Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), such as excessive night-time urination, are common in older men with enlarged prostates.
In an interview with Urology Times, however, Kevin T. McVary, M.D., highlights the prevalence of stigmas surrounding enlarged prostates, and their impact on health outcomes. Fearing a cancer-related diagnosis, patients are avoiding seeking medical attention, resulting in a poorer prognosis and delayed treatment*.
Prostate health-related stigmas can be difficult to overcome, but urologists can help by enhancing their patient outreach and education efforts!
Common misconceptions about enlarged prostates by patients and physicians