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Hydrogel Spacer Helps Protect Healthy Tissue During Radiation Therapy

According to the American Cancer Society, urological cancers, which include cancers of the bladder, kidney, prostate and testicles, are relatively common. In the United States, bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer among men and ninth with women. More than 50,000 new cases of bladder cancer are diagnosed each year. In younger men, ages 15 to 44, testicular cancer is most prevalent. But one out of every 10 men, most over the age of 50, will develop prostate cancer


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New minimally invasive procedure provides relief from BPH

One of the most common health problems for men over 50 is benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Put simply, the condition is the result of prostate gland enlargement. It can cause a number of varying symptoms, including uncomfortable urinary issues, blocking the flow of urine out of the bladder, and urinary tract and kidney problems. The prostate grows continually in most men throughout life. Often, this ongoing enlargement of the prostate is enough to cause urinary difficulties or significantly block the


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What causes kidney stones? Symptoms and treatment

Kidney stones affect more than 5% of the population. It may be difficult to believe, but there is actually a great deal of mystery about how these stones are formed. One thing is for certain: the pain involved in eliminating these tiny “rocks” can be excruciating. What is a kidney stone? Urinary or “kidney” stones are hard deposits of minerals from inside the kidney. Kidney stones have many causes, and there is still a lot of mystery and hypothesis about


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