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Prostate treatment : Articles and features

Our articles and features are written by some of the UK's leading consultants, dentists, medical professionals and healthcare writers.

  • Prostate cancer treatments: new developments There are new developments in prostate cancer treatmentProstate cancer treatment is one of the success stories in medicine today. Many prostate cancers tend to be slow growing and a range of treatments is available at different stages. This means that...
  • Prostate cancer warning signs Prostate cancer warning signsProstate cancer occurs when one or more of the cells of the prostate begin to multiply at a greater rate than normal, forming a tumour. This may stay localised to the prostate, or may spread to other...
  • What is prostate cancer? What is prostate cancer?Prostate cancer is a cancer that arises in the prostate gland. In the UK, it is the second most common cancer in men. (The most common is non-melanoma skin cancer.) Just under 35 000 men each year...
  • Prostate cancer: What is a PSA test? Prostate cancer checkThe PSA test is a blood test which helps to detect prostate cancer. How does it work, how effective is it and what are the pros and cons of having it done? This article is written by Sarah Dawson, a...
  • Diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer in the UK, particularly in black men mature black manDr Chinegwundoh discusses the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer, and in particular the incidence of the disease in black men in the UK.
  • Prostate operation: pros and cons Prostate operation: pros and consAs men reach middle age they experience growth of the prostate. The prostate is a walnut-sized gland situated just under the bladder and is used to make seminal fluid (which is mixed with sperm to...
  • Treatment of an enlarged prostate gland Prostate cancer: What is a PSA test?About the size of a walnut, the prostate gland is located under the bladder and surrounds the urethra (the tube through which urine passes out of the body). The gland is only present in men,...
  • Prostate cancer treatment options Prostate operation: pros and consThe prostate is a gland situated just underneath the bladder surrounding the urethra, and produces semen - the fluid that carries and protects sperm. It is about the size of a walnut, but if it...