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Prostate Health

  • Prostatitis

    Prostatitis is the most common prostate problem in men younger than 50. Some estimates state that at least half of all men, at some point in their lives, will develop symptoms of prostatitis.

  • Prostate Cancer Overview

  • Prostate Cancer in African-American Men

    African-American men may have the highest rate of prostate cancer incidence in the world, according to the National Cancer Institute.

  • Angiogenesis Inhibitors

    Sometimes called antiangiogenic therapy, this treatment may prevent the growth of cancer by blocking the formation of new blood vessels.

  • Clinical Trials for Prostate Cancer

    Several clinical trials to evaluate prostate cancer have been completed or are currently underway.

  • Coping with Prostate Cancer

    Detailed information for family members coping with prostate cancer, including how to help the man in your life cope with a diagnosis of prostate cancer

  • For Family Members Coping with Prostate Cancer

    What can you do to help the man in your life with prostate cancer? Keep the lines of communication open.

  • Glossary - Prostate Health

    Glossary of terms relating to prostate health

  • Grading of Prostate Cancer

    The cancer grading system is based on a number range. The lower the number, the lower the grade, and the slower the cancer is growing.

  • Herbal Remedies For Prostate Cancer

    Talk with your health care provider before using any type of dietary or herbal supplements in the treatment or prevention of prostate cancer.

  • Home Page - Prostate Health

    Detailed information on prostate health, including prostate conditions, prostate cancer, anatomy of the prostate, prostatism, prostatitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia, impotence, and urinary incontinence

  • Online Resources - Prostate Health

    List of online resources to find additional information on prostate health

  • Anatomy of the Prostate Gland

    The prostate gland is about the size of a walnut and surrounds the neck of a man’s bladder and urethra—the tube that carries urine from the bladder.

  • Chemotherapy for Prostate Cancer

    Chemotherapy may be used when the cancer has spread outside of the prostate gland, or it may be used in combination with other therapies.

  • Expectant Therapy

    Expectant therapy is to "watch and wait" while carefully observing and monitoring the prostate cancer.

  • Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

    The goal of hormone therapy is to lower the level of male hormones in the body, particularly testosterone.

  • Radiation Therapy

    Radiation is often used to treat prostate cancer that is still confined to the prostate gland, or has spread only to nearby tissue.

  • Diagnostic and Evaluation Procedures for Prostate Cancer

    Your doctor may evaluate possible prostate problems with an annual physical and a digital rectal exam or a test for prostate-specific antigen.

  • Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer

    Detailed information on the risk factors for prostate cancer

  • Benign Prostate Problems

    The prostate gland can develop several conditions that are not cancerous. Pain, inflammation, and impotency are common problems.

  • Prostate Cancer Index

    Detailed information on prostate cancer, including statistics, anatomy of the prostate, risk factors, genetics, diagnosis, staging, grading, symptoms, surgery, radiation treatment, hormone treatment, chemotherapy, angiogenesis, coping, and clinical trials

  • Psychosocial Factors

    When a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer, it's normal for him to feel scared, angry, or depressed.

  • Treatments for Prostate Cancer

    Detailed information on the most common treatment for prostate cancer

  • Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

    Early prostate cancer usually has no specific signs or symptoms—that's why prostate cancer screening is so important.

  • Topic Index - Prostate Health

    Detailed information on prostate health, including prostate conditions, prostate cancer, anatomy of the prostate, prostatism, prostatitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia, impotence, and urinary incontinence

  • Staging of Prostate Cancer

    When prostate cancer is diagnosed, tests are performed to determine how much cancer is present, and if the cancer has spread from the prostate to other parts of the body.

  • Surgery for Prostate Cancer

    Long-term, serious side effects of prostate surgery are somewhat less common now than in the past, as new surgical methods continue to be introduced.

  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

    BPH is a condition in which the prostate gland becomes very enlarged and may cause problems associated with urination.

  • Impotence/Erectile Dysfunction

    For most men, erectile dysfunction is caused by physical problems, usually related to the blood supply of the penis. Many advances have occurred in both diagnosis and treatment of erectile dysfunction.

  • Urinary Incontinence

    Urinary incontinence is the loss of urine control, or the inability to hold your urine until you can reach a bathroom.