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Uses and types of urinary catheter
A person may need to use a urinary catheter if they have problems passing urine. There are several types of catheter, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Learn more about urinary catheters, and what to expect when using them, here. (Medical News Today)

Prostate cancer: New, quicker test to assess metastasis risk
A newly developed test can detect the risk of metastasis in people with prostate cancer at a quicker rate, lower cost, and using smaller tissue samples. (Medical News Today)

Gold nanoparticles could destroy prostate cancer
By coating nanoparticles with gold, researchers have successfully destroyed prostate cancer cells in people without damaging surrounding tissue. (Medical News Today)

IBD increases prostate cancer risk by fivefold
According to a new study, inflammatory bowel disease increases the risk of developing prostate cancer. This finding opens up a challenging clinical debate. (Medical News Today)

Prostate cancer and back pain
Back pain is a common complaint with many possible causes. In some cases, chronic, unexplained back pain can occur with advanced prostate cancer. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

PSA levels after prostatectomy
A prostatectomy is one treatment option for prostate cancer. It involves the surgical removal of the prostate gland. Following a prostatectomy, doctors carry out regular prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing to check that the cancer is not returning. Learn more about PSA after a prostatectomy here. (Medical News Today)

Can drinking alcohol lead to prostate cancer?
Doctors do not fully understand what causes prostate cancer. This disease may have an association with alcohol, but scientists need to do more research to confirm the potential link. Here, learn more about the risks of alcohol, how doctors screen for and treat prostate cancer, and the survival rates for this disease. (Medical News Today)

What are the most common causes of pelvic pain in men?
Pelvic pain in men can result from a range of issues, including a hernia, prostatitis, and appendicitis. This pain occurs somewhere between the navel and groin. Treatment depends on the cause and may involve antibiotics. Learn about the most common causes of pelvic pain in men here. (Medical News Today)

What are bone metastases in prostate cancer?
When prostate cancer spreads to the bones, this is known as bone metastases. Although there is no cure for this advanced stage of prostate cancer, treatment can help relieve symptoms, improve quality of life, and extend life expectancy. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Prostate cancer: Scientists reveal new way to target stubborn cells
Prostate cancer is common, so findings new ways to destroy it is very important. Now, researchers believe that they may have found a new drug target. (Medical News Today)

Can aspirin help treat cancer?
A systematic review of 71 studies suggests that regular aspirin intake may help treat cancers such as colon cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer. (Medical News Today)

What can make urination painful?
There are many possible causes of painful urination, or dysuria, including bacterial infections and health conditions that place extra pressure on the bladder. Fortunately, most of these potential causes are highly treatable. Learn more about 10 causes of dysuria here, as well as when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Is regular screening for prostate cancer really necessary?
A panel of experts from the United Kingdom is asking whether regular screening for prostate cancer actually brings enough benefits to outweigh the risks. (Medical News Today)

Why does hormone therapy worsen some prostate cancers?
Some prostate cancers resist androgen-targeting therapy and continue to spread because the treatment alters the environment of tumor cells, a study shows. (Medical News Today)

Cancer update: Research from August 2018
In this article, we outline some of the most interesting recent findings from cancer research, covering work from a range of institutions and journals. (Medical News Today)

What are the signs of prostate infection?
When an infection in the prostate results in inflammation, this is called bacterial prostatitis. Symptoms include pain in the lower abdomen and difficulty urinating. The infection may be acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term), and a treatment plan may include medication, or surgery. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What are the natural ways to prevent prostate cancer?
Age, genetics, and a poor diet are among the many risk factors for prostate cancer. By taking certain steps, a person may be able to reduce their risk. For example, adding soy products and coffee to the diet may help. Learn about natural ways to prevent prostate cancer here. (Medical News Today)

New technique treats prostate cancer in just five radiotherapy sessions
A new clinical trial proves the benefits of an innovative form of radiotherapy that reduces the treatment to five sessions instead of the usual 37. (Medical News Today)

Fighting prostate cancer with groundbreaking new technique
Creating a way to keep prostate cancer cells alive in the laboratory for longer leads to quicker drug trials. Sharing this widely speeds it up further. (Medical News Today)

What makes prostate cancer become aggressive? Study investigates
Using a range of tools, researchers identify a plausible mechanism and genes through which a genetic variation influences prostate cancer aggressiveness. (Medical News Today)

Eating dinner earlier could reduce cancer risk
A new study concludes that the timing of our final meal of the day may influence our risk of developing prostate or breast cancer. (Medical News Today)

Causes and treatment of chronic prostatitis
Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate that can cause pain, sexual dysfunction, and urination issues. Chronic prostatitis might last for more than 3 months. Possible causes include bacterial infections and damage to the nerves or muscles in the pelvic area. Treatment often involves antibiotics. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What are the treatment options for BPH?
Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is the medical term for an enlarged prostate. BPH can cause difficulties with urination. Treatment options for BPH include watchful waiting, medication, minimally invasive procedures, and surgery. Lifestyle changes can also help improve a person’s symptoms. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Prostate cancer: New drug for aggressive, resistant cases
Enzalutamide reduced metastasis or death risk by 71 percent in phase III trial of castration-resistant nonmetastatic prostate cancer with escalating PSA. (Medical News Today)

Uses and risks of mitoxantrone
Mitoxantrone is used to treat some types of multiple sclerosis (MS) and some types of cancer. It is given as an intravenous infusion in a clinical setting. Some serious side effects are possible, and it is important to discuss the risks and any existing health conditions with the doctor. Novantrone is a trade name. (Medical News Today)

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