Prostate Cancer

What are the Long Term Effects of a Vasectomy?

[Video] What are the Long Term Effects of a Vasectomy?

According to numerous international studies and research, there are no long-term negative side effects of having a vasectomy.

Often Dr Katelaris comes across this concern from his patients. There has been decades of international studies on this concern, and to date there is no association of a vasectomy increasing a mans risk of prostate cancer.

In this short video the doctor addresses this concern and explains how that is not an issue and that is why at Katelaris Urology they are performing more vasectomies than ever before.

Doctor Katelaris performs vasectomies in the Urology Outpatient Clinic in Hornsby, if you would like to make an enquiry about getting a vasectomy contact Katelaris Urology today.

Learn more about Vasectomies here.

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Ben Stiller

How a PSA test saved Ben Stiller's life

Just a few months ago, Ben Stiller shocked his fans, movie lovers and the wider world by revealing that, at the tender age of 48, he had a scary brush with prostate cancer.

The Hollywood funnyman is not alone. After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the number 1 cancer among men, affecting over 160,000 people in Stiller’s native USA. And in Australia, there were about 18,000 diagnoses of prostate cancer in 2016, including almost 3,400 deaths.

According to Cancer Australia, in Australia, prostate cancer is actually the most diagnosed cancer of all, beating bowel, breast, melanoma and lung cancer.

Luckily, as Ben Stiller himself will tell you, the news is not all scary. So let’s dive in and take a closer look.

What is prostate cancer?

By the age of 85, 1 in 5 Australian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. About the size of a walnut, the prostate is a gland of the male body involved in the production of semen, located just beneath the bladder.

Men can be alerted to the potential of prostate cancer by frequent urination, pain when urinating, blood in the urine, a weak stream and the feeling that the bladder is not being fully emptied, or more serious symptoms that may indicate advanced disease.

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