6. How to Handle Prostate Disease

· · Prostate
If you’ve been given a diagnosis of prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or prostatitis, you may feel overwhelmed. Prostate disease causes frustrating and unpleasant symptoms that may seriously affect your quality of life. As with any illness, though, you’ll find it helpful to be well informed so that you … Read More

5. Erectile Dysfunction and Urinary Incontinence

· · Prostate
As you have learned in this report, prostate disease and treatments for prostate disease can cause troublesome symptoms, the most common of which are erectile dysfunction (ED) and urinary problems, including incontinence. These symptoms are not only inconvenient and unpleasant but they can also significantly interfere with everyday life and … Read More

4. Prostatitis

· · Prostate
The term prostatitis describes inflammation of the prostate gland. Unlike other prostatic conditions, prostatitis affects younger and older men alike. It is common, affecting up to 1 in 12 men in their lifetime and keeping urologists busy (it’s responsible for 25 percent of all visits to urology clinics). In the … Read More

3. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

· · Prostate
There is an expression in medicine that “common things are common,” and benign prostatic hyperplasia is most certainly common, affecting more than 50 percent of men in their 60s and up to 90 percent of men in their 80s. BPH is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland due to … Read More

2. Prostate Cancer

· · Prostate
Prostate cancer is the second-most-common cancer in men (after skin cancer) and the second-most-common cause of cancer-related death in men (after lung cancer). Latest data from the American Cancer Society: One in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, and one in 41 will die from … Read More

1. Introduction: What Is the Prostate?

· · Prostate
Hidden deep within the male pelvis is a small gland about the size of a walnut known as the prostate. The prostate is an essential part of the male reproductive system. But it suffers from a serious design flaw. Similar to a rubber ring, the prostate surrounds the urethra, the … Read More

From The Editor

· · Prostate
Dear Reader, You may be reading this special report because you suffer from prostate disease. It could be that you have urinary symptoms and are wondering what the cause might be, or maybe you have a diagnosis and want to learn more about your condition. Or perhaps you’re reading this … Read More

Late-Stage Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer Increases

· · Prostate
Recent data (Cancer, May 22) points to a rise in the diagnosis of late-stage prostate cancer. In the study, diagnoses in which the cancer had already spread to other parts of the body increased from 7.8 per 100,000 in 2010 to 9.2 per 100,000 in 2014. Reza Mehrazin, MD, assistant … Read More

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