Health Information

Prostate Health

  • Prostatitis

    Prostatitis is the most common prostate problem in men younger than 50. Some estimates state that at least half of all men, at some point in their lives, will develop symptoms of prostatitis.

  • Angiogenesis Inhibitors

    Sometimes called antiangiogenic therapy, this treatment may prevent the growth of cancer by blocking the formation of new blood vessels.

  • Clinical Trials for Prostate Cancer

    Several clinical trials to evaluate prostate cancer have been completed or are currently underway.

  • Coping with Prostate Cancer

    Detailed information for family members coping with prostate cancer, including how to help the man in your life cope with a diagnosis of prostate cancer

  • For Family Members Coping with Prostate Cancer

    What can you do to help the man in your life with prostate cancer? Keep the lines of communication open.

  • Herbal Remedies For Prostate Cancer

    Talk with your health care provider before using any type of dietary or herbal supplements in the treatment or prevention of prostate cancer.

  • Home Page - Prostate Health

    Detailed information on prostate health, including prostate conditions, prostate cancer, anatomy of the prostate, prostatism, prostatitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia, impotence, and urinary incontinence

  • Online Resources - Prostate Health

    List of online resources to find additional information on prostate health

  • Anatomy of the Prostate Gland

    The prostate gland is about the size of a walnut and surrounds the neck of a man’s bladder and urethra—the tube that carries urine from the bladder.

  • Prostate Cancer: Hormone Therapy
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease

    Detailed information on the different types of polycystic kidney disease, including autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease, and acquired cystic kidney disease

  • Prostate Cancer Index

    Detailed information on prostate cancer, including statistics, anatomy of the prostate, risk factors, genetics, diagnosis, staging, grading, symptoms, surgery, radiation treatment, hormone treatment, chemotherapy, angiogenesis, coping, and clinical trials

  • Psychosocial Factors

    When a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer, it's normal for him to feel scared, angry, or depressed.

  • Treatments for Prostate Cancer

    Detailed information on the most common treatment for prostate cancer

  • Topic Index - Prostate Health

    Detailed information on prostate health, including prostate conditions, prostate cancer, anatomy of the prostate, prostatism, prostatitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia, impotence, and urinary incontinence

  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

    BPH is a condition in which the prostate gland becomes very enlarged and may cause problems associated with urination.

  • Impotence/Erectile Dysfunction

    For most men, erectile dysfunction is caused by physical problems, usually related to the blood supply of the penis. Many advances have occurred in both diagnosis and treatment of erectile dysfunction.

  • Urinary Incontinence

    Urinary incontinence is the loss of urine control, or the inability to hold your urine until you can reach a bathroom.