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Prostate Cancer: Overview

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Cancer overview

Cancer Cancer, a condition of abnormal cell growth, is the second most common cause of death in developed countries. Normal cell growth is a carefully regulated process. Cancer cells replicate in an uncontrolled manner, and can move from one part of the body to another.

For more information, see Cancer: Overview.

Anatomy of the male reproductive system

Male urogenital system The male reproductive system consists of several parts, including the testes, epidydimis, urethra, penis, seminal vesicles, bulbourethral glands and prostate gland.

For more information, see Anatomy of the Male Reproductive System.

Video: Diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer

Prostate cancer video Approximately 1 in 10 men will develop prostate cancer in his lifetime. Professor Stricker discusses the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.

Watch the video Diagnosis and Treatment of Prostate Cancer.

Prostate cancer tests

Prostate cancer tests There are a number of tests that can be done to investigate the likelihood of a man having prostate cancer, including PSA testing and prostate needle biopsy. However, many prostate cancers will not actually progress sufficiently to cause harm in a man’s lifetime. For this reason, prostate cancer detection is done on an individual basis, taking into account each man’s risk factors.

For more information, see Prostate Cancer Tests.

Prostate cancer types

Prostate cancer types There are several different types of prostate cancer, including adenocarcinoma and neuroendocrine carcinoma. Non-cancerous conditions related to prostate cancer include benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN).

For more information, see Prostate Cancer Types.

Prostate cancer treatments

Prostate cancer treatments Treatments for prostate cancer include surgery, hormonal therapy, radiotherapy and high intensity focused ultrasound. The choice of treatment depends on the type of cancer, age and concerns about side effects.

For more information, see Prostate Cancer Treatments.

Lifestyle issues

Prostate cancer lifestyle Prostate cancer can affect a man’s lifestyle in more ways than one, including diet, sex and travel. Cancer survivor Bernie provides insight on his thoughts and feeling during his journey through the disease.

For more information, see Prostate Cancer Lifestyle.

mature_man_exercise_gym_workout_fitness_100x100 Regular exercise can influence the side effects of hormone therapy for men during prostate cancer treatment. Phil, Bob and Derek share their experience exercising during their prostate cancer treatment as part of a supportive, social research group.

For more information, see Prostate Cancer Lifestyle.

Friends Having Lunch Together At A Restaurant Prostate cancer therapies can cause a range of side effects which can impact daily life. Phil, Bob and Derek talk about their experiences coping with fatigue, reduced libido and other side effects.

For more information, see Prostate Cancer Lifestyle.


Posted On: 15 February, 2010
Modified On: 8 November, 2010


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