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Prostate cancer and back pain

Prostate cancer and back pain

Chronic back pain can sometimes be a symptom of advanced prostate cancer. However, there are many other possible causes of back pain. The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that sits below the bladder and wraps around the urethra. This gland is part of the male reproductive system and is involved in the production of semen. […]

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PSA levels after prostatectomy

PSA levels after prostatectomy

A prostatectomy is a type of surgery during which a surgeon will remove the prostate gland, often due to cancer. Following the operation, doctors use prostate-specific antigen testing to check for signs of cancer recurrence. The prostate gland produces low levels of a protein called prostate-specific antigen (PSA). Cancerous prostate cells also produce PSA. Doctors […]

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What are the most common causes of pelvic pain in men?

What are the most common causes of pelvic pain in men?

Pelvic pain occurs between the navel and groin. It may result from a urinary tract infection, sexually transmitted infection, or prostatitis, which is inflammation of the prostate. These issues are relatively common. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) estimate that chronic pelvic pain syndrome affects 10–15 percent of the male […]

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What are bone metastases in prostate cancer?

What are bone metastases in prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer can sometimes spread from the prostate to the bones, which is known as bone metastasis. Although there is no cure for bone metastases, treatment can help relieve symptoms and extend life. Metastasis is the term for cancer spreading to other parts of the body. Although prostate cancer can spread to any part of […]