Prostate Health

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  1. 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.

  2. Angiogenesis Inhibitors

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

  3. Benign Prostate Problems

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

  4. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

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

  5. 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.

  6. Clinical Trials For Prostate Cancer

    Several clinical trials to evaluate prostate cancer have been completed or are currently underway.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. Expectant Therapy

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

  10. 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.

  11. Glossary - Prostate Health

    Glossary of terms relating to prostate health

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. Hormone Therapy For Prostate Cancer

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

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