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How To Do Self Screening For Testicular Cancer

Some men shy away from talking about what’s really important. Don’t be that kind of man, especially if it concerns cancer. Instead, begin by talking with Dr. David and asking how to do self screening for testicular cancer.

 

Rare But Deadly

As with all cancers in general, early detection provides a better chance for survival. Finding it at an early stage makes treatment more successful and can allow for more options to be offered.

The only method for initially diagnosing testicular cancer is a self exam once a month. In addition, ask your physician to do an annual exam. Find out from the professional what to look for and what you should especially notice if something is wrong. Doing the self exam helps to establish your “normal.”

Although testicular cancer is rare compared with other male cancers, it can still be quite deadly if left untreated.

A man in the shower with a towel.

Self Screening Tips

  • Begin in the shower with warm water.
  • Although each scrotum may be different, each testis is smooth and oval shaped
  • Feel each testis one at a time using your thumb and two fingers to feel both sides
  • Testicular cancer usually develops in only one testicle, so this comparison each month can help you notice any changes
  • It is normal for one testis to be larger than the other
  • Become familiar with the epididymis, a tube behind the testicle so as not to mistake it for an abnormality
  • Feel for lumps, bumps, and nodules and be aware cancer can be painless
  • Don’t squeeze so hard to cause pain
  • Look for changes in size, shape, and texture

As you practice this self-screening each month you will become more familiar with your body and be able to detect any changes.

Other Signs To Look For

Although the self exam is the first line of defense, there are some other red flags that you should be aware of, like if one testicle is swollen or feels weighty in your scrotum. Any fluid, pain, or dull ache should be examined by Dr. David.

Testicular cancer can progress quickly, so the monthly self screening is a habit worth starting.

Contact David Urology at (818) 590-5020 with questions or if you are noticing any testicular changes.

7 Benefits Of Penile Implants For Erectile Dysfunction

If a man is having difficulty in the bedroom, he is not likely to talk about it, but he doesn’t have to suffer in silence. There is a safe and effective way to overcome erectile dysfunction with a penile implant. Here are just 7 of the many benefits of penile implants for erectile dysfunction.

 

It’s A Common Problem

A penile implant can be used when there is a clear medical cause for erectile dysfunction and if the problem is unlikely to resolve naturally or with other medical treatments.

Erectile dysfunction is a problem more common than you may think, and the only answer is not taking a pill every time you want to have sex. A more permanent solution is a penile implant. There are two types of implants, and Dr.Richard David can recommend which one might be right for you during an appointment at our office in Sherman Oaks, CA.

What makes ED such a common problem is the fact that the causes are quite common.

They include any or any combination of the following issues:

  • An injury, such as injury of the brain or spinal cord
  • Having diabetes
  • A heart condition
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Drug use
  • Trauma to the genital area
  • An operation, such as prostate gland removal

Of course depression and anxiety can lead to ED and then can make it even worse.

A man with ED is not alone!

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7 Benefits Of A Penile Implant

There are endless benefits to a penile implant, but we will discuss seven.

A Discreet Solution

Since the implant is completely invisible located inside the penis, no one needs to know.

High Satisfaction Rate

Before making a big decision, it is always helpful to know how satisfied others have been. There is a 90-95% satisfaction rate of men and their partners after having a penile implant.

Safe And Effective

Penile implant surgery has a very low infection rate post operation. Special antibiotics and techniques are utilized that reduce the possibility of infection.

Long Lasting Results

Most penile implants last 15 to 20 years. Understand that the implant is a medical device which can break or have problems. This can be corrected by another short procedure.

On Demand Erections

You can have an on demand erection in just 15 seconds whenever and however long you want.

Outpatient Procedure

Penile implant surgery takes about one hour to complete, and you can go home afterward. You can resume normal activities in one week, but should wait 6 weeks to have sex.

No Changes To Sexual Enjoyment

Maybe the most important benefit is there are no changes to sensation, ability to have an orgasm, or to ejaculate.

Contact Dr. Richard David in Sherman Oaks, CA at (818)590-5020 if you would like to further explore the benefits of penile implants.

 

Dr. Richard David Raises Awareness about Prostate Cancer

Dr. Richard David, Chief Medical Officer at Skyline Urology discusses the benefits of screening and early detection in catching prostate cancer early. Urologists from coast to coast have observed their male patients delay prostate cancer screening over the last year. Dr. David’s interview with the Up to the Minute News Podcast helps raises awareness about prostate cancer screening and non-invasive treatments like HIFU with the Sonablate that result in effective cancer control with a lower incidence in side effects!

Call our office in Sherman Oaks, CA, at (818) 990-5020, for more information or to schedule a prostate screening with Dr. David today!

Prostate Cancer Doesn’t Have to Mean Hospital Stay

Dr. Richard David discusses prostate cancer, the role of PSA in screening, and HIFU, or High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, as a radiation-free treatment option that he has been offering his localized prostate cancer patients for over ten years. For more information about prostate cancer & to schedule an appointment to discuss your prostate cancer treatment options call Dr. David at (818) 990-5020.

KABC Los Angeles Podcast with Dr. Richard David

 

When Is The Right Time To Get A Vasectomy?

A vasectomy may seem like a permanent fix to most men as it shuts the door on having any or more children. The truth is, that is not the whole story. Half a million men decide to have a vasectomy each year in the US. The decision begins with when is the right time to get a vasectomy and more importantly, is it right for you?

Continue reading “When Is The Right Time To Get A Vasectomy?”

New Premature Ejaculation Medication Study

I am enrolling men in a clinical study evaluating an investigational cutaneous spray for Premature Ejaculation (PE) on behalf of the Plethora Solutions.

As you may be aware, there are no FDA approved treatments for PE, and that’s why the study sponsor and physician investigators are working to change that.

I am looking for men from our area who:

  • Have had lifelong PE that is “bothersome”
  • Experience sexual intercourse lasting under one minute on nearly every occasion
  • Do not have erectile dysfunction
  • Have been in a stable heterosexual relationship for at least three months

Patients will be enrolled in the study for up to 8 weeks.

Please contact our office today at (818) 990-5020 to learn more!

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