Articles: Volume 7 Issue 5 Sep/Oct 2016

Editorial: Prostate cancer management – the times they are a-changin’

The prospects for men with prostate cancer have been transformed recently with advances in diagnostics and treatment approaches.
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The management of hypersexuality in men

Hypersexuality and its associates (sexual preoccupation and sexual compulsivity) may cause men who live with these disorders severe anxiety and distress. Moreover, hypersexuality is linked to deviant sexual interests, risky sexual behaviours and, potentially, criminal acts. In this article the author describes the nature of …

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The overactive bladder: where are we in 2016?

In this article the authors discuss some of the issues and controversies generated by the development of the overactive bladder symptom complex, the challenges in its clinical application and the current state of play with regards to pharmacotherapeutic management.
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Diagnosis and management of penile cancer

Cancer of the penis is rare, but if caught early has a good prognosis. In this article the authors discuss the epidemiology, risk factors, presentation features and management of penile cancer.
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Pensions: can you navigate the maze?

As successive UK Governments seek to tighten the rules around pension reliefs and benefits for higher earners, many doctors could find themselves paying more tax than they expected on pension income. Andrew Lang describes the current pension landscape for doctors with NHS and private pensions.
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Screening for lung cancer – are we nearly there yet?

Lung cancer remains a significant disease in men in the UK and worldwide. It is often diagnosed late when treatment options are limited. Early diagnosis is key. In this article the authors discuss the latest techniques in diagnosing lung cancer and the potential benefits of …

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Testosterone and cardiovascular disease – what is the story?

Testosterone therapy was thought to be good for the cardiovascular system until a couple of papers put the cat among the pigeons in 2013. In this article, based on a talk he gave at the UK National Congress of Men’s Health in London in June, …

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The state of men’s health in Leeds

Steve Chaplin reviews a recent report from Leeds City Council and Leeds Beckett University focusing on men’s health in Leeds. The ground-breaking report will help shape policies for men’s health in the city in the years ahead.
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An ED patient with low testosterone

In this article, Geoffrey Hackett considers the case of a patient referred to the erectile dysfunction (ED) clinic for second-line treatment. The patient had many of the signs and symptoms of hypogonadism, but even when this was revealed his treatment pathway was not straightforward.
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Journal review

An update on the latest relevant journal articles. Mike Kirby, GP and Visiting Professor, University of Hertfordshire and The Prostate Centre, London, writes the ‘Message for the clinic’
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