Location

SOBEL FAMILY MEDICINE & PHYSICAL THERAPY
is located at:

4550 E. Bell Road
Suite 114
Phoenix, AZ 85032
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602-996-6668 Phone

602-971-8877 Fax

Men's Health

For Men Over 40

If you have the following symptoms, you may have BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)

  • Incomplete emptying
  • Increased frequency of urination
  • Urge to urinate
  • Weak urinary stream
  • Straining to urinate
  • Urinating at night

If you have one or more of the above, do not hesitate to tell your physician because he or she may be able to help.

Can Prostate Cancer Be Detected Early? YES!

The key to saving lives is early detection. A digital rectal examination is the first procedure utilized in detecting prostate cancer. Every man over 40 should have a rectal examination as part of his regular annual physical checkup. If a nodule is detected, or if high suspicion remains, then a prostatic ultrasound should be performed. This test may reveal cancers too small to be detected by physical examination. During the prostatic ultrasound, a needle biopsy is performed to determine if cancer is present. A new blood test called a PSA (Prostatic Specific Antigen) may detect a cancer that is forming in a male with a nonpalpable nodule.

The American Cancer Society recommends that all males have a PSA level annually, beginning at the age of 50.