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Can BPH cause kidney failure?
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) refers to enlargement of the prostate that is unrelated to cancer. Because of the positions of the prostate and kidneys, an enlarged prostate can cause kidney, or renal, failure. Knowing the symptoms can ensure quick treatment. Learn about the links between renal failure and BPH here. (Medical News Today)

Is green tea good for BPH?
There are many potential treatments for an enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Many people look to green tea to manage their BPH, and the science suggests that it may offer relief for some symptoms, and provide other health benefits. Learn more about green tea for BPH, and whether it works, here. (Medical News Today)

This 'metastasis-blocking' compound may stop the spread of cancer
A compound that targets a unique structure in cancer cell nuclei and has links to metastasis potential stopped cancer spread and extended survival in mice. (Medical News Today)

Can women get prostate cancer?
Women do not have a prostate in the same way as men. They do, however, have Skene glands, often called the female prostate, which have many similarities to the prostate. Cancer of the female prostate is extremely rare. Find out about the functions of the Skene glands and learn more about female prostate cancer here. (Medical News Today)

Experimental drug targets prostate cancer's chief weakness
In prostate cancer, recurring tumors become aggressive and treatment-resistant. Why does this happen, and how can it be prevented? A new study weighs in. (Medical News Today)

'Biomedical tattoo' might catch cancer early
Medical research is reaching a new frontier with implants that can accurately spot early signs of cancer. Yet the road from laboratory to patient is long. (Medical News Today)

Prostate cancer: Big data unlocks 80 new drug targets
In the largest study of its type, researchers find several new prostate cancer drug targets by harvesting and analyzing reams of genetic data. (Medical News Today)

How can we stop fat cells from fueling cancer?
Understanding just how cancer uses our body's metabolism against us is challenging. A new study describes how tumors use fat cells to power their growth. (Medical News Today)

'Natural insecticide' kills advanced prostate cancer cells
Scientists identify a class of drugs that selectively targets and kills advanced prostate cancer cells that lack the tumor-suppressor protein PTEN. (Medical News Today)

Prostate cancer: How a full stomach could improve treatment
A new study finds that the prostate cancer drug Zytiga is more effective, as well as cheaper, when taken with food, as opposed to on an empty stomach. (Medical News Today)

Is it normal to have differently sized testicles?
Most men have asymmetrical testicles. Find out what is normal, what causes enlarged testicles, and how to check for testicular abnormalities. (Medical News Today)

How to shrink the prostate naturally
Learn about natural remedies for an enlarged prostate, all of which encourage good prostate health. Included is detail on lifestyle tips and causes. (Medical News Today)

What happens if you have prostate surgery?
Treatment for benign prostate conditions, such as hyperplasia, can have many complications and an extensive recovery time. Learn more about it here. (Medical News Today)

Urinary hesitancy: Causes in men and women
Urinary hesitation is when a person has trouble starting or maintaining a urine stream. Learn about the common causes in men and women. (Medical News Today)

How dietary fat helps prostate cancer to spread
Scientists unravel the link between genetics and dietary fat and the role they play in the progression and spread of prostate cancer. (Medical News Today)

Prostate cancer: 'Whole' Mediterranean diet could reduce your risk
A study of three diets found that only a high adherence to the whole Mediterranean dietary pattern is linked to lower risk of aggressive prostate cancer. (Medical News Today)

Stinging nettles: A new approach to cancer
A new drug that specifically targets cancer cell metabolism has been discovered. It is 'switched on' by a chemical found in stinging nettles and ants. (Medical News Today)

3-D printed prostate may improve surgical accuracy
A new, life-like 3-D prostate model helps surgeons to rehearse procedures before entering the operating room. The new technology may improve accuracy. (Medical News Today)

Prostate cancer mortality 87 percent higher in American Indians
A new analysis takes a look at cancer mortality among American Indians and Alaskan Natives. Survival rates for some cancers are significantly poorer. (Medical News Today)

Are there side effects to masturbation?
Masturbation is a normal and healthy sexual activity enjoyed by a large proportion of people. But it is surrounded by mystery and false information about whether it is harmful or not. Learn some real facts about masturbation here, as well as information on the benefits and potential side effects in this article. (Medical News Today)

Prostate cancer: How immune cells promote tumor growth
New research analyzes prostate cancer cells and finds the reason why the body's own immune system may promote progression of the disease. (Medical News Today)

Metastatic prostate cancer: What you need to know
Prostate cancer occurs when the cells in the prostate gland grow uncontrollably. Metastatic prostate cancer means the cancer has spread beyond the prostate to other parts of the body. Symptoms may include bone pain, weight loss, and fatigue. Find out more about treatment options, treatment side effects, and outlook. (Medical News Today)

Existing parasite drug may fight prostate, colon cancer
Researchers are testing the potential of a known antiparasite drug in the treatment of colon and prostate cancer. The drug can inhibit cancer cell growth. (Medical News Today)

Are there any alternatives to a prostate biopsy?
A prostate biopsy is used to test for prostate cancer. There can be some drawbacks, for example, discomfort and the possibility of an inaccurate result. We look at three alternative options that could help diagnose prostate cancer without undergoing a biopsy: enzyme tests, MRI, and watchful waiting. Find out more. (Medical News Today)

Soy may raise risk of advanced prostate cancer
Researchers have identified a link between foods rich in isoflavones, such as soy, and a greater risk of advanced prostate cancer. (Medical News Today)

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