Prostate Cancer News

What is Prostate cancer?

The prostate gland is found only in males. It is just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The tube that carries urine (the urethra) runs through the center of the prostate. The prostate contains cells that make some of the fluid (semen) that protects and nourishes the sperm.

There are several types of cells in the prostate, but nearly all prostate cancers start in the gland cells. This kind of cancer is known as adenocarcinoma.

Some prostate cancers can grow and spread quickly, but most of the time, prostate cancer grows slowly. Autopsy studies show that many older men (and even some younger men) who died of other causes also had prostate cancer that never caused them problems. In many cases neither they nor their doctors even knew they had it.

Study suggests testosterone therapy does not raise risk of aggressive prostate cancer
May 07 16


Study shows broccoli may offer protection against liver cancer
Mar 03 16


Non-Invasive Robotic Surgery Destroys Prostate Cancer Tumors
Dec 17 15


New Model for Prostate Cancer Screening Reduces Biopsies
Nov 23 15


More men at risk for prostate cancer as a result of less regular screening
Sep 22 15


New biomarker identified in breast and prostate cancers holds promise for treating disease
Aug 07 15


An immune system marker for therapy-resistant prostate cancer
Jun 04 15


Component in green tea may help reduce prostate cancer in men at high risk
May 29 15


Researchers unveil new gene subgroup in prostate cancer
May 26 15


Men with asthma less likely to develop lethal prostate cancer
May 18 15


Moffitt researchers work to determine why some prostate cancer patients experience more hot flashes
May 08 15


I’ve Been Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer
Apr 27 15


U-M researchers find protein that may signal more aggressive prostate cancers
Apr 13 15


York scientists lead study on new treatment for prostate cancer
Apr 09 15


Prostate cancer and treatment choices - a decision shared by doctor and patient?
Mar 26 15


Study examines association of inappropriate prostate, breast cancer imaging
Mar 12 15


New study reveals how to improve chemotherapy use in prostate cancer
Feb 17 15


How does prostate cancer form?
Dec 18 14


Common prostate cancer treatment associated with decreased survival in older men
Dec 04 14


Testosterone promotes prostate cancer in rats
Oct 07 14


Researchers discover gene that can predict aggressive prostate cancer at diagnosis
Oct 03 14


Large study reveals new genetic variants that raise risk for prostate cancer
Sep 18 14


Accurate test for aggressive prostate cancer steps closer with genetic study
Sep 16 14


New method for non-invasive prostate cancer screening
Sep 02 14


Prostate cancer in young men - more frequent and more aggressive?
Jul 16 14


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