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Medical Reference Related to Prostate Cancer

  1. Prostate Cancer, Nutrition, and Dietary Supplements (PDQ®): Complementary and alternative medicine - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Soy

    OverviewThis section contains the following key information:Soy foods (e.g., soy milk, miso, tofu, and soy flour) contain phytochemicals that may have health benefits and, among these, soy isoflavones have been the focus of most of the research.Soy isoflavones are phytoestrogens. The major isoflavones in soybeans are genistein (the most abundant), daidzein, and glycitein.Genistein affects components of multiple growth and proliferation -related pathways in prostate cancer cells, including the COX-2 /prostaglandin, epidermal growth factor (EGF), and insulin-like growth factor (IGF) pathways.Some preclinical studies have indicated that the combined effect of multiple isoflavones may be greater than that of a single isoflavone.Some animal studies have demonstrated prostate cancer prevention effects with soy and genistein; however, other animal studies have yielded conflicting results regarding beneficial effects of genistein on prostate cancer metastasis.Epidemiologic studies

  2. Making the Most of Your Doctor's Appointment

    While a visit to the clinic can be intimidating for anyone, you can lessen the stress and worry associated with doctor¿s appointments by taking steps to be sure that you¿re provided with all the information you need at the appointment.

  3. What will be the future treatments for prostate cancer?

    The key to curing prostate cancer ultimately will come from an understanding of the genetic basis of this disease. Read more.

  4. Treating Advanced Prostate Cancer

    WebMD provides a comprehensive look at treatments for advanced prostate cancer, including risks and benefits.

  5. How Advanced Prostate Cancer Affects the Family

    WebMD offers tips on how family members can help those with advanced prostate cancer.

  6. Predicting and Monitoring Advanced Prostate Cancer

    Learn more from WebMD about current methods to predict and monitor aggressive prostate cancer.

  7. Advanced Prostate Cancer: Choosing Your Medical Team

    Choosing the right medical team is critical when dealing with advanced prostate cancer. WebMD tells you which specialists should be on your team.

  8. Advanced Prostate Cancer and Side Effects

    WebMD explains the different side effects associated with advanced prostate cancer, either from treatments or the disease itself.

  9. When to Seek Medical Care

    See your health care provider if you have any of the symptoms listed here.

  10. Understanding Prostate Cancer -- Symptoms

    Get the basics on prostate cancer symptoms from the experts at WebMD.

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