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Resources for 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.

Angiogenesis Inhibitors

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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