Learn about the basics of prostate cancer: from symptoms to diagnosis, treatment to side effects.

What is Prostate Cancer

What is the prostate? What are the symptoms of prostate cancer? How does prostate cancer grow? This section includes the basics of prostate cancer.

Diagnosis & Staging

How is prostate cancer diagnosed? Should you be screened for prostate cancer and if so, when? If diagnosed, how do they stage prostate cancer?

Prostate Cancer Treatment

Doctors treating prostate cancer have a wide range of tools available. Your doctors will work with you to design a treatment plan that gives you the greatest chance of longer life, while managing side effects and preserving prostate function.

Prostate Cancer Side Effects

There are a variety of side effects to the different treatments for prostate cancer. This section covers: urinary dysfunction, erectile dysfunction, infertility and other side effects and how to manage them.

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You’ve Got Prostate Cancer. Now what? Read This First.

You’ve had the PSA test – or more likely, several of them – plus the...

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Interview with an Expert: Active Surveillance

Christopher Barbieri, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Urology Assistant Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology Weill Cornell...

Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

How to find an expert surgeon

How to Find an Expert Surgeon

Please Read This Before You Go Under the Knife: How to Find an Expert Surgeon If you have ever talked to a group of men who have had surgery for prostate cancer, you may have heard...

How to Find an Expert Radiation Oncologist

Even if hospitals offer the same treatment, by no means does this mean that this treatment is interchangeable. This information can help if radiation is right for you.

Which Procedure is Better – Robotic or Open Prostatectomy?

“Robot vs. Human Prostatectomy: It’s a Tie, At Least So Far.” “Robots as Good as Human Surgeons, Study Finds.” Headlines can be deceptive and not very helpful if you’re trying to choose the right treatment for...

Managing Side Effects

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Take Back Your Sex Life

Surgery or radiation treatment for localized prostate cancer doesn’t mean that your sex life has to be over. But a big part of this may be up to you – and it’s not just that part....

The Long, Wet Road Back to Normal

Incontinence after radical prostatectomy sucks. But for nearly all men, it goes away. For the very small percentage in whom it doesn’t, there is help. JP Mac (John P. McCann) is an Emmy award-winning animation writer...

If You Still Need Help

If You Still Need Help MUSE:  Meh.  There is another type of therapy, called MUSE.  Johns Hopkins urologist Trinity Bivalacqua, M.D., Ph.D., doesn’t recommend it, but your doctor might talk to you about it, so here’s...