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  • Anatomy of the Prostate Gland

    Anatomy of the Prostate Gland Click Image to Enlarge Facts about 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 th...

  • Angiogenesis Inhibitors

    Angiogenesis Inhibitors What is angiogenesis? Angiogenesis, the formation of new blood vessels, is a process controlled by certain chemicals produced in the body. It comes from two Greek words, angio...

  • Benign Prostate Problems

    Benign Prostate Problems Types of noncancerous prostate problems Most clinical conditions of the prostate are benign (noncancerous), including the following: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This ...

  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

    Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Click Image to Enlarge What is benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)? BPH (also referred to as benign prostatic hypertrophy) is a condition in which the prostate gland...

  • Chemotherapy for Prostate Cancer

    Chemotherapy for Prostate Cancer What is chemotherapy? Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to treat cancerous cells. Specific treatment for prostate cancer will be determined by your doctor based on: Yo...

  • Clinical Trials for Prostate Cancer

    Clinical Trials for Prostate Cancer What are clinical trials? Clinical trials are studies, managed by government agencies, educational institutions, private not-for-profit organizations, or commercia...

  • Coping with Prostate Cancer

    Coping with Prostate Cancer A diagnosis of cancer has a profound impact on one's life, particularly in the case of prostate cancer. Listed in the directory below you will find some additional informa...

  • Expectant Therapy

    Expectant Therapy What is expectant therapy? Expectant therapy is to "watch and wait" while carefully observing and monitoring the prostate cancer, instead of treating the cancer right away. Some doc...

  • For Family Members Coping with Prostate Cancer

    For Family Members Coping with Prostate Cancer What can you do to help the man in your life with prostate cancer? The following are some suggestions for helping the men in your life who may have or c...

  • Glossary - Prostate Health

    Glossary - Prostate Health | A | | B | | C | | D | | E | | F | | G | | H | | I | | J | | K | | L | | M | | N | | O | | P | | Q | | R | | S | | T | | U | | V | | W | | X | | Y | | Z | A [return to top...

  • Grading of Prostate Cancer

    Grading of Prostate Cancer What is grading of prostate cancer? Another step in the diagnostic process is grading the cancer cells--taking a measurement of how fast the tumor is likely to grow and spr...

  • Herbal Remedies For Prostate Cancer

    Herbal Remedies for Prostate Cancer What are herbal remedies? Over the centuries, man has gone from a simple diet consisting of meats, fruits, vegetables, and grains, to a diet that often consists of...

  • Home Page - Prostate Health

    Topic Index Anatomy of the Prostate Gland Benign Prostate Problems Prostate Cancer Glossary Researchers do not know all of the functions of the prostate gland. However, it is known that the prostate ...

  • Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

    Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer What is hormone therapy? Produced mainly in the testicles, male hormones, such as testosterone, cause prostate cancer cells to grow. Reducing hormone levels or blo...

  • Impotence / Erectile Dysfunction

    Impotence / Erectile Dysfunction Click Image to Enlarge What is erectile dysfunction (ED)? Impotence, or erectile dysfunction, is the inability to achieve an erection, and/or dissatisfaction with the...

  • Online Resources - Prostate Health

    Online Resources - Prostate Health This Web was compiled from a variety of sources including the online resources listed below, but is not intended to substitute or replace the professional medical a...

  • Prostate Cancer in African-American Men

    Prostate Cancer in African-American Men According to the National Cancer Institute, African-American men are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer and to die from prostate cancer than whit...

  • Prostate Cancer Index

    Prostate Cancer Index Listed in the directory below you will find some additional information regarding prostate cancer, for which we have provided a brief overview. Prostate Cancer Overview Signs an...

  • Prostate Cancer Overview

    Prostate Cancer Overview More than 90 percent of all prostate cancers are discovered while they are either localized (confined to the prostate) or regional (nearby). The five-year survival rate for m...

  • Prostatitis

    Prostatitis What is prostatitis? Prostatitis is one of several benign (non-cancerous), inflammatory conditions of the prostate gland. Acute prostatitis occurs suddenly, with sharp, severe symptoms. C...

  • Psychosocial Factors

    Psychosocial Factors What is a psychosocial factor? Psychosocial factors are those factors that affect a person psychologically or socially. What are the psychosocial factors associated with prostate...

  • Radiation Therapy

    Radiation Therapy What is radiation therapy? Radiation therapy uses high-energy rays to kill or shrink cancer cells, and to decrease their ability to divide. Radiation is often used to treat prostate...

  • Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer

    Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer What is a risk factor? A risk factor is anything that may increase a person's chance of developing a disease. It may be an activity, such as smoking, diet, family his...

  • Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

    Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer What are the symptoms of prostate cancer? There are usually no specific signs or symptoms of early prostate cancer. A prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test ...

  • Staging of Prostate Cancer

    Staging of Prostate Cancer What is staging of prostate cancer? When prostate cancer is diagnosed, tests will be performed to determine how much cancer is present, and if the cancer has spread from th...

  • Surgery for Prostate Cancer

    Surgery for Prostate Cancer What are the different types of surgery for prostate cancer? The following are some of the different surgical options used to treat prostate cancer: Radical prostatectomy....

  • Topic Index - Prostate Health

    Topic Index - Prostate Health Prostate Health Home Anatomy of the Prostate Gland Benign Prostate Problems Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Impotence / Erectile Dysfunction Prostatitis Urinary Incon...

  • Treatments for Prostate Cancer

    Treatments for Prostate Cancer There are many different treatments for prostate cancer that involve the clinical care of a physician or other healthcare professional. Listed in the directory below ar...

  • Urinary Incontinence

    Urinary Incontinence What is urinary incontinence (UI)? Urinary incontinence (UI) is the loss of urine control, or the inability to hold your urine until you can reach a restroom. According to the Na...