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Prostate Cancer Topic Guide

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer: Prostate cancer often has no symptoms. Screening includes a digital rectal examination, PSA, and urinalysis. Treatment depends upon age, the patient's medical condition, and whether the tumor has metastasized.

Risk factors for prostate cancer include:
  • advanced age,
  • race,
  • family history,
  • infection with STDs,
  • high-fat diet, and
  • chemical exposure.

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Prostate Cancer Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

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degarelix Degarelix

Degarelix is a man-made form of a protein that reduces the amount of certain hormones in the body, including testosterone...learn more »

triptorelin Triptorelin

Triptorelin is a man-made form of a hormone that regulates many processes in the body. Triptorelin overstimulates the body's own production of certain hormo...learn more »

docetaxel Docetaxel

Docetaxel is used to treat breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, stomach cancer, and head/neck cancer...learn more »

bicalutamide Bicalutamide

Bicalutamide is an anti-androgen. It works in the body by preventing the actions of androgens (male hormones)...learn more »

nilutamide Nilutamide

Nilutamide is an antiandrogen. It works in the body to prevent the actions of androgens (male hormones)...learn more »

goserelin Goserelin

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 Leuprolide

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 Finasteride

Finasteride prevents the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body. DHT is involved in the development of benign prostatic hyperpla...learn more »

flutamide (oral) Flutamide (oral)

Flutamide is an antiandrogen. It works in the body to prevent the actions of androgens (male hormones)...learn more »