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Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Prostate cancer develops slowly, and there may be no signs that you have it for many years. Symptoms often only become apparent when your prostate is large enough to affect the urethra. Treatment options include watchful waiting, surgery, radiation, hormone therapy, chemotherapy, biological therapy and bisphosphonate therapy.
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Can saw palmetto reduce enlarged prostate?

May 24, 2018 - 19:00
Saw palmetto is an herbal remedy with many potential uses in healthcare. One such use is the treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). Although a popular remedy, research into the herb’s efficacy is still ongoing and the results to date are inconclusive. Here, we look at the other treatments also available.

Can BPH cause kidney failure?

May 23, 2018 - 19:00
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) refers to enlargement of the prostate that is unrelated to cancer. Because of the positions of the prostate and kidneys, an enlarged prostate can cause kidney, or renal, failure. Knowing the symptoms can ensure quick treatment. Learn about the links between renal failure and BPH here.

Is green tea good for BPH?

May 23, 2018 - 12:00
There are many potential treatments for an enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Many people look to green tea to manage their BPH, and the science suggests that it may offer relief for some symptoms, and provide other health benefits. Learn more about green tea for BPH, and whether it works, here.

This 'metastasis-blocking' compound may stop the spread of cancer

May 18, 2018 - 16:00
A compound that targets a unique structure in cancer cell nuclei and has links to metastasis potential stopped cancer spread and extended survival in mice.

Can women get prostate cancer?

May 14, 2018 - 11:00
Women do not have a prostate in the same way as men. They do, however, have Skene glands, often called the female prostate, which have many similarities to the prostate. Cancer of the female prostate is extremely rare. Find out about the functions of the Skene glands and learn more about female prostate cancer here.

Experimental drug targets prostate cancer's chief weakness

May 7, 2018 - 07:00
In prostate cancer, recurring tumors become aggressive and treatment-resistant. Why does this happen, and how can it be prevented? A new study weighs in.

'Biomedical tattoo' might catch cancer early

April 22, 2018 - 07:00
Medical research is reaching a new frontier with implants that can accurately spot early signs of cancer. Yet the road from laboratory to patient is long.

Prostate cancer: Big data unlocks 80 new drug targets

April 17, 2018 - 15:00
In the largest study of its type, researchers find several new prostate cancer drug targets by harvesting and analyzing reams of genetic data.

How can we stop fat cells from fueling cancer?

April 10, 2018 - 15:00
Understanding just how cancer uses our body's metabolism against us is challenging. A new study describes how tumors use fat cells to power their growth.

'Natural insecticide' kills advanced prostate cancer cells

April 4, 2018 - 14:00
Scientists identify a class of drugs that selectively targets and kills advanced prostate cancer cells that lack the tumor-suppressor protein PTEN.

Prostate cancer: How a full stomach could improve treatment

April 2, 2018 - 07:00
A new study finds that the prostate cancer drug Zytiga is more effective, as well as cheaper, when taken with food, as opposed to on an empty stomach.

Is it normal to have differently sized testicles?

March 17, 2018 - 13:00
Most men have asymmetrical testicles. Find out what is normal, what causes enlarged testicles, and how to check for testicular abnormalities.

How to shrink the prostate naturally

March 17, 2018 - 12:00
Learn about natural remedies for an enlarged prostate, all of which encourage good prostate health. Included is detail on lifestyle tips and causes.

What happens if you have prostate surgery?

March 12, 2018 - 16:00
Treatment for benign prostate conditions, such as hyperplasia, can have many complications and an extensive recovery time. Learn more about it here.

Urinary hesitancy: Causes in men and women

March 1, 2018 - 14:00
Urinary hesitation is when a person has trouble starting or maintaining a urine stream. Learn about the common causes in men and women.