Men’s Health Services at Good Shepherd Longview
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Detection of early medical issues greatly improves someone’s odds for survival. For men, screenings can start as early as the mid-20s and continue thereafter throughout their lives. Here are some common men’s health screenings offered at Good Shepherd Medical Center Longview.

Colorectal Cancer

Healthcare providers suggest one or more tests for colorectal cancer screening, including: a fecal occult blood test (FOBT); sigmoidoscopy; regular or standard colonoscopy; virtual colonoscopy; or double contrast barium enema (DCBE). Talk with your primary care physician to learn when to begin screening for colorectal cancer, what tests to have, the benefits and risks of each test and how often to schedule appointments.

Prostate Cancer

Prostate trouble is common in men as they age; the problem usually starts when the prostate enlarges. Prostate cancer screenings should start in men around the age of 40 and may need to be started sooner in men with high risk factors. A prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, along with a digital rectal exam, can detect prostate cancer. Often there are no warning signs; however, some men have urinary symptoms and discomfort. If you are having any trouble urinating, or think you have a prostate problem, please consult with your primary care physician right away.

Prostate Cancer

Prostate trouble is common in men as they age; the problem usually starts when the prostate enlarges. Prostate cancer screenings should start in men around the age of 40 and may need to be started sooner in men with high risk factors. A prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, along with a digital rectal exam, can detect prostate cancer. Often there are no warning signs; however, some men have urinary symptoms and discomfort. If you are having any trouble urinating, or think you have a prostate problem, please consult with your primary care physician right away. Learn more about da Vinci Prostatectomy at Good Shepherd Longview as a treatment option.

High Blood Pressure

Men have an increased risk of high blood pressure due to many contributing factors such as stress, high sodium intake, alcohol consumption, heredity, obesity and other unhealthy lifestyles. High blood pressure can be easily screened for and treated after diagnosis is determined.

Erectile Dysfunction

If you have trouble getting or maintaining an erection, you are not alone. In fact, up to half of men over age 40 experience erectile dysfunction (ED) at some point. Talking about it can be awkward, but it’s the first step in finding a solution that works best for you. Learn more about Good Shepherd Urology services offered in Longview.


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