Medications and surgery are available if an enlarged prostate is causing problems. A man's prostate gland usually starts to enlarge after he reaches age 40 years or middle age.
Expert Views and News
- Statins Again Shown to Improve Odds After Cancer D
- Prostate Cancer and Vasectomy Not Linked
- Linked: Baldness, Risk for Prostate Cancer Death
- Scientists Identify 5 Types of Prostate Cancer
- Dogs Find Prostate Cancer by Smell
- The Future of Cancer Detection
- Proton Beam Therapy Better for Prostate Cancer?
- Prostate Cancer: Start-and-Stop Hormone Therapy Works
- Can Prostate Cancer Screening Improve Men's Lives?
- Study: PSA Testing Cuts Worst Prostate Cancers
- Eat Antioxidants to Lower Pancreatic Cancer Risk?
- Prostate Cancer Surgery May Not Always Up Survival
- PSA Screening Controversy: FAQ
- Panel: Don't Get PSA Prostate Cancer Screen
- Some Cholesterol Drugs May Slow Prostate Growth
- Ultrasound 'Male Lumpectomy' for Prostate Cancer
- Best Prostate Cancer Radiation?
- PSA Test Cuts Prostate-Cancer Deaths -- At a Cost
- Can Circumcision Prevent Prostate Cancer?
- New Type of Prostate Cancer Pill Extends Lives
- Study: Radioactive Seeds Beat Out Other Prostate Cancer Treatments
- Drug for Enlarged Prostate May Slow Cancer Growth
- Common Prostate Cancer Treatment May Be Less Risky Than Thought
- Vitamin E Supplements May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk
- Infections Linked to Biopsies for Prostate Cancer
- Shorter Course of Radiation May Treat Prostate Cancer
- Combination Therapy May Treat Prostate Cancer
- FDA: Prostate Cancer Risk From BPH, Hair Drugs
- Prostate Cancer Drug Zytiga May Extend Life
- Coffee May Lower Prostate Cancer Risk
- Prostate Cancer: Early Surgery or Watchful Waiting?
- FDA Approves Prostate Cancer Drug Zytiga
- Prostate Cancer Screening
- Weight Gain After Prostate Cancer Therapy
- Prostate Cancer Test Debate
- FDA Panel Rejects Drugs to Prevent Prostate Cancer
- FDA: Prostate Cancer Drugs Raise Diabetes, Heart Risk
- Aggressive Treatment for Prostate Cancer Normal
- Drug for Advanced Prostate Cancer
- Avodart May Lower Prostate Cancer Risk
- Balding Before 30 May Cut Prostate Cancer Risk
- STD Linked to Prostate Cancer
- Virus Linked to Prostate Cancer
- Prostate Cancer: Who Needs Chemical Castration?
- Fatty Fish May Cut Prostate Cancer Risk
- Prostate Cancer: No Treatment OK for Some
- Folic Acid May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk
- 'Male Lumpectomy' for Prostate Cancer
- Drug May Help Prevent Prostate Cancer
- Drug Combo May Fight Prostate Cancer
Prostate Cancer Topic Guide - Visuals
Prostate Cancer Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins
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