Welcome to Urology Group of New Mexico - Vasectomy and Urology Experts
The Urology Group of New Mexico is dedicated to serving the urological needs of adults and children in the Albuquerque, NM, area. Our urologist, Dr. Frederick Snoy, is committed to providing quality urological care in a patient-friendly setting. Dr. Snoy has performed over 2,000 vasectomies making UGNM a premier vasectomy clinic. We offer vasectomy services using the modern “no scalpel” technique.
Experience has taught our practice to treat each patient as a partner in his or her medical care. Because some urological conditions are accompanied by discomfort or embarrassment, we emphasize sensitivity and discretion with all patients concerns.
Dr. Snoy is pleased to offer a variety of payment options including cash, credit card, cashier’s check and several flexible financing choices (including interest free) through CareCredit. Click the Care Credit logo to learn more or to apply.
(HealthDay News) — Statins may slow the progression of prostate cancer in patients receiving androgen deprivation therapy, according to a study published online in JAMA Oncology.
Among 926 men undergoing androgen deprivation therapy for advanced prostate therapy, those taking statins saw significant benefits, researchers said. Their cancer remained stable for an average of 27.5 months before worsening, compared with an average of 17.4 months among men not taking statins.
“These findings are preliminary, so I would not recommend that everybody start on statins to slow prostate cancer,” senior author Philip Kantoff, M.D., chief of solid tumor oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, told HealthDay. Also, Kantoff cautioned that these findings apply only to men who have advanced prostate cancer that has relapsed after androgen deprivation therapy. “This does not speak to early-stage prostate cancer or whether statins are beneficial in preventing prostate cancer,” he said.
Patients in the study, conducted from 1996 to 2013, were followed for nearly 6 years on average.
- Harshman, LC, et al. JAMA Oncol. Published online May 07, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2015.0829.
- Ramos, JD, et al. JAMA Oncol. Published online May 07, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2015.0833.
Urologists like Dr. Fredrick J. Snoy can provide treatment recommendations if you are experiencing symptoms of low testosterone. Please contact our office for an appointment if you would like to discuss with Dr. Snoy, (505) 872-4091.