We want to alert readers about the upcoming annual ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk on Sunday, September 10. The event kicks off at Newton City Hall at 9am.

• What: ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk 2017
• When: Sunday, September 10, 2017, starting at 9:00 AM
• Where: Newton City Hall
• Why: Donations support critical research, education, and patient assistance.
• How: Donate now. And/or join Team GBU for the 5K walk/run.

We’re proud to be a sponsor of the 9th Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Day on Thursday, June 8, at the Massachusetts State House from 10am-2pm.

This event is free and open to the public.

According to the AdMeTech Foundation, a non-profit organization providing global leadership in transforming early detection and treatment of life-threatening diseases, the purpose of this day is three fold:

We’ve talked at great length about erectile dysfunction on our blog, including these articles:

Prostate Cancer Treatment Side Effects: Understanding Erectile Dysfunction
Diabetes and Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

Earlier this month, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released its prostate cancer screening draft recommendations for public comment.

These latest recommendations show a shift in thinking.

Prostate specific antigen (PSA) has a long history as a blood-screening test for prostate cancer. But because of its limitations and relative low sensitivity, there has been a move to find better screening markers for prostate cancer.

A vasectomy is a permanent form of sterilization. It is a surgical procedure that is usually done in a urology office by a urologist. During the procedure, your urologist will clamp, cut, or seal the vas deferens from each testicle.

For background, check out this article on BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) and this article on UroLift.

1. What is the UroLift® System?
The UroLift® System is a new minimally invasive treatment designed to treat lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

The UroLift® System treatment is a revolutionary, minimally invasive approach to treating an enlarged prostate, or BPH, that lifts or holds the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way so it no longer blocks the urethra. There is no cutting, heating or removal of prostate tissue.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is a condition in which the prostate enlarges as men get older. Over 70% of men in their 60s have BPH symptoms so it is very common1.