Men’s Health

Prostate Cancer Prognosis and Survival Rate

The prognosis of prostate cancer or the probability of relapse following primary therapy depends on the clinical stage of the tumor, Gleason score (histologic grade) and the PSA level before the primary treatment. The other important independent prognostic factors include the pathologic stage of the tumor, invasion of >> Read More ...

Treating Advanced, Metastatic, Hormone-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Advanced or Metastatic Prostate Cancer In advanced prostate cancer limited to local spread, androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) in combination with radiation therapy are the standard measures. ADT offers a 10-year survival in 80% of men with microscopic lymph node spread. This therapy is also used for low, intermediate and >> Read More ...

Prostate Cancer Treatment Options for High Risk and Recurrence

Prostate cancer patients with high risk features of lymph node spread and micrometastatic disease are generally treated with more aggressive local therapy often in combination with long- term androgen deprivation therapy.  Some patients who are at extremely high risk of micrometastatic disease, treatment with systemic >> Read More ...

Prostate Cancer Treatments and Complications (Side Effects)

Prostate cancer patients with limited disease are grouped into low-risk, intermediate-risk and high risk for metastatic disease based on the clinical stage, Gleason score and PSA values. Read more on prostate cancer staging. The treatment plan in limited disease is based on the risk. Low-risk group includes stage T1 or T2, >> Read More ...

Prostate Cancer Staging, Gleason Scores and Different Stages

Pathologically adenocarcinomas account for more than 95% of prostate cancers. Almost 70% of the prostate cancer arise from the peripheral zone of the prostate gland and the remaining prostate cancers arise from the transition zone. Often those arising from the peripheral zone are more aggressive while those from the >> Read More ...

Prostate Cancer Diagnosis, Tests, Biopsy and Scans

Patients presenting with symptoms of prostate cancer would have reached a stage at which curative interventions are usually not possible since the symptoms are often only present in the advanced stages. Detection of prostate cancer prior to the onset of symptoms is therefore necessary for adopting a curative line of >> Read More ...

Prostate Cancer (Types, Causes, Symptoms, Spread)

What is Prostate Cancer? Prostate cancer is a malignant tumor of the prostate gland, the small walnut-sized gland that lies below the bladder in men. It is one of the most cancers in men in the United States and almost 10% of the adult male population will develop prostate cancer. The increase in prostate cancer diagnosis >> Read More ...

Weak Bladder Causes in Males and Females

Weak bladder is a common term to denote two urinary disorders, either urinary incontinence or frequent urination. Despite the use of the term ‘weak’, there is often no functional disorder of the bladder and successful treatment will lead to normal urinary habits and bladder control. Often the same causative >> Read More ...

Prostate Problems – Types and Symptoms of Prostate Disorders

There are three main conditions that frequently affect the prostate gland : Prostatitis which is inflammation or infection of the prostate gland. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) which is the nodular enlargement of the prostate gland due to an increase in the number of cells (not malignant). Prostate cancer which is a >> Read More ...
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