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October 2019

5 Things I Wish I Knew About Going Through Prostate Cancer

By: Arkansas Urology

 

A prostate cancer diagnosis can certainly leave you feeling worried, shocked, confused, full of anxiety, afraid or all of those things. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States, and it’s important to know that you aren’t alone and you do have options.    

When it comes to prostate cancer, five things you should know going forward are:

1. Don’t panic. Prostate cancer is typically slow-growing cancer, and the survival rate is very high, especially when it’s detected early. Communicate with your family members and doctor about your thoughts, questions, feelings, and needs instead of isolating yourself. Try to stay calm and optimistic.

2. Do your research. Learn about the stage and Gleason Score of your cancer. Stage refers to the location of cancer, while the Gleason Score refers to the aggressiveness.

3. Weigh your options. Talk to your doctor about the best treatment options for you, which might include watchful waiting, hormone therapy, radiation therapy, chemotherapy or surgery. The ideal treatment for you depends on a variety of factors, from age and life expectancy to potential side effects of treatment.

4. Don’t rush. It’s important to discuss your treatment options with your healthcare provider and take time to think about it before making a decision if you can. Gather information, consider all of your options and decide on the best plan for you.

5. Be optimistic. No matter which treatment option you end up deciding on, try to maintain a positive attitude and relax. Your attitude can have a significant impact on your cancer journey. Have a strong support group of family, friends and loved ones. Remember that prostate cancer is one of the most curable forms of cancer, and treatment options have come a long way over the years.

While a prostate cancer diagnosis can be scary, the professionals at Arkansas Urology are here to help you every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professionals, and determine the best treatment plan for you.
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October 2019

MonaLisa Touch Provides Relief

By: Arkansas Urology

As you probably know, a hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus and oophorectomy is the removal of the ovaries. The ovaries are the main producers of estrogen in your body. During menopause, women experience a variety of uncomfortable symptoms as estrogen levels gradually decline. However, after an oophorectomy, estrogen levels drop dramatically. This often leads to more severe symptoms of menopause, including decreased sex drive, chills, vaginal dryness and problems sleeping.

Millions of women suffer from hormonal imbalances due to natural or surgical menopause, but many women don’t know treatment options are available. MonaLisa Touch helps restore your pelvic health with the use of gentle laser therapy that delivers controlled energy to vaginal wall tissue. The laser therapy is delivered by a probe inserted into the vaginal canal. A two-part pulse targets both surface tissue and deep tissue to promote vaginal mucosal revitalization.

MonaLisa Touch painlessly generates new collagen, elastin and vascularization, and many patients report that they only feel a gentle vibration during treatment. Anesthesia isn’t necessary, and patients receive three spaced out treatments, each of which takes only a matter of minutes to perform.

MonaLisa Touch can provide symptom relief for most women suffering from a decline in estrogen, including women who have had a hysterectomy or oophorectomy. If you have experienced vaginal dryness, itching, painful intercourse, you could be a candidate. You should speak to your urologist about the best treatment options available for you based on your specific needs.

At Arkansas Urology, we’re here for you. If you’re interested in MonaLisa Touch, or want to learn more about the procedure, don’t hesitate to reach out for more information. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professionals to discuss treatment options, or book an appointment online in minutes.

 


 

 

 

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October 2019

OAB: How What You Drink Affects Your Bladder

By: Arkansas Urology

If you suffer from overactive bladder, it's important to pay attention to how your body and bladder react after drinking certain things. There are definitely drinks that can worsen the symptoms of overactive bladder or OAB. They can irritate the lining of your bladder and lead to discomfort. Acidic, caffeinated and alcoholic beverages are among the top culprits, which unfortunately means that wine, coffee, soda, orange juice and sweet tea should be enjoyed sparingly. Sweetened juices, such as apple juice, can also worsen symptoms when consumed in large amounts.

One thing you can do is dilute your drink before it reaches your bladder and causes symptoms to flare up. Try to consume two glasses of water for every one beverage you drink that that aggravates your OAB. If you’re a coffee drinker, try pouring a cup that is half regular and half decaf. This can help prevent irritation.

It’s also important to make sure that you’re staying hydrated and drinking plenty of water each day. Take sips throughout the day instead of gulping down large amounts at once to prevent symptoms from worsening. Your urine should be light yellow or clear at all times. If it’s dark yellow, you aren’t consuming enough water. A common misconception is that cutting back on how much water you drink will help when it comes to overactive bladder, but that simply isn’t true. Staying hydrated should be a priority, and it’s necessary to maintain a healthy body — whether you suffer from OAB or not.

At the end of the day, there’s a variety of drinks you should avoid or limit consumption of if you’re trying to improve symptoms of OAB. While there isn’t a cure for the condition, many people find some relief through lifestyle changes, dietary changes or medication. If you suffer from overactive bladder, there are certainly things you can do to help alleviate your symptoms, such as Kegel exercises or trying to time your trips to the restroom. You should have a conversation with your urologist about your unique symptoms and triggers, and discover the best treatment plan for you.

Do you suffer from overactive bladder? We’re here to help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professionals to discuss treatment options, or book an appointment online in minutes.

 


 

 

 

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September 2019

Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

By: Arkansas Urology

When it comes to prostate cancer, several treatment options are available. The best option for you depends on several factors, including how advanced your cancer is, your age, your life expectancy and if you have any other medical conditions. Your urologist will be able to take all factors into consideration and talk through the best options for you.

Watchful waiting is typically the preferred treatment method for men who have slow-growing cancers or limited life expectancy due to age or certain medical conditions. Regular checkups are recommended to monitor growth, and active treatment is often the next step if symptoms get worse.

Other options include:

  • Hormone therapy to control the supply of hormones, such as testosterone, that cancer cells need to grow.
  • High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) treatment as a minimally invasive option that also drastically reduces side effects such as erectile dysfunction and incontinence. This is an option for those watchful waiters.
  • Chemotherapy to slow or reverse the spread of prostate cancer in advanced stages.
  • Radiation therapy to damage tumor cells. This treatment is typically recommended when the cancer is confined to the immediate prostate area.
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to deliver precise radiation to malignant tumors.
  • Surgery, which includes open radical prostatectomy and prostatectomy. These procedures are intended to remove all cancerous tissue to cure the cancer, and are typically performed during early stages of the disease.
  • Cryosurgery to destroy cancerous tissue.
  • Da Vinci robotic surgery to dissect and remove the cancerous prostate gland.

Again, everyone is unique and you should speak to your urologist about the best options for you when it comes to treating prostate cancer. Luckily, it’s often effectively treated and cured, especially when it’s detected in its early stages.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled urologists, or schedule an appointment online in minutes. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

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Kickoff to Men's Health

Arkansas Urology and the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation observe National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month each September by offering men a free prostate screening in Little Rock and North Little Rock.

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