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Prostate Cancer


Prostate cancer is the second-deadliest cancer in men. It's scary, and myths about it abound.

Reviewed by Chris Kyle, M.D. , | Urology, | Urology

The Basics
Symptoms and Diagnosis
Life After Prostate Cancer

The Basics

The Facts About Prostate Cancer

Around 13 percent of American men will get prostate cancer. Get the facts you need to know now.

New tests and technology are leading to better detection and individualized treatment.

Personal choices may—or may not—affect your chances of getting and surviving cancer.

Understanding the key components that drive the disease can help you make screening choices.

Symptoms and Diagnosis

Symptoms and Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer

To manage prostate cancer, know your risk factors and understand the screenings and tests.

You made it through the initial diagnosis. What happens next will determine a course of action.

You've been referred to a urologist because an exam revealed something. What comes next?

It's often difficult to see this disease coming. Find out why—and what you should watch for.


Treatment of Prostate Cancer

Upon diagnosis of prostate cancer, you'll need to know the treatment options at your disposal.

Medical modalities are ever-improving, but surgery and radiation can be rough on the body.

While interventions have come a long way, a major procedure might be the only option.

Treating the disease is not all (prostatectomy) or nothing. You have not-so-drastic options.

Life After Prostate Cancer

Life After Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer has a significant impact on your life. Here are ways to manage post-recovery.

Follow-up care and lifestyle adjustments are crucial to managing the expected long-term issues.

The weeks and months after intervention can be trying, even if all goes well.

Men who lose member length after a radical prostate cancer procedure can get some of it back.