Prostate Cancer Health Topics

Featured Tests and Procedures
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.
Featured Conditions and Diseases
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.
Featured Medications
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.
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.
Eligard is an injectable medication used to relieve symptoms of prostate cancer. This segment of the eMedTV archives presents a detailed look at this product, with information on how it works, possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
Emcyt is a drug licensed to help relieve symptoms of prostate cancer. This part of the eMedTV Web library contains more details on this prescription medicine, with information on how it works, dosing instructions, potential side effects, and more.
Fentanyl nasal spray is approved to treat breakthrough cancer pain. This article from the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at this narcotic, including information on how it works, dosing tips, abuse potential, and possible side effects.
Firmagon is a hormone medicine prescribed to slow down the progression of advanced prostate cancer. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at this medication, including how it works, how the injection is given, safety precautions, and more.
Flutamide is a prescription drug used to treat prostate cancer. As this eMedTV page explains, it is given three times daily as part of a combination treatment plan. Dosing, side effects, safety precautions, and more are all discussed in this article.
As a type of chemotherapy medicine, Jevtana is prescribed to treat prostate cancer. This eMedTV article offers a more in-depth look at Jevtana, including details on how it works, possible side effects, and how the medication is administered.
Lupron Depot is used for several different conditions and mimics a naturally occurring hormone in the body. This eMedTV segment takes a detailed look at this drug, with information on the specific conditions it treats, dosing, side effects, and more.
Nilandron is a drug licensed to slow down the progression of advanced prostate cancer. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at this prescription medication, with detailed information on dosing, how it works, potential side effects, and more.
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.
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.
Available by prescription only, Supprelin LA is used to stop puberty that has started too early in children. This eMedTV page gives an overview of this drug, including details on how it works to treat precocious puberty, potential side effects, and more.
Available by prescription only, Trelstar is a medication approved to treat advanced-stage prostate cancer. This eMedTV article gives a complete overview of this product, explaining how often it is administered, what to expect during treatment, and more.
Vantas is a medical implant surgically placed under the skin to treat symptoms of advanced prostate cancer. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at this prescription medicine, including how it works, how it is inserted, safety precautions, and more.
As a prescription chemotherapy drug, Xtandi is approved for treating prostate cancer that has spread. This eMedTV article contains more details on several topics relating to this drug, including how it works, how to take it, and potential side effects.
Zoladex is prescribed for the treatment of prostate and breast cancer, as well as certain other conditions. This eMedTV page gives an overview of this drug, including details on how it works, potential side effects, how the implant is inserted, and more.
Zytiga is a medicine prescribed in combination with prednisone to treat late-stage prostate cancer. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at this medication, with detailed information on dosing, possible side effects, how it works, and more.
Featured Other
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.
On a screening test, a man can have low PSA, and prostate cancer can still be present, although in a clinically insignificant form. This eMedTV article discusses low PSA and prostate cancer in detail and explains recent research findings.
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