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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.

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

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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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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.

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Risk Factors

Health Problems That Could Raise Your BPH Risk

A growing body of research suggests that men who have metabolic syndrome are at increased risk for developing benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

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Treatment

What's Your Prostate Cancer Risk Group?

Prostate cancer risk can range from very low to high-risk, and your treatment options depend on where you fall on that scale.

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Taking a "Drug Holiday" With Prostate Cancer

An on-off treatment cycle may help boost your response if androgen treatments are becomming less effective. Here’s what you should know.

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