Men's Health

Routine Care for Men

Routine Care

Ellenville Regional Hospital offers personalized health care services for men throughout all life stages. Our programs encompass a wide range of services, from routine yearly check-ups to cutting-edge surgical treatments. We ensure that you have convenient access to specialized care in areas such as cardiology, diabetes management, gastroenterology, kidney care, and urology.


Your doctor may suggest that you require more specialized treatment that is specific to your health requirements. At Ellenville Regional Hospital, our specialists across various fields deliver that care in a location that is convenient for you.

Specialty Care Services:

Common Cancers in Men

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the US, other than skin cancer. It’s also the second-leading cause of cancer death (after lung cancer). About 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime.

The discussion about screening should take place at:

  • Age 50 for men at average risk of prostate cancer who are expected to live at least 10 more years
  • Age 45 for men at high risk of prostate cancer, including all Black men and any man with a father or brother diagnosed with prostate cancer before age 65
  • Age 40 for men at even higher risk, including any men with more than one brother or both a father and brother who had prostate cancer, and men who carry any BRCA gene mutation

To learn more about prostate screening at ERH or to make an appointment, visit our Urology page.

Testicular cancer is not a common cancer but it is the second most common cancer in young men (aged 20 to 39) excluding skin cancer.

Testicular cancer may cause no symptoms. The most common symptom is a painless swelling or a lump in a testicle or a change in size or shape.

Less common symptoms include:

Testicular cancer may cause no symptoms. The most common symptom is a painless swelling or a lump in a testicle or a change in size or shape.

Less common symptoms include:

  • feeling of heaviness in the scrotum
  • feeling of unevenness
  • pain or ache in the lower abdomen, the testicle or scrotum
  • back pain
  • enlargement or tenderness of the breast tissue (due to hormones created by cancer cells).

If found early, testicular cancer is one of the most curable cancers. To learn more about the causes, diagnosis and treatment of testicular, click here.

Cardiovascular Disease in Men

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States, killing 384,886 men in 2021—that’s about 1 in every 4 male deaths.

Sometimes heart disease may be “silent” and not diagnosed until a man experiences signs or symptoms of a heart attack, heart failure, or an arrhythmia. When these events happen, symptoms may include

  • Heart attackChest pain or discomfort, upper back or neck pain, indigestion, heartburn, nausea or vomiting, extreme fatigue, upper body discomfort, dizziness, and shortness of breath.
  • Arrhythmia: Fluttering feelings in the chest (palpitations).
  • Heart failureShortness of breath, fatigue, or swelling of the feet, ankles, legs, abdomen, or neck veins.

Even if you are not experiencing symptoms, you may still be at risk for heart disease.

For more information on men and heart disease, visit the following websites:

To learn more about how Ellenville Regional Hospital can keep you heart healthy visit our cardiology page.

Men and Mental Health

Although mental illnesses are more prevalent in women than in men, men suffering from mental illnesses are less likely to receive mental health treatment or diagnosis. Men, feeling depression and anxiety or any other mental health illness is not unusual and is nothing to feel ashamed of.

There are effective treatments for mental health disorders. Asking for help may be difficult for men, but going without treatment may only make the situation worse. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms, talk with your doctor or mental health professional.

If you or someone you know is in a crisis, get help immediately. You can call 911 or call or text the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988.

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