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Shane Magee, M.D.


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Signs that Might Point to Testicular Cancer

Posted by Shane Magee, M.D. on Jun 25, 2018 8:21:28 AM

Testicular cancer isn’t exactly common – it accounts for about 1 percent of all male cancers – however, men die from it every year. Oftentimes, that result comes about because symptoms were ignored. The good news is testicular cancer is treatable, even when cancer has spread beyond the testicle. 

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Topics: testicular cancer, signs of testicular cancer, testicular cancer symptoms, testicular cancer treatment

What to Do About Hemorrhoids

Posted by Shane Magee, M.D. on Feb 11, 2017 8:27:00 AM

According to the American Gastroenterological Association, by the age of 50, half of all Americans have experienced hemorrhoids, but as a physician, I find that many of my patients are uncomfortable talking about them. This is unfortunate because hemorrhoids, although rarely serious, can be a recurring annoyance that can usually be easily treated. But first you have to recognize the condition and discuss treatment options with your doctor. 

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Topics: hemorroids

Pumped Up on Steroids: The Risks Outweigh the Benefits

Posted by Shane Magee, M.D. on Dec 10, 2016 10:05:00 AM

From professional athletes to weekend warriors, the drive to be bigger, faster and stronger is a very real factor in today’s body-conscious climate. Countless magazine covers promise routines for washboard stomachs, commercials for workout equipment seem to run 24 hours a day, and new workout videos are released every few months. With all this pressure to look and feel as though you’re in top-physical form, it’s easy to see why the use of steroids and other illegal supplements is on the rise. But here’s what you need to remember: The risks of using those supplements far outweighs the benefits. 

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Topics: steroids, steroid side effects, steroid health risks

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