is technically difficult. Mr Mudan summarises the presentation and treatment of the main conditions affecting the pancreas – pancreatitis and cancer.
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