Featured Topics about ProstRcision and Prostate Cancer.

What is the Prostate?

The prostate is located behind the pubic bones in a man’s pelvis, between the bladder and the rectum. When healthy, it is about the size of a walnut. A tube, called the urethra, runs through the middle of the prostate and drains urine from the bladder out of the penis. Two sex nerves for erection of the penis run next to and alongside the prostate…

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Understanding Prostate Cancer

Knowledge is power. These are the facts: Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in men other than skin cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer death among American men. The American Cancer Society estimates that almost 192,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009. One in six men…

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Intimacy after Prostate Cancer

Intimacy is a gentle reminder of love, caring, passion, and trust. That sense of belonging to someone other than ourselves. For men dealing with prostate cancer, the challenges are many: from realizing that their bodies are being invaded by this disease and having to decide whether to get treated or carefully wait, while wondering if…

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Regrets After Surgery

by Tara Parker-Pope, New York Times Online, August 27, 2008 One in five men who undergoes prostate surgery to treat cancer later regrets the decision, a new study shows. And surprisingly, regret is highest among men who opt for robotic prostatectomy, a minimally invasive surgery that is growing in popularity as a treatment. The research,…

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Detecting and Measuring Prostate Cancer

To determine if a man is at risk for prostate cancer, doctors use a simple blood test called a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test. This can be performed right in a physician’s office. For most men, annual PSA testing combined with a digital rectal exam (DRE) should begin at age 50. However, African-American men and men with a family history…

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