Articles: Volume 4 Issue 5 Sep/Oct 2013

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Improving outcomes in uro-oncology. The discipline of uro-oncology encompasses, in order of ascending prevalence, tumours of the penis, testis, kidney, bladder and prostate. Cumulatively, these cancers take an enormous toll on the health of men. In terms of public awareness, thanks largely to the work …

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Update on bladder cancer diagnosis and management

Although the basis of the diagnosis and management of urothelial bladder cancer has remained unchanged for two decades or more, there have been some subtle but important changes in several components of these pathways over the past five to ten years, as outlined in this …

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Penile rehabilitation after radical prostatectomy

Erectile dysfunction remains a common complication after radical prostatectomy. Natural recovery of erectogenic stimulus may take years after nerve-sparing surgery, during which time the penis undergoes physiological and structural changes that are harmful to erectile function. The goals of penile rehabilitation are to prevent these …

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Improving the awareness and understanding of modern prostate cancer management

The authors explore issues regarding the optimal management of prostate cancer, focusing on active surveillance, hormonal therapy and the role of the multidisciplinary team.
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Impact of carcinoma in situ of the bladder in the UK

Although the incidence of carcinoma in situ of the bladder is increasing in men, it is not currently considered a reportable malignancy in the UK. The authors advocate increased awareness of the condition, given its aggressive nature and need for early detection and initiation of …

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Diagnosis and management of testicular cancers

Although testicular cancer is relatively uncommon, it is important because it is the most common solid tumour in young men. Survival rates are high as metastatic disease can be cured with chemotherapy.
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Diagnosis and management of small renal masses: the new PSA?

The authors provide an overview of recent management modalities for small renal masses and highlight the role of developing diagnostic tools such as percutaneous renal biopsy.
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Modern management of penile cancer

In this article, the authors outline a contemporary management algorithm for penile cancer, with emphasis on developments in organ sparing surgical techniques and inguinal lymph node detection and management.
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Men and primary care: improving access and outcomes

The authors discuss various approaches to identifying and overcoming the barriers to men’s effective engagement with primary care. Primary care services are not yet providing men with sufficiently effective prevention and screening services or diagnosing and treating potentially serious conditions soon enough.
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Charity news – The Urology Foundation

The Urology Foundation has launched a new fundraising campaign to raise awareness of the symptoms of bladder cancer, to support vital research into the disease and to train surgeons in the latest techniques.
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