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.

On Sex After Prostate Surgery, Confusing Data
Sep 25 11


Two New Risk Indicators For Prostate Cancer Revealed
Sep 24 11


Prediction models help determine likelihood of erectile function after treatment for prostate cancer
Sep 20 11


Drug shows promise in prostate cancer spread to bone
Jun 07 11


Brisk walking may help men with prostate cancer, UCSF study finds
May 24 11


Study links acetaminophen to lower prostate cancer risk
May 24 11


Coffee may reduce risk of lethal prostate cancer in men
May 22 11


Advanced-Stage Prostate Cancer Patients Experience 20-Year Survival Rates With Surgery
May 16 11


Obesity linked to higher risk of prostate cancer progression
May 16 11


Tissue spacers reduce risk of rectal injury for prostate cancer patients
Apr 30 11


Closely monitoring low-risk prostate cancer, with biopsy, does not raise risk of death
Apr 12 11


Novel association between Parkinson’s disease and prostate cancer
Apr 06 11


Too many old men get prostate cancer tests: study
Mar 29 11


Minimally invasive breakthrough for men’s enlarged prostates improves symptoms
Mar 29 11


Many Elderly Men Are Undergoing Unnecessary PSA Screenings
Mar 28 11


Trapping prostate cancer cells to keep them from spreading provides hope
Mar 10 11


Acquisition of Robotic Technology Leads to Increased Rates of Prostate Cancer Surgery
Mar 10 11


Scientists Target Aggressive Prostate Cancer
Mar 02 11


Change in PSA level does not predict prostate cancer
Feb 25 11


PSA screening declines following publication of large trials, guidelines
Feb 25 11


Genetic map of prostate cancer cracked
Feb 11 11


Sweeping View of Prostate Cancer Genome Yields Deep Insights
Feb 10 11


Dutasteride not a cost-effective way to prevent prostate cancer in some men
Feb 08 11


Gene test may help spot lethal prostate tumors
Feb 03 11


MicroRNA suppresses prostate cancer stem cells and metastasis
Jan 17 11


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