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
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 have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and am 51 years old. I weigh 385 lbs at 6'1". My urologist told me that at... Read more »
One of the most consequences of prostate surgery is erectile dysfunction. So it is a bit alarming that advanced stage (IV) prostate... Read more »
Dear Dr. Motola, As the wife of one who is scheduled for robotic prostate surgery in a few weeks, I would welcome any advice or insights... Read more »