Tag Archives: Prostate

Popular drugs used for treating enlarged prostates associated with high-grade prostate cancer

If a man has an enlarged prostate, there’s a good chance he’ll be treated with a type of drug called a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor (5-ARI). These drugs shrink the gland to improve urinary flow, and the approved forms used for treating enlarged prostates come in two varieties: Proscar (finasteride) and Avodart (dutasteride). However, a side… Read More »

Prostate cancer symptoms: This unpleasant sensation may signify the disease has spread

Prostate cancer is cancer that occurs in the prostate — a small walnut-shaped gland in men that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. Symptoms of prostate cancer do not usually appear until the prostate is large enough to affect the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the penis (urethra).… Read More »

Prostate cancer symptoms: Six signs when you urinate that indicate the deadly disease

Prostate cancer symptoms can be mistaken for less serious conditions, but it’s important to be aware of them because the cancer is so common. The prostate gland is located in the pelvis, between the penis and the bladder. It isn’t usually until after the cancer has grown and puts pressure on the urethra (the tube… Read More »