Prostate Cancer, Advanced or Metastatic - When To Call a Doctor
Find out when to call your doctor about prostate cancer.
Prostate Cancer - What Happens
Almost all prostate cancers are discovered in their early stages, and the five-year survival rate is almost 100%.
Prostate Cancer - Topic Overview
Screening for prostate cancer -checking for signs of the disease when there are no symptoms-is done with the digital rectal exam and the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. In the United States,about 75% of men who are age 50 or older have had a PSA test. 1 The number of deaths caused by prostate cancer has dropped over the past 20 years. The decrease has been linked to more cases of early ...
Prostate Cancer, Advanced or Metastatic - Medications
A very brief overview of homornes and chemotherapy as prostate cancer medication.
A radical prostatectomy is an operation to remove the prostate gland and some of the tissue around it. It is done to remove prostate cancer.
Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer
Radiation therapy uses high doses of radiation, such as X - rays, to destroy cancer cells. The radiation damages the genetic material of the cells so that they can't grow. Although radiation damages normal cells as well as cancer cells, the normal cells can repair themselves and function, while the cancer cells cannot.Radiation therapy may be used alone or combined with drugs or surgery to treat .
Prostate Cancer - Exams and Tests
Learn about exams and tests for prostate cancer.
Prostate Cancer, Advanced or Metastatic - Symptoms
Prostate cancer usually doesn't cause symptoms in its early stages.
Prostate Cancer - When To Call a Doctor
Find out when to calll a doctor about prostate cancer.
Prostate Cancer - Medications
Information on medications for advanced or metastatic prostate cancer.