Understanding Prostate Cancer -- Symptoms
Get the basics on prostate cancer symptoms from the experts at WebMD.
Understanding Prostate Cancer -- the Basics
The experts at WebMD explain prostate cancer, including causes.
Prostate Cancer Pain: A Guide for You and Your Family
You have a right to pain relief. Learn more from WebMD about getting pain relief from your cancer symptoms, about what cancer pain medication can and cannot do, the side effects you may experience from pain medication, and rating your pain.
Prostate Cancer Pain Control Chart
Using this chart from the National Cancer Institute will help you and your doctor see how well your pain medicine is working.
Prostate Cancer, Nutrition, and Dietary Supplements (PDQ®): Complementary and alternative medicine - Patient Information [NCI] - General CAM Information
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)—also referred to as integrative medicine—includes a broad range of healing philosophies, approaches, and therapies. A therapy is generally called complementary when it is used in addition to conventional treatments; it is often called alternative when it is used instead of conventional treatment. (Conventional treatments are those that are widely accepted and practiced by the mainstream medical community.) Depending on how they are used, some therapies can be considered either complementary or alternative. Complementary and alternative therapies are used in an effort to prevent illness, reduce stress, prevent or reduce side effects and symptoms, or control or cure disease. Unlike conventional treatments for cancer, complementary and alternative therapies are often not covered by insurance companies. Patients should check with their insurance provider to find out about coverage for complementary and alternative therapies. Cancer patients
Prostate Cancer, Nutrition, and Dietary Supplements (PDQ®): Complementary and alternative medicine - Patient Information [NCI] - Questions and Answers About Green Tea
What is green tea?Tea has been consumed in Asia since ancient times. Sailors first brought tea to England in the 17th century. Other than water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world. All tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. The way the leaves of this plant are processed determines the type of tea produced. To make green tea, the tea leaves are steamed and dried; this causes very little oxidation (a chemical reaction that takes place when a substance comes into contact with oxygen or another oxidizing substance). Black tea is made by crushing tea leaves to cause full oxidation. Oolong tea is made from partially oxidized leaves.Some studies suggest that green tea may protect against cardiovascular disease and some types of cancer. Clinical trials designed to study whether green tea is useful in treating prostate cancer are in the early stages. There is not enough evidence to show whether green tea is effective in treating prostate cancer.Many of the possible
Prostate Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (04 / 05 / 2013)
The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.SignificanceUpdated statistics with estimated new cases and deaths for 2013 (cited American Cancer Society as reference 1).Revised text to state that from 2005 to 2009 the overall age-adjusted incidence rate was 236 per 100,000 for African American men and 146.9 per 100,000 for white men (cited Howlader et al. as reference 10).Revised text to state that cancer statistics from the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute indicated that between 2002 and 2008 the proportion of disease diagnosed at a locoregional stage and at a distant stage was 93% and 4% for whites, compared with 91% and 6% for African Americans, respectively.This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Screening and Prevention Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an
Prostate Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Evidence of Harms
Any potential benefits derived from screening asymptomatic men for prostate cancer need to be weighed against the harms of screening and diagnostic procedures,and treatments for prostate cancer.
Prostate Cancer, Nutrition, and Dietary Supplements (PDQ®): Complementary and alternative medicine - Patient Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (01 / 10 / 2013)
The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above. Changes were made to this summary to match those made to the health professional version.
Prostate Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Get More Information From NCI
This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about prostate cancer.