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  • Feb 2019

    What to expect from Lupron treatment

    Lupron (leuprolide acetate) is a type of hormone therapy for people with prostate cancer. Lupron is an injection drug, and doctors often prescribe it in combination with radiation therapy or surgery. As it lowers a person’s testosterone levels, Lupron can cause a range of side effects. Learn more here.

  • Feb 2019

    Blocking fatty acids slows prostate cancer progression

    New research in mice finds that fatty acids fuel prostate tumor growth and that blocking the uptake of fatty acids slows cancer progression.

  • Jan 2019

    Uses and types of urinary catheter

    A person may need to use a urinary catheter if they have problems passing urine. There are several types of catheter, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Learn more about urinary catheters, and what to expect when using them, here.

  • Dec 2018

    Prostate cancer: New, quicker test to assess metastasis risk

    A newly developed test can detect the risk of metastasis in people with prostate cancer at a quicker rate, lower cost, and using smaller tissue samples.

  • Dec 2018

    Gold nanoparticles could destroy prostate cancer

    By coating nanoparticles with gold, researchers have successfully destroyed prostate cancer cells in people without damaging surrounding tissue.

  • Dec 2018

    IBD increases prostate cancer risk by fivefold

    According to a new study, inflammatory bowel disease increases the risk of developing prostate cancer. This finding opens up a challenging clinical debate.

  • Dec 2018

    Prostate cancer and back pain

    Back pain is a common complaint with many possible causes. In some cases, chronic, unexplained back pain can occur with advanced prostate cancer. Learn more here.

  • Dec 2018

    PSA levels after prostatectomy

    A prostatectomy is one treatment option for prostate cancer. It involves the surgical removal of the prostate gland. Following a prostatectomy, doctors carry out regular prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing to check that the cancer is not returning. Learn more about PSA after a prostatectomy here.

  • Dec 2018

    Can drinking alcohol lead to prostate cancer?

    Doctors do not fully understand what causes prostate cancer. This disease may have an association with alcohol, but scientists need to do more research to confirm the potential link. Here, learn more about the risks of alcohol, how doctors screen for and treat prostate cancer, and the survival rates for this disease.

  • Nov 2018

    What are the most common causes of pelvic pain in men?

    Pelvic pain in men can result from a range of issues, including a hernia, prostatitis, and appendicitis. This pain occurs somewhere between the navel and groin. Treatment depends on the cause and may involve antibiotics. Learn about the most common causes of pelvic pain in men here.

  • Nov 2018

    What are bone metastases in prostate cancer?

    When prostate cancer spreads to the bones, this is known as bone metastases. Although there is no cure for this advanced stage of prostate cancer, treatment can help relieve symptoms, improve quality of life, and extend life expectancy. Learn more here.

  • Oct 2018

    Prostate cancer: Scientists reveal new way to target stubborn cells

    Prostate cancer is common, so findings new ways to destroy it is very important. Now, researchers believe that they may have found a new drug target.

  • Sep 2018

    Can aspirin help treat cancer?

    A systematic review of 71 studies suggests that regular aspirin intake may help treat cancers such as colon cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer.

  • Sep 2018

    What can make urination painful?

    There are many possible causes of painful urination, or dysuria, including bacterial infections and health conditions that place extra pressure on the bladder. Fortunately, most of these potential causes are highly treatable. Learn more about 10 causes of dysuria here, as well as when to see a doctor.

  • Sep 2018

    Is regular screening for prostate cancer really necessary?

    A panel of experts from the United Kingdom is asking whether regular screening for prostate cancer actually brings enough benefits to outweigh the risks.

  • Sep 2018

    Why does hormone therapy worsen some prostate cancers?

    Some prostate cancers resist androgen-targeting therapy and continue to spread because the treatment alters the environment of tumor cells, a study shows.

  • Aug 2018

    Cancer update: Research from August 2018

    In this article, we outline some of the most interesting recent findings from cancer research, covering work from a range of institutions and journals.

  • Aug 2018

    What are the signs of prostate infection?

    When an infection in the prostate results in inflammation, this is called bacterial prostatitis. Symptoms include pain in the lower abdomen and difficulty urinating. The infection may be acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term), and a treatment plan may include medication, or surgery. Learn more here.

  • Aug 2018

    What are the natural ways to prevent prostate cancer?

    Age, genetics, and a poor diet are among the many risk factors for prostate cancer. By taking certain steps, a person may be able to reduce their risk. For example, adding soy products and coffee to the diet may help. Learn about natural ways to prevent prostate cancer here.

  • Aug 2018

    New technique treats prostate cancer in just five radiotherapy sessions

    A new clinical trial proves the benefits of an innovative form of radiotherapy that reduces the treatment to five sessions instead of the usual 37.

  • Jul 2018

    Fighting prostate cancer with groundbreaking new technique

    Creating a way to keep prostate cancer cells alive in the laboratory for longer leads to quicker drug trials. Sharing this widely speeds it up further.

  • Jul 2018

    What makes prostate cancer become aggressive? Study investigates

    Using a range of tools, researchers identify a plausible mechanism and genes through which a genetic variation influences prostate cancer aggressiveness.

  • Jul 2018

    Eating dinner earlier could reduce cancer risk

    A new study concludes that the timing of our final meal of the day may influence our risk of developing prostate or breast cancer.

  • Jul 2018

    Causes and treatment of chronic prostatitis

    Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate that can cause pain, sexual dysfunction, and urination issues. Chronic prostatitis might last for more than 3 months. Possible causes include bacterial infections and damage to the nerves or muscles in the pelvic area. Treatment often involves antibiotics. Learn more here.

  • Jul 2018

    What are the treatment options for BPH?

    Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is the medical term for an enlarged prostate. BPH can cause difficulties with urination. Treatment options for BPH include watchful waiting, medication, minimally invasive procedures, and surgery. Lifestyle changes can also help improve a person’s symptoms. Learn more here.