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Incidence and Mortality Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in North American men,excluding skin cancers. It is estimated that in 2006,approximately 234,460 new cases and 27,350 prostate cancer-related deaths will occur in the United States.[ 1 ] Prostate cancer is now the third leading cause of cancer death in men,exceeded only by lung cancer and colorectal cancer. It ...
Prostate Cancer Prevention
The prostate is a gland in males that is involved in the production of semen. It is located between the bladder and the rectum. The normal prostate gland is the size of a walnut and surrounds the urethra,the tube that carries urine from the bladder. Significance of prostate cancer Prostate cancer is the most common nonskin cancer among men in the United States. Although the number of men ...
Treatment Option Overview
Note: Some citations in the text of this section are followed by a level of evidence. The PDQ editorial boards use a formal ranking system to help the reader judge the strength of evidence linked to the reported results of a therapeutic strategy. (Refer to the PDQ summary on Levels of Evidence for more information.) State-of-the-art treatment in prostate cancer provides prolonged disease-free ..
Stage I Prostate Cancer
Note: Some citations in the text of this section are followed by a level of evidence. The PDQ editorial boards use a formal ranking system to help the reader judge the strength of evidence linked to the reported results of a therapeutic strategy. (Refer to the PDQ summary on Levels of Evidence for more information.) Stage I prostate cancer is defined by the following staging systems: American ..
Advanced Prostate Cancer: Choosing Your Medical Team
Choosing the right medical team is critical when dealing with advanced prostate cancer. This article tells you which specialists should be on your team.
Advanced Prostate Cancer and Side Effects
This article describes the different side effects associated with advanced prostate cancer, either from treatments or the disease itself.
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.
Treating Advanced Prostate Cancer
There are many treatment options for advanced prostate cancer. Read more about them, including their risks and benefits.
How Advanced Prostate Cancer Affects the Family
This article gives tips on how family members can help those with advanced prostate cancer.