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  • 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 mitoxantine (Novantrone)

    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.

  • Apr 2018

    Prostate cancer: Big data unlocks 80 new drug targets

    In the largest study of its type, researchers find several new prostate cancer drug targets by harvesting and analyzing reams of genetic data.

  • Apr 2018

    How can we stop fat cells from fueling cancer?

    Understanding just how cancer uses our body's metabolism against us is challenging. A new study describes how tumors use fat cells to power their growth.

  • Apr 2018

    'Natural insecticide' kills advanced prostate cancer cells

    Scientists identify a class of drugs that selectively targets and kills advanced prostate cancer cells that lack the tumor-suppressor protein PTEN.

  • Apr 2018

    Prostate cancer: How a full stomach could improve treatment

    A new study finds that the prostate cancer drug Zytiga is more effective, as well as cheaper, when taken with food, as opposed to on an empty stomach.

  • Mar 2018

    Is it normal to have differently sized testicles?

    Most men have asymmetrical testicles. Find out what is normal, what causes enlarged testicles, and how to check for testicular abnormalities.

  • Mar 2018

    How to shrink the prostate naturally

    Learn about natural remedies for an enlarged prostate, all of which encourage good prostate health. Included is detail on lifestyle tips and causes.

  • Mar 2018

    What happens if you have prostate surgery?

    Treatment for benign prostate conditions, such as hyperplasia, can have many complications and an extensive recovery time. Learn more about it here.

  • Mar 2018

    Urinary hesitancy: Causes in men and women

    Urinary hesitation is when a person has trouble starting or maintaining a urine stream. Learn about the common causes in men and women.

  • Jan 2018

    How dietary fat helps prostate cancer to spread

    Scientists unravel the link between genetics and dietary fat and the role they play in the progression and spread of prostate cancer.

  • Jan 2018

    Prostate cancer: 'Whole' Mediterranean diet could reduce your risk

    A study of three diets found that only a high adherence to the whole Mediterranean dietary pattern is linked to lower risk of aggressive prostate cancer.