Brachytherapy--a type of radiation treatment for prostate cancer--is an option for men with intermediate-, high-, and very-high-risk disease.
Active surveillance, radical prostatectomy, and radiation therapy are well known strategies to manage and treat prostate cancer. This brief overview takes a look at two treatments that are not as familiar: cryotherapy and high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU).
Nobody knows the underlying cause of prostate cancer. But scientists have been looking at a number of possible promoters of the disease, including dietary fat, zinc, and flaxseeds.
Also known as inflammation of the prostate, prostatitis is a common and often frustrating problem. The cause of bacterial prostatitis is obvious and easy to detect—infection with some type of bacteria. But researchers are not sure why some men develop the more common, nonbacterial form.
Large clinical trials conducted over the past decade or two have not suggested that any particular nutritional supplement is beneficial for prostate cancer outcomes. In fact, there are data suggesting that the use of some supplements—if you get above a certain level of intake—can actually increase the risk of poor prostate cancer outcomes.
Each year, about 1 million prostate biopsies are performed in the United States, and of those, about one in three are cancerous. Sometimes, however, a repeat biopsy might be necessary to help confirm or rule out a prostate cancer diagnosis.
Men who have undergone a radical prostatectomy to treat prostate cancer often leak urine during physical strain, such as coughing, sneezing, or lifting heavy objects. When bothersome incontinence persists, a variety of nonsurgical and surgical solutions can help.
Older adults who are diagnosed with prostate and other cancers have a significantly higher risk of developing shingles (herpes zoster) than people the same age who don't have cancer, according to ...
Some prostate cancer experts recommend that men diagnosed with prostate cancer eat a plant-based diet. A lot of men might hear that and wonder if that means they need to become vegetarians or adopt a vegan diet. Do they?
Grading a cancer is a method doctors use to evaluate a patient's prognosis and determine the best management strategy.
Thanks to reliable diagnostic tests and numerous treatment options now available, death rates from prostate cancer are on the decline. Nearly 100 percent of men are still alive five years after a prostate cancer diagnosis, 98 percent are alive 10 years after diagnosis, and about 96 percent are alive 15 years after diagnosis. But deciding which treatment option to choose is not always easy. Here's why men should consider getting more than one medical opinion.
Taking a widely prescribed prostate cancer drug with a low-fat meal instead of on an empty stomach—the usual recommendation—can allow men to use a lower dose with no loss in effectiveness, a 2018 study in...
Men whose prostate cancer has not spread to other sites in the body but who have rapidly rising PSA levels despite androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) now have two more treatment options.
Not so long ago, some doctors discouraged men with prostate cancer from exercising. But that thinking has changed.
Drinking whole milk is associated with an increased risk for prostate cancer recurrence in men who have undergone treatment for the disease, according to a study reported in ...