Men's Sexual Health > Prostate Cancer Sun, 26 Oct 2014 08:21:32 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb (His and Her Health) BPH: Sufferers Find Relief in a Variety of Treatments Clothing may make the man, but at the end of the 19th century, accessories were what counted most for men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). No finery did more for men suffering from enlarged prostates than bowler hats, walking sticks or umbrellas. For stashed discreetly in the hat bands or hollow cane-shafts were one of the few means of relief for a man suffering from BPH-related restricted urine flow: a catheter.

]]> (Rainer M.E. Engel, M.D. (Medically Reviewed)) Prostate Cancer Mon, 29 Nov 1999 21:00:00 +0000
PSA: Blood Test Gives urologists a New Way to Detect Prostate Cancer The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is one of the most familiar of urology's milestones. Millions of men have benefited from early prostate cancer detection because of this revolutionary (albeit somewhat controversial) blood test. Yet, given urology's centuries-old timeline, the research that produced this simple tool is relatively recent. Before 1986, when the Food and Drug Administration approved the PSA test for monitoring prostate cancer, no blood test existed to screen for the disease.

]]> (H. Ballentine Carter, M.D. (Medically Reviewed)) Prostate Cancer Mon, 29 Nov 1999 21:00:00 +0000
Sexual Dysfunction: Disorders Enter Public Spotlight Urologists are leading the march as sexual medicine moves into the next century. After all, few physicians are as adept at carrying the flag for our most intimate issues as those already treating our most private conditions. But, despite the vast inroads made in the field of sexual dysfunction in recent years, it took the better part of a century before doctors of any stripe stepped up to deal with the condition in either gender. Today, urologists are behind a scientific explosion in the field as it relates to both male and female sexual dysfunction.

]]> (Dr. Jennifer Berman, Expert Female Urologist, Female Sexuality) Prostate Cancer Mon, 29 Nov 1999 21:00:00 +0000
Hormone Therapy: Giving Cancer Patients Another Treatment Alternative In the early 1900s, the outlook was grim in general for a patient with prostate cancer, much less one who had failed conventional treatment. But today, alternative therapy is available to patients who have failed traditional treatments: hormone therapy. Now, thanks to all of these new treatments, sufferers can bask in the hope, if not the reality, of a cure.

]]> (Rainer M.E. Engel, M.D. (Medically Reviewed)) Prostate Cancer Mon, 29 Nov 1999 21:00:00 +0000
Prostatectomy: Pioneering Research Gives Patients More Treatment Options Urology has a number of white knights that have led crusades against many debilitating urologic disorders. But perhaps none is more heroic than those innovative surgeons who have led the way in treating prostate cancer. Without the pioneering spirit of a Theodor Billroth or a Hugh Hampton Young, who adapted their prostatectomies for malignancies, men with early tumors could not choose surgery as a treatment. Without the curiosity of a Patrick C. Walsh, who investigated the gland's anatomy and crafted nerve-sparing surgical techniques, they might still face the devastating side effects of previous operations.

]]> (Patrick C. Walsh, M.D. (Medically Reviewed)) Prostate Cancer Mon, 29 Nov 1999 21:00:00 +0000
Chemotherapy: Knocking Out Cancer With Chemotherapy The race to cure cancer has been a marathon physicians and researchers have been running for decades. But, since the advent of chemotherapeutic treatments, more hurdles are being cleared than ever before. For without surgery and effective, though toxic, drugs to stop cancers in their tracks, many cancer victims might not be the survivors they are today.

]]> (John P. Donahue, M.D. and George F. Bosl, M.D. (Medically Reviewed)) Prostate Cancer Mon, 29 Nov 1999 21:00:00 +0000