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    • Signs of Prostate Cancer Created: Saturday, August 15, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Hundreds of thousands of men have signs and symptoms that could signal an underlying problem with the prostate. What indicators should you look for? What symptoms may be due to a condition other th...
    • The Side Effects of Brachytherapy (Seed Implants) for Prostate Cancer Created: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      It is important to understand the potential side effects that may result from brachytherapy (seed implants) for prostate cancer." itemprop="description">
    • Prostate Infection Created: Monday, April 19, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Prostate infections can cause a number of severe symptoms, can lead to dangerous complications, and can mimic the symptoms of more serious conditions such as prostate cancer. Learn all about prost...
    • What Can Cause a Falsely Elevated PSA? Created: Monday, October 04, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      The PSA test is one of the most important tests available to doctors to detect prostate cancer. What can result in a falsely elevated PSA level?
    • Email Your Guide - Roscoe Nelson, MD Created: Saturday, June 21, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Email your Guide to Prostate Cancer - Dr. Roscoe Nelson. Do you have questions, comments, suggestions, or corrections to share with your Guide? This is the place to do it.
    • Prostate Cancer Emergencies Created: Thursday, October 02, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Prostate cancer can result in symptoms that require emergent attention. While these symptoms are rare, prostate cancer patients should be aware of them." itemprop="descript't3'" --> itemprop="descr...
    • Symptoms of Prostatitis Created: Friday, December 18, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Prostatitis is a common condition that can cause symptoms that perfectly mimic the symptoms of prostate cancer." itemprop="description">> Friday, June 06, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      Hundreds of thousands of men have symptoms that could signal an underlying problem with the prostate. What symptoms should you look for? Should you be concerned with your symptoms? Do these symp...
    • Non-Cancerous Causes of an Elevated PSA Created: Saturday, June 28, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      What are some other causes of an elevated PSA? Thousands of men each year are told that they have a high PSA level after undergoing a routine screening test. The most important and most concernin...
    • The Prostate Biopsy - What to Expect Created: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013
      A biopsy of the prostate is an essential part of the definitive diagnosis of prostate cancer. What can you expect before, during, and after this procedure?
    • Prostate Cancer Statistics Created: Saturday, June 21, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013
      Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in men today. What are the most important statistics to know about this disease?
    • Prostate Cancer Grading and Gleason Scores Created: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013
      Grading is an important part of the evaluation of your prostate cancer. What is prostate cancer grading, and what does your Gleason score mean?
    • What Is BPH, or an Enlarged Prostate? Created: Sunday, June 22, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013
      BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia), or "enlarged prostate," is a common condition that can mimic the symptoms of prostate cancer.
    • Jevtana for Prostate Cancer Created: Tuesday, July 05, 2011 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
      Jevtana is a drug used to treat prostate cancer that has spread beyond the prostate and has become resistant to hormone therapy.
    • Zytiga for Prostate Cancer Created: Tuesday, July 05, 2011 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
      Zytiga is a drug that is used to treat prostate cancer that is no longer confined to the prostate and which has become resistant to hormone therapy.
    • What Treatments Are There for Prostate Cancer Pain? Created: Thursday, December 02, 2010 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
      What are the treatments for prostate cancer pain? What can be done to treat prostate cancer pain?
    • Treatment for Prostate Cancer Pain Created: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
      What is the treatment for prostate cancer pain? Prostate cancer can sometimes result in pain. What can be done to treat prostate cancer pain?
    • Propecia and Prostate Cancer Created: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
      What do we know about the drug Propecia and prostate cancer? Recent research has shown that the common treatment for male hair loss may also have some effect on prostate cancer risk. What should ...
    • Prostate Cancer Treatment Created: Thursday, May 29, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
      Today, many treatment options for prostate cancer exist. This guide will help you sort through the options and give you a summary of the most important treatments to know about. From surgery to r...
    • What Are The Warning Signs of Prostate Cancer? Created: Thursday, August 18, 2011 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
      Are there signs and symptoms that could point to underlying prostate cancer? What are some prostate cancer warning signs?
    • Prostate Cancer Warning Signs Created: Thursday, July 01, 2010 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
      Are there prostate cancer warning signs? Are there signs and symptoms that could point to underlying prostate cancer? What are some prostate cancer warning signs?
    • Prostate Cancer Healthcare Team - Who Is Part Of Your Prostate Cancer Healthcare Team Created: Monday, June 29, 2009 Updated: Thursday, December 08, 2011
      As a prostate cancer patient, you will likely work with an array of prostate cancer specialists during your diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up. This includes different types of doctors, as well as..
    • The Three Biggest Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer - Biggest Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer Created: Monday, October 04, 2010 Updated: Thursday, December 08, 2011
      There are three risk factors for prostate cancer that far outweigh virtually all others. Find out which are the three biggest risk factors for prostate cancer.
    • Prostate Cancer Tests - What Are the Most Important Prostate Cancer Tests Created: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 Updated: Thursday, December 08, 2011
      There are many prostate cancer tests available today. What types of prostate cancer tests are there and what should you know about the various prostate cancer tests?
    • What Is a Nerve-Sparing Prostatectomy - Nerve-Sparing Prostatectomy Created: Friday, July 03, 2009 Updated: Thursday, December 08, 2011
      Many men suffer from erectile dysfunction following surgery to remove the prostate. Because of this, surgeons have developed a modified form of the prostatectomy known as the nerve-sparing prostat..
    • External Beam Radiation - Prostate Cancer External Beam Radiation Therapy Created: Sunday, March 22, 2009 Updated: Thursday, December 08, 2011
      Radiation therapy is a commonly-used treatment for prostate cancer. Radiation therapy can be administered from outside the body (external beam radiation therapy) or from inside the body (brachythe..
    • Bone Scan for Prostate Cancer - All About Bone Scans and Prostate Cancer Created: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 Updated: Thursday, December 08, 2011
      The bone scan is an important test used to detect prostate cancer that has spread to the bones. Many men who have prostate cancer will undergo this test at some point. So, why is it important and..
    • Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer - Prostate Cancer Brachytherapy Created: Sunday, October 19, 2008 Updated: Thursday, December 08, 2011
      Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer. Brachytherapy (sometimes called
    • Cryotherapy for Prostate Cancer - What Is Cryotherapy for Prostate Cancer Created: Thursday, September 18, 2008 Updated: Thursday, December 08, 2011
      Cryotherapy is a form of treatment for prostate cancer in which the cancerous cells are destroyed through freezing. What do you need to know about this important alternative therapy?
    • Chemotherapy for Prostate Cancer - Prostate Cancer Chemotherapy Created: Thursday, June 26, 2008 Updated: Thursday, December 08, 2011
      Chemotherapy is not commonly used to treat prostate cancer. However, there are two specific sets of circumstances where chemotherapy is typically used. It is important to know the basics about th..
    • Prostate Ultrasound - What is a Prostate Ultrasound Created: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 Updated: Thursday, December 08, 2011
      Prostate ultrasound imaging is commonly used to evaluate the prostate when cancer is suspected. What should you know about this important tool? How does ultrasound work? What can it measure? Wh..
    • Prostate Cancer Research - Research on Prostate Cancer Created: Monday, June 09, 2008 Updated: Thursday, December 08, 2011
      Breakthroughs in prostate cancer continue to happen frequently and a variety of exciting developments are currently being studied. Around the world, thousands of physicians, scientists, and others..

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