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  • Jan 2020

    What to know about urinary retention

    Urinary retention can cause the need to urinate very frequently, the urge to urinate again straight after using the bathroom, or incontinence. Read more here.

  • Dec 2019

    Ultrasound with MRI improves prostate treatment

    Combining ultrasound heat with precision MRI promises a more precise way to treat prostate cancer and enlarged prostates — without the usual side effects.

  • Dec 2019

    Physical activity may protect against prostate cancer

    A large study that took a different approach has found that higher levels of physical activity could lower the risk of prostate cancer by 51%.

  • Dec 2019

    Prostate cancer: Home urine test could 'revolutionize diagnosis'

    A recent study has investigated a simpler way of testing urine for prostate cancer. The new test would avoid the need for digital rectal examination.

  • Oct 2019

    Prostate cancer: Investigating the impact of diet

    What foods, if any, protect against prostate cancer? And which foods increase the risk? A new review attempts to answer these questions.

  • Sep 2019

    Non-STD causes of penile discharge

    Male discharge is not always a sign of a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Discharge from the penis could have many causes. Find out about non-STD causes of penile discharge and when to seek advice from a doctor here.

  • Sep 2019

    New prostate cancer blood test could reduce biopsies

    Testing for circulating tumor cells in the blood alongside PSA can increase accuracy of prostate cancer diagnosis to more than 90%, new study reveals.

  • Sep 2019

    Eating mushrooms might reduce prostate cancer risk

    A new study concludes that men who regularly eat mushrooms have a lower risk of developing prostate cancer than those who rarely eat mushrooms.

  • Jul 2019

    Prostate cancer: The role of the microbiome

    Scientists investigated the microbiome of prostate fluid and found differences between people with prostate cancer and people without the condition.

  • Jul 2019

    Urine test can help diagnose aggressive prostate cancer

    New research introduces a diagnostic test for aggressive prostate cancer, which may help people 'avoid an unnecessary initial biopsy.'

  • Mar 2019

    What causes bloody urine in men?

    Seeing blood in the urine is a symptom of many underlying problems in males, including infections, an enlarged prostate, and kidney stones. Learn about the causes and their treatments here.

  • Mar 2019

    Rectal pressure: Causes and when to see a doctor

    Rectal pressure is a common symptom of a variety of problems, from constipation to ulcerative colitis. Learn more about the causes and possible treatments here.

  • Mar 2019

    Coffee chemicals could curb prostate cancer

    Coffee is a complex cocktail of compounds. A recent study identifies two particular molecules that might have cancer-fighting capabilities.

  • 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.