The male reproductive system includes seven structures, the penis, scrotum (balls), testicles (testes), vas Deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate gland (problems include enlarged prostate or BPH, prostate cancer, and proctitis), and the urethra (problems include urethra blockage, difficulty urinating, and increase in frequency).
Certain drugs, medications, environmental factors, health problems, and a number of diseases and conditions can affect or alter the function of any or all of these structures.
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Prostate Cancer Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins
Triptorelin is a man-made form of a hormone that regulates many processes in the body...learn more »
Docetaxel is used to treat breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, stomach cancer, and head/neck cancer...learn more »
Bicalutamide is an anti-androgen. It works in the body by preventing the actions of androgens (male hormones)...learn more »
Nilutamide is used to treat prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body...learn more »
Goserelin is a man-made form of a hormone that regulates many processes in the body. Goserelin overstimulates the body's own production of certain hormones,...learn more »
Leuprolide overstimulates the body's own production of certain hormones, which causes that production to shut down temporarily. Leuprolide reduces the amoun...learn more »
Finasteride prevents the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body. DHT is involved in the development of benign prostatic hyperpla...learn more »