PSA Prostate Cancer Tests: Good or Bad? Adverse Risks & Side Effects?

A blood test that is currently used to screen for prostate cancer leads to frequent overdiagnosis, and this prompts men to undergo invasive treatments that harm them with painful and often life-altering side effects like impotence and incontinence.

Those were the findings of an investigative panel convened to advise federal authorities on the test’s efficacy. The panel’s report was publicized in October last year (2011).

Prostate cancer treatments leave many survivors with erectile dysfunction, incontinent, and with difficulty urinating and controlling bowel functions, says the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) in its report, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Penile Tattoo Risks & Side Effects + Priapism Treatment & Prevention

Man gets permanent erection from tattoo: An erect penis for three months — is this great or is it dangerous? However exciting being Mr. Permanent Hardick may sound, doctors say this is not only bad but can even be a medical emergency.

In a recent paper, doctors from the Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences in Kermanshah, Iran wrote on the first reported case of a man who got a permanent semi-erection after having his penis tattooed.

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Male Infertility Treatment: Dr. Paul Turek’s Artificial Testicle Implant?

Male Infertility Treatment: Dr. Paul Turek’s Artificial Testicle Implant? Here’s good news for infertile men. If two scientists from San Francisco, California are successful, in about a decade, infertile men may be able to produce their own sperm and conceive children.

The two men hope to create the world’s first artificial human testicle that can produce sperm. Now with a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, they have embarked on the project, which they hope to finish in five to seven years.

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