Urology News

Urology News



September 18, 2017 -  Video: UofL Today with Dr. Jamie Messer on Prostate and Testicular Cancer Screening

Dr. Jamie Messer, a urologist with UofL Physicians – Urology, talks about prostate cancer and testicular cancer screening recommendations.

Prostate Cancer Screening

All men age 55-69 should at least every other year get prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood work and a digital rectal exam to screen for prostate cancer.

For those with a strong family history – father or brother diagnosed with prostate cancer before age 65 – should do the screening as early as age 45. Most men don’t have symptoms. Men with symptoms may have difficulty with or more frequent urination, or need to get up during the night to urinate – which can also be the symptoms for a benign prostate enlargement. It’s best to be screened by your family physician or a urologist.

Schedule an appointment with UofL Physicians – Urology by calling 502-588-4740 or filling out an online request an appointment form.

Testicular Cancer Screening

Testicular cancer is rare and considered a cancer of the young, usually affecting men age 15-35. The most common symptom is a palpable lump on the testicle. 

Dr. Messer recommends monthly self-exams. “If you feel something abnormal, get it checked out by a urologist. The earlier it’s found, the better the prognosis,” he said.

March 29, 2012 - WHAS11 Great Day Live! host Laura Rogers speaks to Dr. Ankem about common urinary problems, and new treatments by University of Louisville Physicians. Click here to view

Dr. Ankem has been featured in the Courier Journal and on WHAS11 for performing two of the first minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgeries in Kentucky, both at University of Louisville Hospital. His first was a radical cystectomy for bladder cancer in November 2011 and removal of the kidney (nephrectomy) in January, 2012. Click on the links below for more information.

February 15, 2012 -New procedure for kidney failure - WHAS11

December 27, 2011 -Radical cystectomy for bladder cancer - UofL Physicians


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