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Diseases & Conditions : 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.

    • Angiogenesis Inhibitors

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

    • Benign Prostate Problems

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

    • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

      Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is also called benign prostatic hypertrophy. It’s when the prostate gland becomes very large and may cause problems passing urine. BPH is not cancer, and is a common part of aging.

    • 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.

    • 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

    • Diagnostic and Evaluation Procedures

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

    • Expectant Therapy

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

    • 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.

    • Home Page - Prostate Health
    • Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

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

    • Impotence/Erectile Dysfunction

      Erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence means you can’t get an erection. It can also mean you are dissatisfied with the size or hardness of your erections, or how long your erections last.

    • Online Resources - Prostate Health

      List of online resources to find additional information on prostate health

    • 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.

    • Prostate Cancer Index
    • Prostate Cancer Overview
    • Prostate Cancer Statistics

      All men are at risk for prostate cancer. Family history raises the risk, as does advancing age.

    • Prostate Cancer: Clinical Trials

      A clinical trial is a research study that’s done to test a new type of prevention or treatment. Being part of a clinical trial means you may benefit from a treatment that is not yet available to anyone else.

    • Prostate Cancer: Coping with Your Diagnosis

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

    • Prostate Cancer: Herbal Supplements

      Herbal supplements are pills, powders, teas, and other products that use herbs as the main ingredient to promote health.

    • Prostate Cancer: Surgery

      Prostate cancer may be treated with surgery. Which type you have depends on the type of cancer, where it is, how much it has spread, and other factors.

    • Prostate Cancer: Tips for Family Members

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

    • Prostatitis

      Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate gland and sometimes the area around it. It is not cancer.

    • 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.

    • Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer

      Detailed information on the risk factors 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.

    • 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.

    • 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

    • Treatments for Prostate Cancer

      Detailed information on the most common treatment for prostate cancer

    • Urinary Incontinence

      Urinary incontinence (UI) is the loss of urine control. You may not being able to hold your urine until you can reach a restroom. It may be a short-term problem caused by another health issue. Or it may be a long-term problem that you’ll have to manage.