Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today

Uses and risks of mitoxantine (Novantrone)

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.

What is a free PSA test and what is it for?

A free PSA test measures the level of prostate-specific antigens that are not bound to other proteins in the blood. This test can help doctors to diagnose problems with the prostate, including cancer. In this article, we look at how a free PSA test differs from a total PSA test, and what the results can mean.

Can saw palmetto reduce enlarged prostate?

Saw palmetto is an herbal remedy with many potential uses in healthcare. One such use is the treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). Although a popular remedy, research into the herb’s efficacy is still ongoing and the results to date are inconclusive. Here, we look at the other treatments also available.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.