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Dr. Duggan visits Protective Life

In recognition of June being Men’s Health Month, Protective Life Insurance Company hosted a Men’s Health Fair for their employees. Dr. Mell Duggan was invited to participate in the health fair and answered questions the […]

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7 Steps to a Healthier you!

The team members at Urology Centers of Alabama care about your health and wellness. And with June being Men’s Health month we wanted to share some tips to keep you healthy.   -Stay active, even […]

50% of Bladder Cancer Victims are Smokers

It’s known that smoking can lead to diseases, such as lung cancer. Now, more and more discoveries are linking smoking with bladder cancer. According to the National Institutes for Health, smoking is an important risk […]

Don’t wait to check for signs of prostate cancer.

When I began my urologic training 25 years ago, more than 75 percent of patients newly diagnosed with prostate cancer had incurable cases because the disease already had spread to other parts of their body. […]

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50% of men in their 50s experience symptoms of BPH

One of the real joys of being an aging male is the opportunity to get up more at night to urinate! And learning where all the rest areas or nice gas stations are on the […]

Peyronie’s Disease: An Uncomfortable Truth, but New Hope

Every clinic session in my schedule invariably includes several new patients who have been referred or who have sought me out themselves to address curvature of their penis during erection. Most often these men suffer […]


Some Thoughts on Kidney Stones

At Urology Centers of Alabama, we take kidney stones very seriously. We know how painful and disruptive they can be. They never seem to occur at a convenient time, and patients who are at risk […]

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Robotic Prostatectomy

Urology Centers of Alabama has always had at the core of its mission to provide the highest quality state –of- the- art care for our patients delivered with skill and compassion. So it was consistent […]

Prostate Cancer Still a Leading Cause of Mortality in Men

Prostate cancer remains one of the leading causes of death in men. In 2015, an estimated 221,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed and 28,000 men will die from prostate cancer. Although the […]

prostate, prostate cancer, prostate cancer treatment

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