Prostate Health Archive


Common genetic variations increase prostate cancer risk

Researchers have identified several genetic variations that raise prostate cancer risk, variations that may also account for the higher incidence of prostate cancer in African Americans.

Do all BPH drugs reduce semen production?

I have used finasteride (Proscar) to treat my BPH, and it has reduced the size of my prostate. However, my body’s production of semen has diminished, too. Will switching to dutasteride (Avodart) solve that problem?

Is there a connection between Flomax and cataracts?

In short, yes. If you take Flomax (tamsulosin), be sure to tell your eye doctor before having cataract surgery.

Harvard experts discuss surgical options for benign prostatic hyperplasia

Three doctors describe some surgical options for treating an enlarged prostate, including the ones they think patients prefer.

Post-treatment monitoring

PSA testing is not merely a prostate cancer screening tool. After treatment, PSA monitoring is the primary method of measuring treatment success and detecting early signs of cancer recurrence.

The guide to due diligence in early-stage prostate cancer

In a business, due diligence means doing your homework, exploring all the options, and taking reasonable steps to protect yourself. When trying to make a decision about how to treat early-stage prostate cancer, taking time to conduct due diligence is absolutely vital for three reasons:

  • No expert consensus exists about which treatment for early-stage prostate cancer is best (or when treatment is best postponed).

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