Prostate and Urinary Health

Learn about prostate health and conditions, including prostate cancer. Your primary care doctor may treat some of these conditions, or you may be referred to another physician, such as a urologist, for evaluation and treatment. If you have prostate cancer, your primary care physician will help coordinate care with your cancer treatment team

If you do not see a topic of interest to you, please try the A to Z listing of health conditions.

recommended reading
These articles provide in-depth information and are written to help you make the best healthcare decisions for you and your loved ones.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Urinary Incontinence in Men
Urinary Problems and Injuries, Age 12 and Older
Urinary Tract Infections in Teens and Adults
Prostate Cancer
Prostate Cancer, Advanced or Metastatic
Prostate Cancer: Prevention
Prostate Cancer: Screening
Prostate Cancer: Treatment

decision points
When dealing with an illness or health problem, you have to make decisions—when to call a doctor, which test to have, and what treatment to use. Decision Points are designed to help you learn about your choices and options, and to prepare you to work with your healthcare provider to make the best decision for your care.
Should I have surgery or take medication to treat BPH?
Should I use medication or watchful waiting to treat BPH?
Should I have a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test to screen for prostate cancer?
Should I have radiation therapy or a prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer?

action sets
Action Sets are designed to help you take an active role in managing a health condition. Action Sets provide the tools and information you can use in the day-to-day management of your health conditions.
Controlling Cancer Pain
tests & procedures

Your doctor may recommend screening or diagnostic tests to evaluate your condition. To learn more about these tests and diagnostic procedures use the section of this site called Medical Tests A to Z.

Cancer Pain
Erection Problems
Exposure to Sexually Transmitted Diseases
medication center
medication assistance

This section provides you with an alphabetical listing of more than 1,000 medications, including prescription drugs and those you can purchase over-the-counter. Just select your medications to learn more about them. You can choose your medication by brand name or generic name.

Medications A-Z

If you are having difficulty paying for your medications you may qualify for financial assistance or free medications. Visit the Medication Assistance Center to learn about available medication and insurance programs.

Don't let financial problems stop you from getting the treatment you need; there are resources and organizations that may be able to help you.

additional resources

This listing provides you with Internet sites that are sponsored by government agencies or are well-known and credible national organizations.

MEDLINEplus-Prostate Cancer
National Cancer Institute

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse

Prostate Cancer Foundation

The Prostatitis Foundation

Urology Health

Surfing the Internet
When looking at Internet sites, remember that the information can be sponsored by anyone. Take into account the sponsoring group or individual when gathering information or help. Be especially careful about giving out personal or financial information.

Learn more about surfing the web:

Cáncer de la próstata - [Prostate Cancer]
Ensanchamiento de la próstata - [Prostate Enlargement]
Infecciones de la próstata - [Prostate Infection (Prostatitis)]
Infecciones de las vías urinarias - [Urinary Tract Infections]
Pérdida del control para orinar - [Urinary Incontinence]
Problemas de erección - [Erection Problems]

Last modified on: 30 June 2015

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