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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)

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

    • 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.

    • 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

    • 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.

    • 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

    • 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

      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.

    • 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

      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

    • Prostate Cancer Overview
    • Prostate Cancer Statistics

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

    • 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.

    • Psychosocial Factors

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

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