Male hormones (called androgens), particularly testosterone and dihydrotestosterone, determine male secondary sex characteristics and stimulate prostate cell growth. When prostate cells, both healthy and cancerous, are deprived of androgens, they no longer proliferate and eventually die.
Androgen deprivation therapy (also called androgen suppression therapy or hormone therapy) uses drugs or surgery to suppress or block...Read more
This seems like an easy question. After performing robotic prostatectomies for almost two years, I have learned that proper patient... Read more »
After robotic prostate surgery that is performed for cancer, the patient will have a foley catheter (a small drain that is placed in the... Read more »
Dear Dr. Motola, I had surgery in Febuary of 2007 for prostate cancer. I have had incontinence problems since. When can I expect it to... Read more »
Source: ADAM Encyclopedia
Radiation TherapyRadiation therapy may be used as an initial treatment for localized prostate cancer. It may also be used as treatment for cancer... Read more »