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  1. Urinary Problems and Prostate Cancer - Topic Overview

    Both prostate cancer and its treatment may cause urinary problems. Urinary problems caused by prostate cancer The urethra-the tube that carries urine from your bladder and through your penis-passes through the middle of the prostate gland. When the prostate presses against the urethra,you can have trouble passing urine. This could include trouble getting started (urinary hesitancy),...

  2. Prostate Cancer - Prevention

    Prostate cancer cannot be prevented. However, you can take steps that may lower your chances of getting it.

  3. Prostate Cancer - Cause

    The exact cause of prostate cancer is unknown, but read what experts know so far.

  4. Prostate Cancer - What Happens

    Almost all prostate cancers are discovered in their early stages, and the five-year survival rate is almost 100%.

  5. Prostate Cancer - What Increases Your Risk

    Being older than 50 is the main risk factor for prostate cancer. A risk factor is anything that makes you more likely to get a particular disease.

  6. Prostate Cancer - Surgery

    Information on prostate cancer surgery.

  7. 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 .

  8. Prostate Cancer - When To Call a Doctor

    Find out when to call your doctor about prostate cancer.

  9. Prostate Cancer - Home Treatment

    During any stage of prostate cancer, there are things you can do at home to help manage the side effects of cancer or treatment.

  10. Prostate Cancer - Treatment Overview

    Prostate cancer is often curable. Learn about treatments for prostate cancer.

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