Joshua Halpern, MD: November 6, 2019


November is Men’s Health Awareness Month


Joshua Halpern, MD

Urologist and Assistant Professor at Northwestern Medicine

It’s no secret men can be notoriously bad about keeping up regular doctor’s visits. This November marks National Men’s Health Awareness month, a time of year when Northwestern Medicine encourages men to take charge of their health. During this time, men are encouraged to talk to their doctors about their risk for such urology-related conditions as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and other health conditions that can impact their overall health.

In this radio interview, urologist Dr. Joshua Halpern will educate men on how they can take charge of their health, at any age. He’ll discuss why 1 in 6 men will be told they have prostate cancer and what men can do to ensure they are keeping tabs on their health.


Did You Know?

·         85% of prostate cancers are detected because of abnormalities in either bloodwork or by rectal exam.

·         Family history and race are well-established risk factors for prostate cancer.

·         A man with a father or brother who developed prostate cancer is twice as likely to develop the disease.

·         Prostate biopsies do not cause cancer to spread. Thus, you can safely “take the next step” if your doctor recommends a biopsy.

·         According to the CDC, Black men have the highest incidence rate for prostate cancer in the United States and are more than twice as likely as white men to die of the disease.

Dr. Joshua Halpern Urologist and assistant professor at Northwestern Medicine is available for live interviews to help raise awareness about the importance of early screening for prostate cancer. He will also be able to discuss some of the latest research available to help men as well as Northwestern Memorial’s role in advancing treatment.


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Joshua Halpern is a urologist and assistant professor at Northwestern Medicine who specializes in Men’s Health, Sexual Function, and Male Fertility. He is passionate about Men’s Health, and his research is focused on how men use healthcare and ways to improve the delivery of care.


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