Health Information

Prostate Health

  • Prostatitis

    Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate gland and sometimes the area around it. It is not cancer.

  • Angiogenesis Inhibitors

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

  • Prostate Cancer: Clinical Trials

    A clinical trial is a research study that’s done to test a new type of prevention or treatment. Being part of a clinical trial means you may benefit from a treatment that is not yet available to anyone else.

  • 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

  • Prostate Cancer: Tips for Family Members

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

  • Prostate Cancer: Herbal Supplements

    Herbal supplements are pills, powders, teas, and other products that use herbs as the main ingredient to promote health.

  • Home Page - Prostate Health
  • 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

    Prostate cancer may be treated with hormone therapy. This therapy may be done with medicines. Or surgery may be done to remove the testicles. Here's what you need to know.

  • 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
  • Prostate Cancer: Coping with Your Diagnosis

    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)

    Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is also called benign prostatic hypertrophy. It’s when the prostate gland becomes very large and may cause problems passing urine. BPH is not cancer, and is a common part of aging.

  • Impotence/Erectile Dysfunction

    Erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence means you can’t get an erection. It can also mean you are dissatisfied with the size or hardness of your erections, or how long your erections last.

  • Urinary Incontinence

    Urinary incontinence (UI) is the loss of urine control. You may not being able to hold your urine until you can reach a restroom. It may be a short-term problem caused by another health issue. Or it may be a long-term problem that you’ll have to manage.