Featured Prostate Cancer Articles
Descriptions of Featured Prostate Cancer Articles
Common in older men, prostate cancer is a disease where cancer cells form in the tissues of the prostate. This eMedTV article explains the risk factors for prostate cancer and factors that can affect your treatment options and prognosis.
Pomegranates are a type of fruit that may have several beneficial effects in the body. This eMedTV Web article explains how pomegranates may help with a variety of health conditions, lists possible side effects, and describes some general precautions.
Prostate Cancer Treatment
This article on the eMedTV Web site discusses both local and systemic forms of prostate cancer treatment. In addition, the pros and cons of these various treatment options, as well a list of questions to ask your healthcare provider, are provided.
Prostate Cancer Symptoms
Symptoms of prostate cancer, such as trouble controlling urine flow, may not appear for several years. This eMedTV article discusses prostate cancer symptoms in detail and describes tests used to detect the disease in the absence of symptoms.
A PSA test is used to screen for prostate cancer, as well as to monitor recurrence of the disease. This eMedTV article discusses this test in detail, including what the results mean, the test's limitations, and the controversy surrounding it.
As this eMedTV article explains, a Gleason score of 2 to 10 is used to grade whether a prostate tumor is likely to be slow-growing or to metastasize (spread). This Web page explains the process by which this score is determined.
Docetaxel is a medicine prescribed for treating various cancers, such as lung, breast, and prostate cancer. This eMedTV segment describes this drug's uses in more detail, explains how it works, and provides general dosing guidelines.
If you have metastatic prostate cancer, Casodex may be useful in reducing your symptoms. This eMedTV selection takes an in-depth look at this medication, including how to take it, what to expect during treatment, warnings, and more.
Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
While cancer may be suspected based on other tests, a prostate cancer diagnosis must be made with a biopsy. This eMedTV article explains the procedure used to diagnose the disease, including grading, staging, and second opinions.
PROVENGE is a medicine prescribed to treat prostate cancer that no longer responds to hormone therapy. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at this medication, with detailed information on how it works, dosing guidelines, and possible side effects.
Prostate Cancer Prevention
As this eMedTV page explains, you can reduce your risk of prostate cancer through diet, lifestyle, hormonal therapy, and chemoprevention. While these methods are not guaranteed to prevent prostate cancer, the chances of getting the disease are smaller.
Pomegranate Health Benefits
Pomegranates may be beneficial for lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. This portion of the eMedTV archives discusses other possible benefits of pomegranates, including how certain components of pomegranates may work in the body.
Prostate Cancer Surgery
Types of surgery for prostate cancer include pelvic lymphadenectomy and laparoscopic prostatectomy. This eMedTV article discusses surgery options in detail, including short-term and long-term risks.
Prostate Cancer Research
As this eMedTV segment explains, current research on prostate cancer is attempting to determine the cause of the disease as well as new treatment methods. This article discusses the many different areas of research on this disease.