Prostate cancer – Part I

What is prostate ? Prostate is a lemon sized reproductive gland, found only in men, below the bladder. Its function is to produce fluid which helps providing nourishment to sperms in semen. Urinary passage goes through prostate, before reaching the penis. What all diseases can occur in prostate ? BPH (BPH (Enlarged prostate) Symptoms), Prostatitis (InfectionContinue reading “Prostate cancer – Part I”

Prostate enlargement diagnosis

Prostate enlargement diagnosis starts with the history and examination of the patient. Symptoms are scored to assess the severity of disease. (Read symptoms of prostate enlargement at BPH (Enlarged prostate) Symptoms). Per rectal examination in office room gives the initial clue to the enlargement of prostate. Since the urinary symptoms are not exclusive for prostate enlargementContinue reading “Prostate enlargement diagnosis”

Prostate cancer and PSA testing

Prostate is a small walnut sized organ present in men and is the part of male reproductive organ. It helps in the male fertility. Normal prostate size varies from 15-20 gm. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men after skin cancer. PSA (Prostate specific antigen) is the blood test which is specific forContinue reading “Prostate cancer and PSA testing”

Prostate cancer

INTRODUCTION Prostate is a small walnut-shaped gland in males situated below the bladder in front of the rectum. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men (after skin cancer). Prostate cancer is the cancer in prostate gland. Many prostate cancer grow slowly and remain confined to prostate gland, however, few prostate cancer grows rapidlyContinue reading “Prostate cancer”