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Aging and Men’s Health

Men’s health needs and risks for certain diseases increase with age. We bring together a team of experts in men’s health and geriatric medicine to help you age well and get the most out of your years.

Medically reviewed by Rebecca Brooks, M.D. on Feb. 03, 2024.

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Healthy Aging for Men

Your overall health and medical needs change with time. At UC Davis Health, we offer comprehensive services for your unique needs as you age.

Experts in our men’s health program and our Healthy Aging Clinic partner with you. We help you enjoy a long and healthy life.

Our Difference

Experts in Men’s Health Needs

You receive care from health care providers who understand the unique needs of older men. This care includes access to men-specific programs and services focused on heart health, sexual health and more. We have a full range of men’s health services to help you enjoy a longer, healthier life.

Healthy Aging Clinic

Our Healthy Aging Clinic provides comprehensive services to help people 65 and older age well. We listen to what matters most to you. We keep your mobility, medication, physical well-being and mental health needs in mind.

Age-Friendly Emergency Care

UC Davis Health has the only age-friendly emergency department in Sacramento to earn Gold Level 1 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation. This recognition reflects our commitment to providing age-appropriate care in emergency medical situations.


What Health Conditions Affect Older Men?

Your risk of developing certain health conditions increases with each passing year. Our experts provide tests to detect these conditions early when they respond well to treatments.

Health Conditions in Older Men

Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer affecting men. Men over 55 are more likely to develop this cancer than women. The average age for a diagnosis is 73.

Read about our bladder cancer care
Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Your risk of colorectal cancer increases with age. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends people of average risk get their first colonoscopy or other colon cancer screening test at age 45. You should continue with screenings until age 75 or longer if you have certain risk factors.

Learn about colorectal cancer and treatment

Your chances of developing type 2 diabetes go up after age 45. Diabetes (high blood sugar) can damage your heart, kidneys, vision and nervous system.

Learn more about endocrinology and diabetes
Heart Disease

People older than 65 are more prone to heart disease, including coronary artery disease, heart failure and heart attacks. Heart disease is the leading cause of deaths among American men.

Learn more about heart and vascular care
Prostate Cancer

The older you get, the greater your risk of prostate cancer. Close to 6 in 10 men who receive a prostate cancer diagnosis are older than 65. It is the second most common cancer in men.

Receive expert prostate cancer care
Sexual Health Problems

Sexual health problems, such as erectile dysfunction (ED), are more common with age.

Read about male sexual health and hygiene
Skin Cancer

At age 65, men are twice as likely to develop melanoma as women the same age. Melanoma is a potentially life-threatening type of skin cancer.

Learn more about skin cancer and treatments
Urinary Incontinence

Your prostate gland gets bigger as you age. An enlarged prostate can affect your ability to urinate and fully empty your bladder. This can lead to an overactive bladder (urge to urinate often) and urinary incontinence (leaking urine).

Learn more about male urology conditions

"Key Statistics for Bladder Cancer," American Cancer Society,

"Men and Heart Disease," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),

 "Key Statistics for Prostate Cancer," American Cancer Society,

"Melanoma Strikes Men Harder," American Academy of Dermatology Association, 

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Ranked among the nation’s best hospitals

A U.S. News & World Report best hospital in cancer, cardiology, heart & vascular surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ENT, geriatrics, neurology & neurosurgery, obstetrics & gynecology, and pulmonology & lung surgery.

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A U.S. News & World Report best children’s hospital in diabetes & endocrinology, nephrology, and orthopedics*. (*Together with Shriners Children’s)

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Ranked Sacramento’s #1 hospital

Ranked Sacramento’s #1 hospital by U.S. News, and high-performing in COPD, colon cancer surgery, diabetes, heart attack, heart failure, hip fracture, hip replacement, kidney failure, leukemia, lymphoma & myeloma, lung cancer surgery, ovarian cancer surgery, pneumonia, prostate cancer surgery, stroke, TAVR, uterine cancer surgery, gastroenterology & GI surgery, and orthopedics.

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The nation’s highest nursing honor

UC Davis Medical Center has received Magnet® recognition, the nation’s highest honor for nursing excellence.

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“Most Wired” for acute care

UC Davis Health has been recognized as a level 10 out of 10 in the Digital Health “Most Wired” program from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). The honor recognizes excellence in using technology to improve the delivery of care.

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“Most Wired” for ambulatory care

UC Davis Health has been recognized as a level 10 out of 10 in the Digital Health “Most Wired” program from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). The honor recognizes excellence in using technology to improve the delivery of care.

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World-class cancer care

One of ~56 U.S. cancer centers designated “comprehensive” by the National Cancer Institute.

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A leader in health care equality

For the 11th consecutive year, UC Davis Medical Center has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality.”

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