Prostate Problem Guide
From time to time we will publish articles on various prostate problems for the benefit of our visitors and post these to this section of the website.
Below are links to the currently published articles:
10 Commonly Asked Prostate Cancer Questions - Nearly a quarter of a million men in the United States alone will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and for many this will generate a host of questions. Here we look at the 10 most commonly asked prostate cancer questions.
7 Common Prostate Symptoms That Should Not Be Ignored - Prostate symptoms are the warning signs of a problem which for many men is nothing to worry about but which for some men will literally creep up silently and kill them.
A New Drug Can Extent The Life Of Some Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer - Treatment for advanced prostate cancer is not always easy, but the discovery of a new drug known as Pertuzumab may well prove extremely useful to at least some men with advanced prostate cancer.
A Revolutionary Prostate Operation - Surgery has advanced considerably in recent years and the introduction of robotic technology into the operating theatre will truly revolutionize surgery in the years ahead.
Advanced Prostate Cancer - Options For Treatment - This article looks at the different stages through which prostate cancer will pass and outlines the treatment options for patients with late stage or advanced prostate cancer.
An Enlarged Prostate Is A Common Male Problem - The problems of an enlarged prostate will often start in middle age and will be evident in the majority of men by the time they reach retirement. This article examines the common problem of the enlarged prostate.
An Introduction To Minimally Invasive BPH Treatment - There are a number of minimally invasive surgical techniques used in BPH treatment today and this article provides a brief outline of the choices available to patients.
An Introduction To Surgical BPH Treatment - For many men suffering from an enlarged prostate, or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), surgery is the treatment of choice and this article looks at the three main forms of surgery in use today.
An Outline Of Enlarged Prostate Symptoms - If you are a man in your 60s or 70s then there is a good chance that you will be starting to experience the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. This article looks at some of the common enlarged prostate symptoms.
An Outline Of Enlarged Prostate Treatment - If you are suffering from BPH (a swollen or enlarged prostate) and are considering enlarged prostate treatment, then this article will provide a brief introduction to the choices open to you.
Are Prostate Cancer Patients Being Over-Treated? - Although many men diagnosed with prostate cancer will simply have their condition monitored, a significant number of men will receive either surgical or radiation treatment shortly after diagnosis and recent studies suggest that in as many as half of all cases early treatment may be unnecessary.
Assessing The Symptoms Of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy - Assessing whether or not you are suffering from benign prostatic hypertrophy and, if you are, selecting an appropriate treatment can be a difficult task. As this article will show however the American Urological Association has a short questionnaire designed to help.
Botox As A Form Of Enlarged Prostate Medicine? - Although many people will be familiar with the use of Botox as a cosmetic treatment for the removal of lines, especially on the face, it will probably comes a quite a surprise to find that it is now being suggested as a treatment for an enlarged prostate.
BPH Affects More Than Half Of All Men Above The Age Of 60 - If you have reached the age of 60 then there is a fifty percent chance that you are suffering from BPH. This article examines just what BPH is and whether or not you should be worried about it.
Could A Common Hair Loss Drug Be Masking The Presence Of Prostate Cancer? - The presence of prostate cancer is often indicated by a simple blood test but, for many men, the use of Propecia to treat hair loss will mask the results of blood testing for prostate cancer.
Enlarged Prostate - A Normal Part Of The Aging Process - This article explains the simple truth behind the enlarged prostate.
Enlarged Prostate Gland - Should I Be Worried? - Because it is so common for men in their sixties and seventies to experience the symptoms of an enlarged prostate many men simply don't worry about it. But are they right to simply dismiss this problem as a sign of growing old?
Enlarged Prostate Medication - How About The Humble Aspirin? - It has been well known for some time now that regular low dose aspirin can be beneficial in the treatment of certain forms of heart disease and it seems that the humble aspirin might now also provide a solution for the enlarged prostate.
Enlarged Prostate - The Cause Remains A Mystery - This article looks at some of the theories being offered today to provide a little bit of insight into the mystery of the enlarged prostate.
Experience Is Important When It Comes To Prostate Cancer Surgery - Practice makes perfect when it comes to many things in this life and prostate cancer surgery is certainly no exception to this particular rule.
How Effective Is Super Prostate Formula? - Super Prostate Formula is one in a range of supplements aimed at men suffering from the problems of an enlarged prostate and this article considers whether or not this, and other similar products, is effective.
How Effective Is The Prostate Biopsy? - Of the one million prostate biopsies carried out each year in the United States alone as many as one quarter produce false negative results. As a result, it is important to find a way to identify those men for whom a follow-up biopsy is required.
How To Check For Prostate Cancer Using The PSA Test - The most commonly used test to detect the presence of prostate cancer is the prostate specific antigen test, or PSA test.
How To Prevent Prostate Cancer Or Reduce Your Prostate Cancer Risk - Learning how to prevent prostate cancer, or to reduce your prostate cancer risk, will reduce dramatically the number of needless deaths each year.
Is Being Black Really A Prostate Cancer Risk Factor? - Race is a prostate cancer risk factor and African Americans are two and a half times more likely to die from prostate cancer that white Americans. You might by surprised though by just why this is the case.
Is Super Beta Prostate An Effective Treatment For An Enlarged Prostate? - Many men suffering from an enlarged prostate take Super Beta Prostate and other similar products and this article considers whether or not this is an effective form of treatment.
Is There A Prostate Cancer Cure? - Prostate cancer claims the lives of more men today than any other form of cancer and yet a prostate cancer cure is there for the taking.
Many Asian Men Show A Better Ability To Survive Prostate Cancer Than White Men - We have known for some time that there are differences in prostate cancer survival rates across ethnic groups and a recent study has now given us some supporting figures.
Over-The-Counter Prostate Medication Can Be Downright Dangerous - It is common practice these days for most of us to purchase over-the-counter medication to treat a whole range of problems but, in the case of prostate problems, the practice can be downright dangerous.
Prostate Biopsy Exam - The prostate biopsy exam is one of a series of examinations looking at various prostate problems and the only definitive test for prostate cancer.
Prostate Biopsy Procedure - What You Should Expect - Many men shy away from the very idea of undergoing a prostate biopsy and yet the procedure is relatively short, simple and painless.
Prostate Cancer - Are Men Their Own Worst Enemy? - This article looks at just what prostate cancer is and how deaths from this disease might be reduced.
Prostate Cancer Stages In Simple Non-Medical Terms - Understanding the various stages of prostate cancer as the disease progresses can be difficult and so here we put it in simple everyday language.
Prostate Cancer Surgery - 3 Forms Of Prostatectomy - Prostate cancer surgery, known as a prostatectomy, is often the first line of defence in early stage prostate cancer and this article looks at the three main forms of surgery performed today.
Prostate Cancer Symptoms That Are All Too Often Ignored - It is a sad but true fact that the majority of the deaths from prostate cancer could be avoided if men did not ignored the prostate cancer symptoms and called in to see their doctor.
Prostate Cancer Treatments For Early And Advanced Prostate Cancer - There is a wide range of prostate cancer treatments available today for both early and late stage prostate cancer and this article outlines the choices open to patients.
Prostate Gland Cancer Surgery Is An Option For Older Men - Men over the age of seventy have traditionally been given radiation or hormone treatment for prostate gland cancer and have been considered too old for surgery to be an option. However, a recently released study suggests that this might be about to change.
Prostate Medicine Used For The Treatment Of An Enlarged Prostate - For many men with an enlarged prostate the first line of treatment will be drugs prescribed by your doctor or urologist. This article looks at 2 commonly prescribed groups of prostate medicine.
Prostate Milking Or Prostate Massage - Prostate milking, also known as prostate massage, can be used both for pleasure and as a preventative health measure in cases of chronic prostatisis or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Prostate Problem Symptoms - The Signs To Look For - There are a number of prostate problem symptoms which the vast majority of men will begin to experience once they have passed the age of 40 and, sadly, the majority of these will be ignored until the problem has advanced to a stage at which treatment may be difficult.
Prostate Problems - From A Mere Inconvenience To Life Threatening - Prostate problems can range from being a mere inconvenience to truly life threatening conditions and, as this article will show, the real problem is that one often masks the other.
Robotic Prostate Surgery - The da Vinci System - Advances in technology mean that today robotic prostate surgery is possible combining the benefits of both traditional open surgery and minimally invasive surgery.
Should I Have Prostate Surgery? - The majority of men will experience some degree of prostate difficulty in later life and many will be faced with the question of whether or not to undergo prostate surgery.
The Prostate Exam For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia - The prostate exam is used to detect the presence of benign prostatic hyperplasia which is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland affecting the majority of men over the age of 60.
The Current State Of Prostate Cancer Research - Heightened public awareness of the problems presented by prostate cancer is at last fuelling prostate cancer research into the causes, prevention and treatment of the disease.
The Dangers Posed By Prostatic Cancer - Prostatic cancer poses a very real problem for men today and many thousands of American men will die needlessly this year because of this highly treatable disease.
The Prostate Aging Problem And Prostate Cancer Prevention - Although there is considerable debate about the subject of the prostate aging problem and prostate cancer prevention there is no doubt that there are then many steps that can be taken to significantly reduce your risk of suffering from prostate cancer.
The Prostate Gland - What Is It And What Does It Do? - Prostate problems affect the vast majority of men in retirement and prostate cancer kills over 30,000 men every year in the Unites States alone. This article looks at just what the prostate gland is and what it does.
The Use Of Medicine In BPH Treatment - This article looks at some of the drugs commonly used in BPH treatment as well as considering the use of over-the-counter herbal remedies.
There Is More Treatment For The Condition Of Prostate Cancer Than Just Surgery - Surgery is perhaps the obvious solution for anyone facing up to prostate cancer, but it is certainly not always the only option and the range of choices is wide and growing.
Understanding The PSA Prostate Test - The PSA (prostate specific antigen) test is used as just one part of the prostate diagnostic process and this article looks at just what the test is and what information it provides.
What Is The Procedure For Prostate Biopsy? - If you are worried about having a prostate cancer biopsy then this article will give you an overview of the choices open to you and an indication of what you might expect.
Why Are Enlarged Prostate Symptoms So Often Ignored? - Despite the fact that many men begin to experience enlarged prostate symptoms as early as their mid-forties, the vast majority of prostate cancers are not diagnosed until after the age of seventy.
Why Do So Many Enlarged Prostate Sufferers Swear By Beta Prostate? - Many men choose to self-medicate for a range of prostate symptoms using products such as Beta Prostate and this article examines whether or not they are wise to do so.
PSA Scores Linked To Aggressive Prostate Cancer - PSA scores have long been used as an indicator for the presence of prostate cancer but PSA velocity has now been clearly linked to aggressive prostate cancer.
Taking A Break From Advanced Prostate Cancer Treatment - Chemotherapy for advanced prostate cancer is not the most pleasant of treatments but the good news is that you might now be able to take a treatment holiday.