Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer forms in tissues of the prostate (a gland in the male reproductive system) and is one of the leading causes of cancer in men above the age of 60. Most cases could be slow growing and may even go undetected and not cause any problem. Some could be aggressive and can spread to other parts of the body and are difficult to treat. It usually presents with difficulty and pain during urination, blood in the urine along with sexual dysfunction. Advanced cases may present with bone pain in addition to the urinary symptoms. Prostate cancer is very rare before the age of 40 but the risk increases with age and most cases are detected in the late 60s.

Featured

Remarkable new muscular dystrophy treatment on the cards?
- Shraddha Rupavate
April 22, 2014 at 06:32pm
Professor Steve Winder, University of Sheffield (UK) speaks about his research on skeletal protein dystroglycan

Would you get circumcised to prevent prostate cancer?
- Editorial Team
April 10, 2014 at 03:38pm
In addition to having strong cultural and religious significance, circumcision has been shown to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections.

Prostate cancer — tips to help you lower your level of risk
- Editorial Team
January 21, 2014 at 11:05am
If you are a man above the age of 65 and have lately been suffering from a frequent need to urinate, especially at night, a weak or interrupted …

Do you know these 5 simple ways to prevent prostate cancer?
- Agencies
September 26, 2013 at 10:17am
Prostate cancer affects a lot of men. Here are some foods that you should eat to cut risk.

Cancer terms: Pap smear, Targeted therapy and more
- Dr Anitha Anchan
April 12, 2013 at 05:23pm
Palliative treatment: Palliative treatment is a symptomatic treatment given to relieve the symptoms and reduce the suffering caused by serious or …

more articles...

Ask an expert

You agree to the terms and conditions by posting your question

Post question anonymously (Your name would not be displayed on screen)

Articles

Prostate cancer – symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment
- Dr Ashwin Mallya
February 17, 2013 at 09:39am
Mr K P Gupta (name changed on request), a retired 63-year-old executive from Delhi came to us with a complaint of having to strain during urination. …

The latest advances in cancer treatments
- Pavitra Sampath
February 13, 2013 at 03:57pm
Cancer need not mean the end of life as you know it. Recent advances in chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery, hormonal therapies and vaccines not only …

Can cancer be cured with alternative therapies?
- Editorial Team
February 02, 2013 at 07:45am
Can alternative therapies disarm and defeat cancer? Here we compile experiences and assertions from patients and therapists across the spectrum, …

Beating cancer with naturopathy and herbal medicine
- Editorial Team
February 02, 2013 at 07:44am
According to allopathy, there might be no cure for cancers, but when it comes to holistic therapies, the cure lies within. This post focuses on the …

more articles...

News

more news...