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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Here are the latest treatments for recurrent prostate cancer. It is not uncommon that prostate cancer reoccurs. Let us look at what options are available to choose from.
What are the different therapies to treat prostate cancer? Here we will detail these therapies for you.
Prostate cancer is cancer of a gland of the male reproductive system situated just below the urinary bladder. This cancer usually occurs in elderly males. The prostate cancer treatment decision guide will serve as a good referral for the conventional and newer treatment options available.