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  • 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.

  • Jun 2018

    Prostate cancer: New drug for aggressive, resistant cases

    Enzalutamide reduced metastasis or death risk by 71 percent in phase III trial of castration-resistant nonmetastatic prostate cancer with escalating PSA.

  • Jun 2018

    Uses and risks of mitoxantrone

    Mitoxantrone is used to treat some types of multiple sclerosis (MS) and some types of cancer. It is given as an intravenous infusion in a clinical setting. Some serious side effects are possible, and it is important to discuss the risks and any existing health conditions with the doctor. Novantrone is a trade name.

  • Jun 2018

    Prostate cancer: Scientists find 63 'new genetic markers'

    Research locates new genetic markers that may show an elevated risk of developing prostate cancer. This will help to identify men who need early screening.

  • Jun 2018

    Immunotherapy effective against 'untreatable' prostate cancer

    For the first time, a major clinical trial shows that immunotherapy can successfully treat very advanced forms of prostate cancer.

  • May 2018

    What is a free PSA test and what is it for?

    A free PSA test measures the level of prostate-specific antigens that are not bound to other proteins in the blood. This test can help doctors to diagnose problems with the prostate, including cancer. In this article, we look at how a free PSA test differs from a total PSA test, and what the results can mean.

  • May 2018

    Targeting this gene could kill prostate cancer

    Could a long noncoding RNA that has a role in androgen receptor signaling in prostate cancer be a treatment target that does not lead to resistance?

  • May 2018

    Can saw palmetto reduce enlarged prostate?

    Saw palmetto is an herbal remedy with many potential uses in healthcare. One such use is the treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). Although a popular remedy, research into the herb’s efficacy is still ongoing and the results to date are inconclusive. Here, we look at the other treatments also available.

  • May 2018

    Can BPH cause kidney failure?

    Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) refers to enlargement of the prostate that is unrelated to cancer. Because of the positions of the prostate and kidneys, an enlarged prostate can cause kidney, or renal, failure. Knowing the symptoms can ensure quick treatment. Learn about the links between renal failure and BPH here.

  • May 2018

    Is green tea good for BPH?

    There are many potential treatments for an enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Many people look to green tea to manage their BPH, and the science suggests that it may offer relief for some symptoms, and provide other health benefits. Learn more about green tea for BPH, and whether it works, here.

  • May 2018

    This 'metastasis-blocking' compound may stop the spread of cancer

    A compound that targets a unique structure in cancer cell nuclei and has links to metastasis potential stopped cancer spread and extended survival in mice.

  • May 2018

    Can women get prostate cancer?

    Women do not have a prostate in the same way as men. They do, however, have Skene glands, often called the female prostate, which have many similarities to the prostate. Cancer of the female prostate is extremely rare. Find out about the functions of the Skene glands and learn more about female prostate cancer here.

  • May 2018

    Experimental drug targets prostate cancer's chief weakness

    In prostate cancer, recurring tumors become aggressive and treatment-resistant. Why does this happen, and how can it be prevented? A new study weighs in.

  • Apr 2018

    'Biomedical tattoo' might catch cancer early

    Medical research is reaching a new frontier with implants that can accurately spot early signs of cancer. Yet the road from laboratory to patient is long.