Janet Farrar Worthington

Interview with an Expert: Active Surveillance

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

Janet Farrar Worthington

Take Back Your Sex Life

Surgery or radiation treatment for localized prostate cancer doesn’t mean that your sex life has...

The Top 7 Things to Know About Prostate Cancer

Educating yourself about prostate cancer is the best way to step up against it. Here...

Janet Farrar Worthington

Interview with An Expert: African Ancestry and Prostate Cancer

If you are a man of African ancestry, prostate cancer needs to be on your...

Empowering Researchers

PCF identifies the most promising research ideas and attracts brilliant individuals and teams of scientists,...

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PCF Research Awards Notification If you would like to be notified when the next research...

Janet Farrar Worthington

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

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

Janet Farrar Worthington

What Stage is My Prostate Cancer?

When doctors talk about prostate cancer, they use something called the TNM system.  The “T”...

PSA

What is PSA? PSA or Prostate Specific Antigen is a protein produced by the prostate...

Janet Farrar Worthington

Biopsy: Things You Need to Know

The first thing you should know is that there’s still plenty of room for confusion...

About the Prostate

About the Prostate

About the Prostate

The more you know about the normal development and function of the prostate, where it’s located, and what it’s attached to, the better you can understand how prostate cancer develops and impacts a man’s life over...

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What Can Go Wrong With the Prostate: Cancer, BPH, and Prostatitis

What Can Go Wrong With the Prostate: Cancer, BPH, and Prostatitis

Prostate cancer isn't the only health issue that can develop with the prostate. Learn about the three most common prostate problems.

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What Can Go Wrong With the Prostate: Cancer, BPH, and Prostatitis

Prostatitis: Misdiagnosed and Misunderstood

Every year, thousands of men are diagnosed with prostatitis. Some of them might even have it. Most of them don’t. Maybe you’re one of those men, and you’ve been taking antibiotics for weeks because your doctor told you that’s what you had. How are your symptoms?...

Prostatitis

Interview With An Expert: Why the Biopsy Is Not Perfect

Your prostate feels like a pincushion, and you’ve been waiting for the biopsy results. They’re finally here. Now what? That’s a good question. You might think that the diagnosis of prostate cancer would be a fairly straightforward thing – especially if you’ve been through several biopsies...

Understand PCa

Why Did I Get Prostate Cancer? It Begins With Inflammation

Believe it or not, there once was a time when the Grand Canyon was just a ditch. Before that, it was a rough patch in the desert with a river running through it. It took a very long time for that canyon to form, and the...

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On the Horizon: Understanding Exactly How Prostate Cancer Targets Men of African Ancestry

When it comes to lethal prostate cancer, men of African descent are born with a genetic Achilles heel – or more likely, several points of weakness that make them vulnerable.  It’s not all genetic; the deck is stacked against these men for many reasons, including the...

African Descent

Risk Factors

Prostate Cancer Risk Factors

Prostate Cancer Risk Factors

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America, affecting 1 in 7 men. There are many factors that influence one's risk of developing prostate cancer — some of which cannot be changed, and some...

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How Prostate Cancer is Different in Men of African Descent

How Prostate Cancer is Different in Men of African Descent

If you are a man of African ancestry, prostate cancer needs to be on your radar.  This is because, of all the men in the world, you are in the group that prostate cancer hits the...

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How Prostate Cancer is Different in Men of African Descent
Infection and Prostate Cancer

Infection and Prostate Cancer

Bacteria, Infection, Inflammation… Cancer? Guess what? Urine’s not sterile! This may be bad news for people like TV survival expert Bear Grylls, who often resorts to drinking his own urine to stay hydrated in the wilderness....

Advanced Cancer

For Some Advanced Cancers, What Might be Cures

We may have turned the corner.  We’re not there yet, but wow, are we hopeful!  At the Prostate Cancer Foundation, our goal has always been to put ourselves out of business by curing this terrible disease.  Not just by catching it early, or by curing cancer...

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.

Treatment Centers

Treatment Centers

We have provided a list of National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated comprehensive centers as well as some renowned treatment centers

Prevention

Lower Your Risk of Dying from Prostate Cancer

Lower Your Risk of Dying from Prostate Cancer

While many factors linked to increased prostate cancer risk cannot be controlled, view these 10 important considerations that may prevent or delay the onset of this disease.

Why Did I Get Prostate Cancer? It Begins With Inflammation

Believe it or not, there once was a time when the Grand Canyon was just a ditch. Before that, it was a rough patch in the desert with a river running through it. It took a...

Prevention

The ultimate goal is to prevent men from developing prostate cancer. Although significant progress has been made and genetic and environmental risk factors for prostate cancer have been identified, the evidence is not strong enough for...

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