Dr. John Jurige | M.D. First Urology is the first in the region to provide MRI/ultrasound fusion biopsy. This advanced technology allows for a more precise assessment of the prostate in order to more accurately determine the presence or absence of prostate cancer. In addition, the precise location and extent of cancers can be determined, which…read more
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Are You Experiencing Low-T?
Testosterone is the hormone responsible for the proper development of male sexual characteristics. It is also important for maintaining muscle mass, adequate levels of red blood cells, bone density, a sense of well-being, and sexual function. It is natural for testosterone production to decline with age, but that does not mean you have low testosterone.…read more
Surprising Effects of Lack of Sleep
Dr. Ryan Malone Sleep is a very important topic that is often ignored. Most Americans fall well below what is considered a good night’s sleep. It has long been recognized in urology that poor sleep can have a detrimental effect on the urinary tract. Recently, this has become more emphasized in urology due to the…read more
Update on Prostate Cancer Screening
Data Indicate Prostate Cancer Screening Saves Lives. Medscape (4/24, Johnson) reports, “For the first time, updated results from the European Randomized Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer (ERSPC), the largest randomized prostate cancer screening trial in the world, show a significant survival advantage with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for men from 50 to 74 years of…read more
PSA in the Spotlight
Dr. Bradley Bell The AUA (American Urological Association) has published their recommendations regarding PSA (Prostatic Specific Antigen) screening for men to detect prostate cancer. These recommendations state that patients should be informed of the risks and benefits of using the PSA to screen for prostate cancer. The benefits are obviously to detect prostate cancer early…read more
The Importance of Routine PSA Testing
Dr. John Jurige Jr. In May 2012, a government organization known as the United States Preventive Services Task Force issued a statement concluding that routine PSA testing for prostate cancer was not warranted. Most urologists – the physicians who are extensively trained to evaluate, counsel and treat men with prostate cancer – are strongly opposed…read more