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Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America.

In the United States, 1 out of every 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime.

Learn more about the symptoms to watch out for, screening recommendations, causes, and survival rates here.

Prostate Cancer Symptoms and Signs

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer, you may be asking yourself if there were warning signs or symptoms you should have noticed earlier. So what are the warning signs of prostate cancer? Unfortunately, there usually aren’t any early warning signs for prostate cancer. The...

Should I Be Screened?

Surprisingly, there is a lot of debate about whether ordering the PSA test for routine annual prostate cancer screening is a good idea. This is partly because of the uniquely slow-moving nature of most cases of prostate cancer. It’s actually possible to live out a healthy...

The PSA Test

https://www.youtube.com/embed/jN0C_3bGjg0 There are two primary means of screening for prostate cancer.  Along with the digital rectal exam (or DRE), in which a physician inserts a gloved finger into the rectum to examine the prostate for irregularities, a PSA test is the leading method of screening for...

Prostate Exam

Beginning at about age 50 (earlier if your family history suggests it), all men should consider starting routine screening for prostate cancer. Routine screening includes two types of tests—both are simple and relatively painless. The DRE The first test is the digital rectal exam (DRE). For...

Prostate Gland

The prostate (not prostrate) is a small, squishy gland about the size of a ping-pong ball, located deep inside the groin, between the base of the penis and the rectum. It is important for reproduction, because it supplies the seminal fluid, which mixes with sperm from...

How Prostate Cancer Grows

The prostate (not prostrate) uses male hormones called androgens, such as testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT), to trigger and maintain male sex characteristics and reproduction. Normally, the process of producing male hormones and using them to guide and maintain male gender characteristics and sexual function happens smoothly....

Prostate Cancer Causes

What Causes Prostate Cancer? If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer, your mind might be racing, trying to figure out what happened. What went wrong? What could we have done differently so that this wouldn’t happen? The answer is simple,...

Prostate Cancer Survival Rates

Incidence of Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer is the leading type of non-skin cancer in the US, and the second leading cause of cancer worldwide; approximately 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lives. Prostate cancer incidence increases with...

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Prostatitis: Misdiagnosed and Misunderstood

Every year, thousands of men are diagnosed with prostatitis. Some of them might even have...

Janet Farrar Worthington

Infection and Prostate Cancer

Bacteria, Infection, Inflammation… Cancer? Guess what? Urine’s not sterile! This may be bad news for...