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New Treatments for Advanced Prostate Cancer

Patients with advanced prostate cancer historically had little hope for treatment or prolonged survival. New treatments hold promise for a brighter future.

By Yumhee Park

Options for an Enlarged Prostate

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

By HealthAfter50

How to Tell If You Have BPH

Some reports indicate that as many as 30 percent of men who undergo surgery for BPH are found not to have urethral obstruction.

By HealthAfter50

BPH Surgery: Know Your Options

Get the facts about all the available surgical treatments for benign prostatic hyperplasia.

By HealthAfter50

Symptoms of BPH to Watch Out For

About 50 percent of men between the ages of 51 and 60 and up to 90 percent of those older than 80 are affected by benign prostatic hyperplasia.

By HealthAfter50

What Is Saw Palmetto?

An herbal remedy for prostate problems in men, saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) is extracted from the purple berries of the American saw palmetto plant.

By HealthAfter50

Causes and Treatment for Prostatitis

Also known as inflammation of the prostate, prostatitis is a common and often frustrating problem, particularly when the cause is not obvious.

By HealthAfter50

What Is the Prostate?

The prostate is a gland located at the base of a man’s bladder, behind the pubic bone and in front of the rectum. This gland, roughly the size and shape of a small crab apple, weighs only about an ounce in young men.

By HealthAfter50

New Therapies for Advanced Prostate Cancer

While a diagnosis of advanced prostate cancer can be scary, there are steps you can take to access the best treatment for you. But exactly what advancements are being made to better treat patients living with advanced prostate cancer? In the past sev...

By Eileen Bailey

WWE Wrestler Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer

On February 1, WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Bret “Hitman” Hart shared with the public that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, and is undergoing a radical prostatectomy in the next several days to treat his prostate cancer. The Hitman had a long ...

By Jay Motola, M.D.