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Category: Prostate Heatlh

Prostate Cancer: From Screening to Diagnosis to Treatment – Dr. Hitesh Singh

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among men and causes about 36,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. Some men, based on ethnicity, occupation, family history and age, are more susceptible. The U.T. Health Science Center’s Dr. Hitesh Singh talks about the screening, diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer in this latest post to HealthConnection.TV.

What is the likelihood that a man will develop prostate cancer over the course of his lifetime? (first question)

What causes prostate cancer? (skip to 0:43)

How is prostate cancer detected? (skip to 2:00)

Why has the PSA test for prostate cancer become controversial? (skip to 2:37)

What would be the impact if the medical community stopped using the PSA test as a screening tool? (skip to 4:15)

What are the symptoms of prostate cancer? (skip to 4:47)

How serious is a diagnosis of prostate cancer? (skip to 5:22)

How is prostate cancer treated? (skip to 6:25)

Are there things a man can do to prevent getting prostate cancer? (skip to 8:15)

What does the future hold for prostate cancer treatment? (skip to 8:53)

Prostate Health – Dr. Thomas Belt

As men get older, one of the most common health concerns is prostate health. Most men will experience symptoms of an enlarged prostate and increasing age brings about a corresponding increased risk for prostate cancer. The University of Texas Health Science Center’s Dr. Thomas Belt talks about prostate health in this post to HealthConnection.TV.

What is prostatitis and what are the symptoms? (first question)

Why can prostatitis be difficult to diagnose and treat? (skip to 1:29)

What is benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, and how common is it? (skip to 2:15)

How is BPH treated? (skip to 3:22)

Why does the prostate gland in men seem prone to cancer? How common is prostate cancer? (skip to 4:22)

Are there early warning signs for prostate cancer? (skip to 4:53)

How is prostate cancer treated? (skip to 5:40)

Are there proactive steps that can be taken toward having a healthier prostate? Does nutrition play a role? (skip to 8:00)

What role does exercise play in keeping a healthy prostate? (skip to 9:58)