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Prostate Cancer

The prostate gland is about the size of a walnut, and surrounds the male urethra at the base of the bladder.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer found in American men. The good news is that if the disease is caught early, many men can be cured, and many others can live a long, relatively normal life.

Approximately 30 percent of men over the age of 50 have some very small evidence of prostate cancer. Only a small percentage of these tiny cancers will develop into an active cancer.


Understanding Prostate Cancer

  • All About Prostate Cancer (American Cancer Society)
  • What Is Prostate Cancer? - Video (NIH Senior Health)
  • Healthy Prostate Changes
  • Prostate Changes That Are NOT Cancer
  • Detecting Prostate Cancer (Video)
  • Diagnosing Stages of Prostate Cancer
  • Stages of Prostate Cancer
  • Talking With Your Doctor
  • Role of Diet and Counseling in Cancer Prevention
  • About Prostate Cancer (The James Cancer Hospital)
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  • Commonly Asked Questions

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  • Biopsy Negative but PSA Level Increasing
  • Impotence
  • Prostate Cancer Biopsy
  • Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
  • Psychological Indicators in Recovery/Effect
  • Radical Prostatectomy & Pregnancy
  • Testicle Removal to Assist Prostate Cancer
  • What Should You Ask Your Doctor About Prostate Cancer? (American Cancer Society)
  • What to do after Prostate Cancer Surgery

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  • Symptoms and Tests
  • Treatment
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