Cancer

Prostate cancer

About Prostate cancer

The prostate is the gland below a man's bladder that produces fluid for semen. Prostate cancer is common among older men. It is rare in men younger than 40. Risk factors for developing prostate cancer include being over 65 years of age, family history, and being African-American.

Symptoms of Prostate cancer
  • Problems passing urine, such as pain, difficulty starting or stopping the stream, or dribbling
  • Low back pain
  • Pain with ejaculation

All Medications for Prostate cancer

  • Zytiga
    (abiraterone)
    Prescription only

    Zytiga (abiraterone) is an effective oral treatment for prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, but it needs to be taken with another medicine called prednisone.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
  • Taxotere
    (docetaxel)
    Prescription only

    As with other chemotherapy, Taxotere (docetaxel) is linked with serious side effects but there has been over 2 decades of experience showing its effectiveness and safety in patients.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Injection
  • Casodex
    (bicalutamide)
    Prescription only

    Casodex (bicalutamide) treats later stages of prostate cancer in combination with another medication, but it can cause hot flashes.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
  • Cortef
    (Hydrocortisone)
    Prescription only

    Cortef (Hydrocortisone) is identical to an essential hormone that humans produce and has been proven to work safely.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Liquid
    • Suppository

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