Prostate cancer is the cancer that occurs in the male's prostate.
It is the most common cancer in men >50 years of age.
Signs and symptoms include weak urinary stream, polyuria, nocturia, hematuria, erectile dysfunction, pelvic pain, back pain, chest pain, lower extremity weakness or numbness and loss of bowel or bladder control.
Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is associated with significantly lower rates of acute gastrointestinal (GI) and genitourinary (GU) toxicities compared with conventional fractionated intensity-modulated radiotherapy (CF-IMRT) in Asian patients with early-stage localized prostate cancer.
External beam radiation therapy is a standard option for the initial management of men with localized prostate cancer, and a new guideline states that hypofractionation of radiation treatment confers benefits for cost and convenience.
There is only a slight improvement in prostate cancer detection rate and Gleason grading as a result of obtaining more than one biopsy core per magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) lesion, a study has shown.
Use of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) significantly lowers the number of unnecessary repeat prostate biopsies in about 50 percent of cases in which a Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System (PI-RADS) score of ≥3 is used, a recent study has shown.
The increased risk of prostate cancer, particularly early-onset prostate cancer, among subfertile men who undergo intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) does not appear to be due to the procedure, according to a nationwide, registry-based study from Sweden.
Treatment with abiraterone acetate plus prednisone results in a significant ≥50-percent prostate-specific antigen reduction in patients with high-risk, nonmetastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer, a study has shown.
Bilateral nerve sparing (BNS) is better than unilateral (UNS) and non-nerve sparing (NNS) in terms of sexual and urinary function outcomes in men diagnosed with localized prostate cancer who underwent radical prostatectomy, according to the CEASAR* study. However, the difference is not significant in men with low baseline sexual function.
MRI, with or without targeted biopsy, detects more clinically significant prostate cancer and less clinically insignificant prostate cancer than the standard transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS)-guided approach, enabling more than one-quarter of patients to safely avoid a biopsy altogether.
Men with nonmetastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) have similar health-related quality of life (HRQoL) with apalutamide given on top of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) vs ADT alone, according to new data from the SPARTAN (Prostate Androgen Receptor Targeting with ARN-509) trial presented at the European Association of Urology (EAU) 2018 Congress.
Patients with urologic cancers are more likely to attempt suicide, highlighting the need for increased psychiatric intervention for these patients at an earlier stage, according to findings presented at the European Association of Urology (EAU) 2018 Congress.
In addition to the known evils of maternal smoking during pregnancy on the son’s semen quality, prenatal exposure to paternal smoking can also be harmful, according to data from the large Danish National Birth Cohort (DNBC) presented at the ESHRE 2019 Meeting.
Intraureteral seems better than conventional stent placement as it results in less stent-related discomfort, according to a study. This novel placement method is safe and feasible and may be used immediately in daily clinical practice.