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Medical Reference Related to Prostate Cancer

  1. Prostate Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Option Overview

    There are different types of treatment for patients with prostate cancer. Different types of treatment are available for patients with prostate cancer. Some treatments are standard (the currently used treatment), and some are being tested in clinical trials. A treatment clinical trial is a research study meant to help improve current treatments or obtain information on new treatments for patients with cancer. When clinical trials show that a new treatment is better than the standard treatment, the new treatment may become the standard treatment. Patients may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. Some clinical trials are open only to patients who have not started treatment.Eight types of standard treatment are used:Watchful waiting or active surveillanceWatchful waiting and active surveillance are treatments used for older men who do not have symptoms or have other medical conditions and for men whose prostate cancer is found during a screening test.Watchful waiting is

  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. Treating Advanced Prostate Cancer

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

  4. Predicting and Monitoring Advanced Prostate Cancer

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

  5. How Advanced Prostate Cancer Affects the Family

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

  6. 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.

  7. Advanced Prostate Cancer and Side Effects

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

  8. 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.

  9. When to Seek Medical Care

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

  10. Understanding Prostate Cancer -- the Basics

    The experts at WebMD explain prostate cancer, including causes.

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