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Prostate PSA Testing: What You Need to Know

By Andrew Siegel, M.D. September 29, 2014
Learn about PSA testing and prostate health

The PSA test measures the level of Prostate Specific Antigen in the blood and is the best tool currently available for detecting prostate cancer in its earliest and most curable stages. Learn more about PSA testing, prostate health and the United States Preventative Services Task Force's controversial PSA recommendations from leading urologist Andrew Siegel, M.D.

Manhood: You Can’t Make it Bigger, But You Can Make it Stronger with Kegel Exercises for Men

By David Mandell September 22, 2014
You can't make it bigger, but you can make it stronger with the Private Gym Kegel exercises for men

Unlike genetics, the strength of your penis, and the pelvic muscles that support the penis, is something you can control. You can work out your penis with Kegel exercises for men. Regardless of your age or condition, strengthening your pelvic muscles will have a direct impact in improving your sexual performance and reproductive health.

Do I Need Prostate Surgery? What You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer Treatment

By Andrew Siegel, M.D. September 14, 2014
Do I Need Prostate Surgery?

As the second leading cause of cancer death in men, prostate cancer needs to be taken seriously. Each year in the U.S., there are more than 230,000 new cases diagnosed and 30,000 deaths. However, prostate cancer may never need to be treated. Shocking, right?

What They Don’t Tell You: 5 Potential Sexual Side Effects of Prostate Surgery

By Andrew Siegel, M.D. September 8, 2014
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For many prostate cancer patients, radical prostatectomy, the surgery to remove the prostate, is a scary, but necessary, life-saving procedure. The fear of post-surgery sexual side effects can be lessened by learning what to expect and how to alleviate the symptoms.

What You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer

By Andrew Siegel, M.D. September 1, 2014
September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. As a urologist and a wellness advocate, this subject is very dear to my heart as one who treats prostate cancer, is at risk for prostate cancer and has a father who is a prostate cancer survivor.