Prostate Cancer Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26
Lowering Insulin Inhibits Cancer Growth
Insulin and cancer growth? Being overweight and overeating contribute significantly to increased incidence and aggressiveness of prostate cancer.
8 Ways Hormone Therapy Treats Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer responds to hormone therapy. Here are eight ways that Testosterone Inactivating Pharmaceuticals is used in treating prostate cancer.
What Is a Prostate Ultrasound? How Does It Work?
Prostate ultrasound imaging is commonly used to evaluate the prostate when cancer is suspected. What should you know about this important tool?
Metformin and Statins for Prostate Cancer
Low protein diet has beneficial anticancer effects. Additional benefits from modern pharmaceuticals should not be ignored.
The End of “Surgery is the Gold Standard”
Prostate surgery study published in NEJM shows prostate removal surgery is not the gold standard.
All About Bones Scans and Prostate Cancer
The bone scan is an important test used to detect prostate cancer that has spread to the bones. Many men who have prostate cancer will undergo this test.
Newly Diagnosed Prostate Cancer
Newly Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer? Don't rush into an immediate treatment. Make an informed decision about your prostate cancer.
Arnold Palmer's Battle with Prostate Cancer
Best-known for his professional golf career, Arnold Palmer has since become a champion off the greens for his work raising awareness for prostate cancer.
Why Early Prostate Cancer Is Symptom-Free
All the misinformation on the internet implies that every ache, pain, or problem located near the prostate could be caused by cancer.
Genetic Testing: The Future of Prostate Cancer Treatment
Doctors are now using genetically-derived information to pick off-label cancer treatments for prostate cancer when no other options are effective.
Jevtana and Provenge
Jevtana and Provenge have been FDA approved for men with metastatic prostate cancer and proven to help men live longer. New studies underway.
Exercise and Longevity, Part II
What motivates you to live longer? Do you want to avoid having your blissful retirement years cut short?
Definition of De Novo
When used in reference to prostate cancer (or any other cancer), de novo refers to the first occurrence of cancer in the body.
Free Radicals and Prostate Cancer
Free radicals are molecules that are very unstable and seek to bond to other molecules to increase their stability.
What is a Urologist and What Do They Do?
A urologist is a physician who has had specialty training to diagnose and treat diseases of the male and female urinary tracts, as well as of the male reproductive organs.
Radiation Therapy Treatment for Prostate Cancer
Radiation therapy is one of the most common forms of treatment for prostate cancer today. Learn the basics that everyone should know.
What Are the Basics of Prostate Cancer?
The three key questions that anyone interested in this disease must have answered: What is the prostate? What is cancer? What is prostate cancer?
Prostate Cancer Surgery, 15 Years Later
A study shows outcomes of prostate cancer surgery, are their benefits, or does the risk outweigh the benefit?
How Does the Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer Work?
Every year, thousands of men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. Annual screening tests hopefully can catch prostate cancer in its early stages.
Is the Twelve Core Random Biopsy for Prostate Cancer Obsolete?
Prostate Imaging at centers of excellence using 3T multi-parametric MRI accurately identifies high grade cancer and has advantages over random biopsy.
PSA Test Results Meanings and Advice
Your PSA results can be a source of anxiety or reassurance. It is essential to understand what your PSA results really mean and what you need to do.
Understanding Your Digital Rectal Exam Results
The results you receive from your digital rectal exam (DRE) can tell you and your doctor a great deal. What should you know about your results?
Non-Cancerous Causes Of an Elevated PSA
What are some causes of an elevated PSA other than prostate cancer? Learn six common reasons why your test may be high.
What to Expect During Prostate Cancer Biopsy
A biopsy of the prostate is an essential part of the definitive diagnosis of prostate cancer. What can you expect before, during, and after this procedure?
What's New in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer?
Learn more about treatment options for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer including Zytiga, Xtandi, Provenge, and Xofigo.
What Are Some Common Prostate Problems?
Prostate problems are not uncommon and range from inflammation to cancer. It important to know which problems can affect the prostate and what can be done about them.
What Is BPH, or an Enlarged Prostate?
BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia), or an enlarged prostate, is a condition that can mimic the symptoms of prostate cancer. learn more about BPH symptoms.
Six Common Causes of a High PSA Test Result
Learn about the most common causes for an elevated PSA level after a routine screening test. Prostate cancer is only one of many potential causes.
Prostate Problems You Should Know About
Prostate problems are not uncommon. Problems ranging from simple inflammation to metastatic cancer can originate from the prostate.
Hormone Blockade for Prostate Cancer Surgery
Before we completely abandon the concept of doing hormone therapy with surgery, let's look at the research.
Blood in Urine (hematuria): Possible Causes
Discovering blood in the urine can be very unsettling. What does blood in your urine mean? What should be done about blood in the urine?
What Are the Causes of an Enlarged Prostate?
An enlarged prostate is a common problem among older men. There are several potential causes of an enlarged prostate.
Radiation and Surgery for Prostate Cancer: Part Two
When surgical margins are positive, several studies show that immediate radiation to the prostate fossa will lower the relapse rates.
Prostate Cancer Surgery Positive Margins: Part One
Positive Margin in Prostate Cancer - A surgeon may leave tumor behind in the patient's body. Learn about why this happens during surgery.
Prostate Cancer Treatment Options
Prostate Cancer Cures. Treatment options for prostate cancer discussed including surgery, radiation, cryotherapy, brachytherapy, and chemotherapy.
Prostate Cancer: Four Treatment Options
Today, many treatment options for prostate cancer exist. This guide will help you sort through the options and give you a summary of the most important treatments to know about. From surgery to radiation to hormone therapy, the most important treatments for prostate cancer are covered.
Crooked Erections after Prostate Surgery
Given the many disadvantages of surgery compared to the other options one can’t help but wonder why surgery remains popular.
The Gleason 6 Type in Prostate Cancer
Learn more about the uncancer - the Gleason 6 type in prostate cancer - and avoid treatment excesses.
PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer
We are long overdue for a good alternative to random 12-core needle biopsies. Prostate imaging is an alternative to random prostate biopsies.
A Comparison of Prostate Cancer and BPH
Prostate cancer and BPH can cause identical symptoms and high PSA levels. How do these two diseases compare and contrast?
Avodart & Proscar for Treating Prostate Cancer
Avodart and Proscar are FDA-approved for treating urinary side effects from prostate enlargement. Does it have anti-cancer effects and is it safe?
Role of Alkaline Phosphatase in Prostate Cancer
Alkaline phosphatase is an enzyme found in the blood that can signal that prostate cancer has spread to the bones. The test for it helps monitor prostate cancer.
Prostate Cancer - Starting at the Beginning
Not all cancers are the same - even when comparing two different prostate cancers of exactly the same stage.
Understanding Prostate Specific Antigen
Everything you need to know about the Prostate Specific Antigen protein and test for prostate cancer.
Treating Osteoporosis in Men
Eventually, some degree of osteoporosis occurs in most men as they age. Regular exercise, calcium, and vitamin D help delay bone loss.
Orgasms After Prostate Cancer Treatment
Can you have an orgasm after prostate cancer treatment? In what way does prostate cancer affect a man's sex life and what can help?
Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH) - Is it Dangerous?
Is BPH dangerous? BPH is extremely common among older men, but is it actually dangerous? Read on to find out.
Oligometastatic Prostate Cancer Part I
Men with less than five metastases can still be cured with aggressive therapy using radiation or surgery to eradicate the metastases.
Starting Treatment Early for Metastatic Prostate Cancer
The evidence that earlier administration of Provenge therapy improves results continues to be validated.
Prostate Infection (What to Know)
Prostate infections can cause a number of severe symptoms, can lead to dangerous complications, and can mimic the symptoms of more serious conditions such as prostate cancer. Learn all about prostate infections here.
D'amico Classification System for Prostate Cancer
What is the D'Amico classification system for prostate cancer and how can it help you choose the best treatments for your individual cancer?
The Pros and Cons of Clinical Trials for Prostate Cancer
Patients who are seeking a clinical trial face two major challenges: Does the new drug have a genuine promise and will I be eligible for study enrollment
Exercise and Longevity, Part I
The intimate connection between balance and strength increases in importance as we get older - poor fitness is probably even more dangerous than prostate cancer itself.
Detection of Prostate Cancer Metastasis
How can prostate cancer metastases be detected? What tests are done to find any spread to lymph nodes or other organs in the body?
Can I Get an Erection After Prostate Cancer Treatment?
Many men who are facing a prostate cancer diagnosis, or who have undergone prostate cancer treatment, are worried whether or not they will be able to have an erection.
All About the Prostascint Scan for Testing
The Prostascint scan is a relatively new addition to the numerous tests that can be used to detect the spread of prostate cancer to other parts of the body.
Top Ten Prostate Cancer Myths
There are many misconceptions or myths that continue to surround prostate cancer and its treatment. What are the ten prostate cancer myths of which everyone should be aware?
When PSA Doubling Time Shows a Prostate Cancer Relapse in Men
Treatment selection for prostate cancer with PSA relapse is complex, so compile data of your original risk category, PSA doubling time, and scan report.
Oligometastatic Prostate Cancer Part II
Reviews an aggressive approach of detecting metastatic disease at the earliest possible stage and then initiating an aggressive treatment protocol by administering curative doses of radiation
Prostate Cancer Progression - Rate & Signs
What do we know about prostate cancer progression? How fast does prostate cancer usually grow? When and where does it commonly spread? Is there anyway to know when it has begun to spread?
Zytiga (abiraterone)—The Next Step after Lupron?
Zytiga is used after resistance to Lupron for prostate cancer. Men were shown to live 33% longer than those men who received a placebo.
When Can I Have Sex After My Prostate Cancer Treatment?
Many men want to know when they can return to having sex after prostate cancer treatment -- whether surgery, radiation, or another form of treatment.
What Types of Doctors Treat Prostate Cancer?
During the course of your prostate cancer diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care you will likely be working with a number of different types of physicians.
Aggressive Growth Prostate Cancer
The most important factor that determines whether a prostate cancer is
Natural History of Prostate Cancer if Left Untreated
You may wonder what happens to prostate cancer if it is left untreated. Learn about the typical progression or spread of prostate cancer cells.
What Happens if My PSA Is Elevated? - Prostate Cancer
What happens if the results of your PSA test show that your PSA is elevated? Learn more about what steps your doctor may take to find the cause of your elevated PSA and to determine whether or not you have a serious condition such as prostate cancer.
Uncommon Symptoms of Prostate Cancer
Urinary problems are the most common initial symptoms of prostate cancer, however, there a number of uncommon symptoms that you should be aware of as well.
TURP Procedure for Prostate Cancer
The TURP (transurethral resection of the prostate) procedure commonly used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) can also be used in men with prostate cancer.
Treatment of PSA-Relapsed Prostate Cancer
The difference between a low-grade recurrence and a high-grade recurrence is heavily influenced by the rate of cancer growth, which is signaled by the PSA doubling time.
Starting Treatment Early for Metastatic Prostate Cancer: Part III
Doctors use excessively conservative thinking for many reasons and don't always evaluate “outside the box,” treatment approaches.
Lifestyle Choices and Prostate Cancer Prevention
Is prostate cancer prevention possible? Can changes in your lifestyle actually decrease your chance of getting prostate cancer? Every year, more and more research is done showing that there may be associations between certain everyday lifestyle choices we make and the development of prostate cancer. What are the five most important lifestyle choices a man can take to lessen his risk of prostate cancer?
The Side Effects of Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer
It is important to understand the potential side effects that may result from brachytherapy (seed implants) for prostate cancer.
PSA Test for Prostate Cancer
The PSA (prostate specific antigen) test is used around the world to screen for prostate cancer. What should you know about this important test?
The Prostate Cancer-Breast Cancer Link
Research has uncovered a potential prostate cancer-breast cancer link. Learn about the link between these two seemingly very different cancers.
Prostate Gland - What You Should Know About the Prostate Gland
The prostate gland is an important structure present only men. Because prostate cancer and other conditions can develop within the prostate, it is important to understand what it is and what it does.
What to Expect From the Digital Rectal Exam
The digital rectal exam is an essential part of the detection and early diagnosis of prostate cancer. Many men are worried about this test, so it's important to know what to expect.
The Association Between Vasectomy and Prostate Cancer
Vasectomy is an extremely common surgery in the United States and across the world and millions of men in the world have underwent this procedure over the last few decades. There have been multiple reports in the media and in the scientific literature that have linked men who have had vasectomies with higher rates of prostate cancer.
Taxotere (Docetaxel) for Prostate Cancer
Taxotere (docetaxel) is a drug used in men whose prostate cancer no longer responds to hormone therapy.
Common Symptoms of Prostatitis
Prostatitis is a common condition that can cause symptoms that perfectly mimic the symptoms of prostate cancer.
What Are Symptoms of Prostate Cancer?
Hundreds of thousands of men have symptoms that could signal an underlying problem with the prostate. What symptoms should you look for?
Starting Treatment Early for Metastatic Prostate Cancer: Part I
Men starting on Lupron, therefore, should follow the policy of checking their PSA monthly for the first six months.
Stage 4 Prostate Cancer - Definition, Treatments, and Prognosis
What is stage 4 prostate cancer, what are the symptoms, what kind of treatments are most effective, and what is the prognosis?
What Is Stage 3 Prostate Cancer?
How advanced is stage 3 prostate cancer? How much has prostate cancer spread if it is stage 3?
Signs of Prostate Cancer That Everyone Should Know
Hundreds of thousands of men have signs and symptoms that could signal an underlying problem with the prostate. What indicators should you look for? What symptoms may be due to a condition other than prostate cancer?
Hormone Therapy Treatment for Prostate Cancer
Hormone therapy is one of the primary treatment options available today for prostate cancer. What should you know about hormone therapy for prostate cancer?
Information on Rudy Giuliani and Prostate Cancer
Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York City and former presidential candidate, has never been shy about his battle with prostate cancer. Read all about Mayor Giuliani's struggle with prostate cancer and possibly find something that will help you with your struggle.
Radical Prostatectomy for Prostate Cancer
Radical prostatectomy is the most common type of surgery performed to treat early prostate cancer. It can be done through an
What You Should Know About PSA Density
Prostate specific antigen (PSA) density is just one of a number of recent advances that have been made in the understanding of the PSA test.
What Is Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Velocity?
Prostate specific antigen (PSA) velocity refers to the speed of change of PSA over time and is an important tool for evaluating prostate cancer risk.
Prostate Bed - Definition and Importance in Prostate Cancer
What is the definition of prostate bed, where is it located, and why is the region important for men who have had prostate cancer?
Prostate Cancer Grading and Gleason Scores
Grading is an important part of the evaluation of your prostate cancer. What is prostate cancer grading, and what does your Gleason score mean?
Prostate Cancer Warning Signs
Prostate cancer can be a completely silent disease, especially in its early stages.But there are sometimes important warning signs that something is wrong.
Propecia and Prostate Cancer - Survival and Side Effects
What do we know about the drug Propecia and prostate cancer? Could this drug help with prevention and what are the side effects?
What Are the Prostate Cancer Stages?
It is important to know the prostate cancer stages. The stage of your prostate cancer determines a lot about what treatment options you will have, what your prognosis will be, and what types of tests you may have to have.
Prostate Cancer Recurrence - How to Know, & What to Do
Prostate cancer recurrence is something that all men with prostate cancer hope to avoid. How do you know if your prostate cancer has come back after initial treatment? What are the next steps if it has come back?
All About the PET Scan for Prostate Cancer
The PET (positron emission tomography) scan for prostate cancer is an often misunderstood test which is sometimes used to determine the extent of spread of prostate cancer.
Percent-Free PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
Percent-Free PSA is one of a number of recent advances in the understanding of the PSA test for prostate cancer. Does your percent-free PSA matter?
An Overview of Advanced Prostate Cancer
Advanced prostate cancer is an often-misunderstood description of later-stage prostate cancer. Learn how it is diagnosed and how it can be treated.
Prostate Size Matters
The prostate gland is the only organ in the body that keeps growing as you get older. A normal-sized, healthy prostate gland is about the size of a walnut.
- By Category
An index of categories in the
Stimulating the Immune System to Fight Cancer
Dendritic cells detect cancer cells. Immunotherapy for Advanced Prostate Cancer - PROVENGE and clinical trials for Yervoy used in combination.
The Fearful Process of Dying from Prostate Cancer
Helping men find a workable solution begins by establishing open lines of communication between the doctor and the patient.
A New Treatment Approach for Relapsing Prostate Cancer
IMRT coupled with optimal scanning technology can result in durable remissions and a freedom from dependency on lifelong hormonal therapy.
Active Surveillance for Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer
Men with the favorable type of intermediate-risk prostate cancer are appropriate candidates for active surveillance and can forgo immediate treatment.
Evaluate PSA with Imaging, Not Random Biopsy
Men with an elevated PSA who initially undergo a color Doppler ultrasound rather than a random biopsy can be spared a biopsy if their scan is clear.
Definition of Seminal Vesicle
A seminal vesicle is one of a pair of small tubular glands that are near the prostate. The seminal vesicles are an early place of metastasis or spread of prostate cancer.
Selecting Treatment for Prostate Cancer
With prostate cancer there is rarely a need to rush into making a treatment decision.
SIR-Spheres to Treat Liver Metastases from Prostate Cance
Liver metastases usually occur after many years of ongoing treatment. SIR-Spheres would have a restraining effect on prostate cancer progression in the liver.
Starting Treatment Early for Metastatic Prostate Cancer: Part IV
The old way of practice that relied upon using one treatment at a time needs to be seriously reconsidered in light of the opportunity we have for substantially prolonging life
How to Determine if a Rising PSA after Radiation is from Cancer
Usually the best course of action, when there is doubt about the cause of a PSA rise, should be to continue monitoring with frequent PSA testing.
Prostate Cancer Treatment Complications
Unfortunately, for many men who have undergone treatment for prostate cancer, complications of their treatment is a fact of life. What are the most frequent complications that can occur following the standard prostate cancer treatments?
Common Prostate Cancer Emergencies - Recognizing the Symptoms
What are some emergencies when you have prostate cancer, and how do these happen? What are the side effects and treatments?
What to Ask Before You Start Prostate Cancer Treatment
The time just after you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer can be a time of conflicting emotions and difficulty in sorting through all that needs to be done or thought about. When you first start to explore treatment options, there are a number of things that you need to be sure to ask your physician before making a decision of which option to proceed with.
Prostate Biopsies Alternatives
A high PSA, rather than triggering an immediate biopsy, should lead to further investigation.
Key Prostate Cancer Statistics
Prostate cancer occurs mainly in older men. About 6 cases in 10 are diagnosed in men aged 65 or older, and it is rare before age 40.
Preventing Hormone Therapy Side Effects
A number of interventions are available that can substantially reduce adverse side effects from testosterone inactivating pharmaceuticals (TIP).
Is It Possible to Substitute a Scan for Prostate Biopsy?
Over a million men undergo random biopsy every year! Scanning technology is so improved, it is time to start talking about not performing a random biopsy.
What Tests Are Used in Prostate Cancer Staging?
Prostate cancer staging is one of the most important factors used when determining your overall prognosis and which treatment option is the best for you. Virtually all prostate cancer patients undergo some level of staging and it is important to have a basic understanding of how this is accomplished.
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Big Prostates Dominate
A connection between prostate size and better prostate cancer outcomes
Big Pharma versus the Insurance Companies
The big pharmaceutical companies versus insurance companies and the escalating costs may become unsustainable
Definition of Adjunctive Therapy
Adjunctive therapy is any treatment used in conjunction with another to increase the chance of cure. It is often used in the treatment of prostate cancer.
PSA Nadir Level in Prostate Cancer
Men with prostate cancer know how important their PSA numbers are. But how many know what their PSA nadir is? Here is more about this important PSA concept.
Bone Metastases with Prostate Cancer
When prostate cancer is advanced, the number one priority is to control the metastases. If the metastases are controlled, the disease is controlled.
Alternatives to Random Biopsy for Prostate Cancer
Now with better technology, the significant dangers created by the rampant overuse of random biopsy can be circumvented.
The Struggle to Find Straight Answers about Prostate Cancer Treatment
The factors you need to be aware of when making a decision about prostate cancer treatment selection.
All About PSA
The Meaning of PSA
By imaging the prostate and accurately determining its size, we can put PSA into a meaningful context
Where is the Prostate Cancer?
In the past, saying “Cancer” would say it all. It meant that someone is dying. Thankfully this is changing.
Aspirin and Statins for Prostate Cancer
In addition to the cardiac benefits, aspirin and cholesterol pills appear to have substantial anticancer benefits for men with prostate cancer.
Stop Prostate Cancer Screening?
The United States Preventative Services Task Force made a recommendation to discontinue PSA screening. Learn about PSA testing without overtreatment .
What about Sex after Prostate Surgery?
Prostate surgery What about alternatives to radical prostatectomy?
Further Resources for Prostate Cancer
Further Resources for Prostate Cancer
What Can Cause a Falsely Elevated PSA?
The PSA test is one of the most important tests available to doctors to detect prostate cancer. What can result in a falsely elevated PSA level?
Non-Cancerous Prostate Conditions
Non-Cancerous Prostate Conditions