Prostate February 16, 2015

Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Testing

Most men are worried about PSA test result particularly if it is raised; because the test is extensively used (or misused) to detect prostate cancer all over the world. In the UK it is not used as a screening tool as it is done in the USA. The internet is awash with information on prostate […]

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Penis May 12, 2014

Male Circumcision and Prostate Cancer: everything you need to know

Several weeks ago there was a news item on the role of circumcision in prostate cancer. This was based on a research paper published in the British Journal of Urology International (March 2014 issue) by researchers from the Biostatistics Department, Quebec University, Canada. The article highlighted the benefits of male circumcision. Read on to discover […]

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Prostate October 24, 2013

Gleason Grading and it's importance in treating prostate cancer

Cancer cells after all are aberrant forms of normal cells. Well-differentiated cancer cells (cells that look closer in appearance to their normal counterparts) generally have a lower malignant potential than poorly differentiated cells, which have a higher malignant potential. In most cancers grading is taken into account in the overall risk assessment. The grading method […]

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Bladder October 9, 2013

Cigarette Smoking also causes Urological cancers, not just Lung Cancer

We know the close association between cigarette smoking and lung cancer. Many people don’t realize that it also causes other cancers. The toxic chemicals in the smoke not only affect the smokers but also non-smokers in the vicinity of smokers. Not surprisingly cigarette smoking also affects urinary tract. It is well known now that smoking […]

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Prostate September 11, 2013

The Prostate Gland

The male reproductive system consists of 2 testicles (in the scrotum), penis, prostate gland, seminal vesicles and a tube to transport sperm – vas. The prostate is a walnut sized gland situated below the bladder (Figure 1), in front of the rectum and behind the pubic bone. It is closely linked with the urinary system, […]

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Prostate August 28, 2013

Prostate Cancer: The Facts

There has been a wide coverage of prostate cancer in the last few weeks in print media. Prostate cancer (PCa) is slightly unusual in the sense that it has a protracted course and may be difficult to diagnose sometimes. It is important that some of the facts about prostate cancer should be understood before deciding […]

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