Once a prostate gland is found to contain cancer, the next step is to determine the proper treatment. Initial treatment is based on whether the cancer is confined to the prostate or has spread outside the prostate (not as common as in the past due to PSA screening). If the cancer is found only in…

A non-enlarged prostate is a walnut sized gland situated just below the bladder in males, with the urethra (water channel) running right through the middle of it. As males mature and age, the prostate will typically grow as a response to testosterone (male hormone). This enlargement process can cause difficulty with urination, referred to as…

Testosterone, or male hormone, is produced in the testicles and is responsible for development of male genitalia and other sexual characteristics. Effects of testosterone may include: Growth of the prostate and other male sex organs Maintenance of lean muscle mass and regulation of fat distribution Sex drive (libido) and early morning erections Bone density Mood…

Regardless of the treatment option chosen, prostate cancer can recur. Oddly enough, this can happen even after the prostate has been completely removed and there is no evidence that the cancer has spread. The current theory is there may be stem cells in the urethra (water channel) that may eventually turn into prostate cells and…

The week one waits to hear the results of their prostate biopsy is probably one of the longest weeks in their life. Many questions are going through the mind. Do I have cancer? What can I do about it? If I have cancer is it going to kill me? It is the job of your Urologist…

There comes a time in most men’s lives when “the equipment” just doesn’t work as well as it should. Each time he contemplates having sex, somewhere in the back of his mind a little voice says, “What if it doesn’t work this time?” That makes everything worse. It is important to understand why men get…

To screen for prostate cancer, or not to screen, that is the question. Every now and then there will be an article in a newspaper or magazine-saying PSA testing (a blood test) for prostate cancer is not worthwhile for men. Shortly thereafter there may be an article stating PSA testing is great and should be…

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