Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer involves a growth in the prostate gland of men. It is one of the most commonly diagnosed forms of cancer in men. Fortunately the survival rate is high and chance of survival improves the earlier the cancer is diagnosed. Discover the signs and symptoms and screen process for prostate cancer, as well as treatment methods including brachytherapy and prostatectomy.

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  • Understanding the Possible Side Effects of Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer Patients
    Side effects of prostate cancer radiation treatments can be difficult to deal with. Learn what they are and what can be done about them.
  • Treating Prostate Cancer with Proton Therapy
    This article discusses proton therapy for prostate cancer patients trying to decide between traditional radiation and proton-based therapy. It discusses treatment length, economics and the basics of prostate cancer.
  • Drugs Used to Treat Prostate Cancer
    The drugs to treat prostate cancer fall into the categories of hormone therapy, chemotherapy and immunotherapy drugs. Each has specific actions to be used at different times during the course of treatment and progression of the disease.
  • Hormone Therapy Treatments for Prostate Cancer
    Prostate cancer is a leading cause of death due to cancer in men. Aside from surgery hormone treatment can be given to delay advancement of the disease and increase survival. Find out more about hormone therapy for the treatment of prostate cancer.
  • Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer
    Prostate cancer is a malignant growth in the prostate gland that surrounds the urethra, near the bladder. The disease can progress through four stages. Learn about early and advanced signs of prostate cancer in men.
  • New Treatments for Impotence Caused By Prostate Cancer
    Impotence is a sad reality for many men who have undergone prostate cancer treatment or have had prostate cancer. The good news is that exciting research is taking place for new treatments of impotence caused by prostate cancer and many of these treatments look very promising!
  • Experimental Treatments for Advanced Prostate Cancer
    This article reviews experimental treatments for advanced prostate cancer which have been evaluated in clinical trials. Recent developments in androgen targeting, second line chemotherapy and immunotherapy have led to significant improvements in the management of cancer of the prostate.
  • Stages of Prostate Cancer
    There are four stages of prostate cancer. Stage I prostate cancer is microscopic and located in the prostate. By Stage IV, the cancer has spread outside the prostate to the lymph nodes and organs. A prostate-specific antigen test and CT scan help to identify the cancer stage.
  • Prednisone, Dexamethasone and Hydrocortisone as a Treatment for Prostate Cancer
    It is possible to use glucocorticoids (GCs) such as prednisone, dexamethasone and hydrocortisone as a treatment for prostate cancer. However, the underlying mechanisms by which glucocorticoids affect the disease are not wholly understood. This article gives a summary of the current knowledge.
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