Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer affects the prostate, a walnut-size gland in men that surrounds the urethra and normally helps produce seminal fluid. Prostate cancer treatments include radiation, surgery, and hormone therapy, which can have side effects such as erectile dysfunction or incontinence.

Featured Stories

Experts Change Their Minds About Prostate Cancer Screening

In recent years an expert group advised most men not to get screened for prostate cancer. Now they’re leaning toward recommending the test

Prostate Cancer Treatment Doesn’t Save More Lives Than Active Surveillance

In the first study to compare active monitoring, surgery and radiation for prostate cancer, researchers found no differences in death rates.

A New Genetic Test Can Spot Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Some forms of prostate cancer spread quickly, but many don't require treatment. Doctors now have a genetic test that can tell them apart

More Prostate Cancer

12 Things Men Must Know About PSA Tests

A prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test can detect prostate cancer early, but it may not save lives. Sound confusing? It is. Here's what you need to know about PSA tests before having one.

Saw Palmetto No Better Than Placebo for Prostate Problems

The millions of middle-aged men who take saw-palmetto supplements to cope with the symptoms of an enlarged prostate might as well be popping sugar pills.