July 2009 Issue

The Latest On Protecting The Prostate From Cancer, Enlargement And More

Most men will experience a prostate problem at some point in their lives because much can go awry with this walnut-sized gland beneath the bladder. The most common conditions include prostatitis—inflammation of the prostate—which can cause pain and can interfere with urination and sexual functioning, and benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH)—enlargement of the prostate—which causes frequent urination, but does not impair sexual function. Scarier is prostate cancer, the most frequent cancer in men over age 50. It has a high cure rate if detected early, but undetected it can be deadly. The good news, however, is that with all that can go wrong, there is much that can be done to protect the prostate. Here’s how.

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