Harvard Perspectives on Prostate Disease

New options for managing prostatitis and other prostate diseases

A message from Editor in Chief Marc B. Garnick, M.D.

It may be hard to believe, but by the time you receive this issue of Perspectives on Prostate Disease, we will already be at work preparing our fourth issue, completing our first year of publication! Because your feedback is so vital to our mission, we ask you to look for and respond to the brief reader survey included with this mailing. By completing this questionnaire and sharing your thoughts about Perspectives, you will help me and our editorial staff understand what we are doing right, what we could be doing better "" and how to improve our publication. Your participation would mean a great deal to me.

I also hope you enjoy reading this issue of Perspectives, as it tackles one of the most perplexing urologic conditions, chronic nonbacterial prostatitis. Men who have had the misfortune to be diagnosed with this most common form of prostatitis "" and I am one of them "" understand all too well why the more typically used name for this condition is chronic pelvic pain syndrome.

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