Men's Health

Breast Cancer in Men (Male Breast Cancer)

What is male breast cancer? Breast cancer in men develops in the small amount of breast tissue found behind a man’s nipple. It is often a type called invasive ductal carcinoma. What causes male breast cancer? Although the exact cause of breast cancer is not known, most experts agree that some men have a greater risk for…

Cancer Treatment and Infertility

Some treatments for cancer can cause infertility in both men and women. Also, cancer treatment in children may affect their future fertility. Infertility from cancer treatment may be temporary or permanent. Whether or not your cancer treatment will affect your fertility depends on many things, such as how many radiation…

Catheters for Urinary Incontinence in Men

Catheters used to manage urinary incontinence include: Standard catheter. This is a thin, flexible, hollow tube that is inserted through the urethra into the bladder and allows the urine to drain out. The standard catheter is used for intermittent self-catheterization. Indwelling Foley catheter. This type of catheter…

Circumcision: Should I Keep My Son’s Penis Natural?

Guides through decision to have your son circumcised. Describes the circumcision process and what to expect after surgery. Lists common reasons for and against circumcision. Covers benefits and risks. Includes an interactive tool to help you decide.

Complications of Enlarged Prostate

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) rarely has complications. When it does, they are often due to severe obstruction of the urine flow. These complications include: Complete blockage of the urethra (acute urinary retention, or AUR). This results in a complete inability to urinate. It can cause kidney damage, which may be…