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H. Ballentine Carter, M.D.

H. Ballentine Carter, M.D., is professor of urology and oncology and the director of adult urology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. He has written extensively on the diagnosis and staging of prostate cancer. In particular, he has performed research on the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test: how results change as men age; the variability of results in men with prostate cancer; and the test’s use in staging, predicting, and managing prostate cancer.

Dr. Carter chaired the American Urological Association guideline panel that made recommendations for prostate cancer diagnosis. He leads one of the largest active surveillance programs in the United States to monitor men with prostate cancer who do not need immediate treatment. Results from this program have been used to inform guidelines for the management of men with early prostate cancer.

Dr. Carter has had research articles published in a number of publications, including The Journal of Urology, Urology, Cancer Research, The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the Journal of Clinical Oncology, and the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Latest by H. Ballentine Carter, M.D.

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Risk Factors

Understanding Risks of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Learn more about the risks benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and how you can help prevent it.

Aggressive Prostate Cancer and Low Vitamin D
Risk Factors

Aggressive Prostate Cancer and Low Vitamin D

Lower levels of vitamin D are linked to an increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer. Learn what that could mean for your prostate health.

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Treatment

Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer?

Should men with intermediate-risk prostate cancer be offered active surveillance as a treatment? Learn what new research suggests.

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Treatment

Costs of Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Treatments

If you're a man with low-risk prostate cancer, consider this study that found a significant cost variation among competing prostate treatments.

Advice for Men with Overactive Bladder
Risk Factors

Advice for Men With Overactive Bladder

For men who have overactive bladder, the goal of a training program is to limit urination to once every two to four hours during the day.

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Treatment

Immunotherapy for Prostate Cancer

Immunotherapy offers new hope for men with castration-resistant prostate cancer.

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Tests

MRI Scan Could Spare You From Prostate Biopsy

If your doctor suspects you have prostate cancer, having an MRI scan might spare you the medical risks of a prostate biopsy.

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Tests

What Do You Know About Prostate Biopsy?

A prostate biopsy, performed on an outpatient basis, takes about 20 minutes and is used to diagnose or rule out prostate cancer. Here’s what to expect.

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Symptoms

What Is Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer is a serious and common health problem among American men. Here's what you should know, including symptoms, screening, and diagnosis.

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Diagnosis

Making Sense of Prostate Cancer Tumor Stages

The TNM staging system describes how far prostate cancer has spread and helps determine appropriate treatment options.