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.

10 Early Signs of Prostate Cancer That Often Go Unnoticed
May 20 12


Genetic abnormalities in benign or malignant tissues predict relapse of prostate cancer
May 07 12


Beehive extract shows potential as prostate cancer treatment
May 05 12


Scientists identify prostate cancer stem cells among low-PSA cells
May 05 12


Sexual side effects from prostrate drug
Apr 30 12


Many older men still get prostate cancer testing
Apr 27 12


Fewer complications, better outcomes with robot-assisted prostate cancer surgery
Apr 23 12


Best Prostate Cancer Radiation?
Apr 20 12


New Prostate Cancer Ultrasound Treatment Shows Promise
Apr 18 12


Pricier therapy no better for early prostate cancer
Apr 17 12


Prostate Tumor Hypoxia Predicts PCa Recurrence
Apr 11 12


Early Clinical Data Show Galeterone Safe, Effective Against Prostate Cancer
Apr 01 12


Insight: New doubts about prostate-cancer vaccine Provenge
Mar 30 12


Scientists identify new mechanism of prostate cancer cell metabolism
Mar 22 12


New data fuel debate over prostate cancer screening
Mar 14 12


Circumcision reduces prostate cancer risk
Mar 13 12


Men opting for costly new prostate cancer treatment, study shows
Feb 18 12


Curry Spice Component May Help Slow Prostate Tumor Growth
Feb 12 12


New research sheds light on gene destruction linked to aggressive prostate cancer
Jan 26 12


Don’t believe hype about robot prostatectomy: study
Jan 07 12


Proton Therapy Effective Prostate Cancer Treatment
Jan 07 12


Prostate surgery risks lower at academic hospitals
Nov 07 11


Trio of studies support use of PET/CT scans as prostate cancer staging tool
Oct 21 11


Researchers discover that same gene has opposite effects in prostate, breast cancers
Oct 17 11


Vitamin E may raise prostate cancer risk
Oct 12 11


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