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Latest by H. Ballentine Carter, M.D.

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Living With

Prostate Cancer Survival Misconceptions

Men with prostate cancer often overestimate life expectancy with treatment and underestimate life expectancy without it. Here’s what you should know.

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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

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Taking Lupron Depot for prostate cancer? Here's what you should know about possible side effects and complications.

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Risk Factors

Does Vasectomy Raise Prostate Cancer Risk?

Considering vasectomy? Here's what you should know about prostate cancer risk after this common contraceptive procedure.

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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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Treatment

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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Risk Factors

Understanding Prostate Cancer Risk Factors

Prostate cancer risk can be determined by age, race, and family history, as well as diet and lifestyle factors. Here's what you should know.

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Diagnosis

What Is a Gleason Score?

If you have prostate cancer, your Gleason score helps you understand how aggressive the cancer is, and it helps you choose the best treatment.

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Living With

Sex After Prostate Cancer Surgery

You should know that prostate cancer surgery can seriously affect your sex life.

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Treatment

Options for an Enlarged Prostate

Treatment decisions for BPH are based on the severity of symptoms. Here’s what you should know.