Get To Know Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer Symptoms

Prostate cancer is slow-growing and often asymptomatic. For this reason symptoms are not usually evident until the cancer has spread from the prostate to other areas of the body. In many cases prostate cancer is discovered when a physician performs routine screening tests such as a digital rectal examination (DRE) or a prostate-specific [...]

What is Prostate Cancer?

Prostate Cancer is one of the most common malignancies in men, and it affects nearly one in six in the United States. The prostate is a small, walnut-shaped gland, that surrounds the neck of the bladder and the urethra (ie, the tube that carries urine), which runs through the prostate. Found only in [...]

PSA & DRE Screening

Prostate cancer is one of the most common malignancies found in American men, affecting nearly one in six in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death among men. Fortunately, improvements in the screening and treatment of prostate cancer have resulted in more men [...]

Types of Treatment

There are many types of treatment for men who have prostate cancer. These options depend on the grade (ie, aggressiveness) and stage (ie, how far the cancer has spread) of the cancer, factors which are specific to each patient. In addition to grade and stage of the cancer, other factors affecting treatment choice [...]

Risk Factors

A risk factor is anything that impacts a person’s chances of contracting a particular disease. Risk factors can be divided into two groups, those that can’t be controlled or changed, like family history, genetic makeup, and age, and those that can be, like smoking, obesity, diet, excessive use of alcohol, and exposure to particular [...]

About the Prostate

The prostate gland is a small, walnut-sized organ found only in men. It is both a normal part of the male anatomy and an area where some critical medical conditions and diseases can occur. When the prostate is functioning normally, a man is unaware of its existence, but when it becomes enlarged, infected or [...]

Diagnosis

A diagnosis of prostate cancer can strike fear into the hearts of a man and his family, but this need not be the case. Prostate cancer is one of the most slow-growing cancers, and it responds well to treatment. The American Cancer Society says that over 20 million men in the United States [...]

Prostate Cancer FAQs

Found only in men, the prostate is a small gland (usually compared to a walnut) that can cause big problems, the most severe of which is prostate cancer. When the prostate gland is functioning normally, it helps control urination and produces substances (minerals and sugar) that are found in semen. The prostate gland [...]