Purpose of This PDQ Summary
This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive,peer-reviewed,evidence-based information about testicular cancer screening. This summary is reviewed regularly and updated as necessary by the PDQ Screening and Prevention Editorial Board. Information about the following is included in this summary: Testicular cancer incidence and mortality statistics and ...
Lead Poisoning: Tips for Those Who Work With Lead - Topic Overview
To avoid lead poisoning if you have a job or hobby that may expose you to lead: Wash your hands a lot,and don't eat or drink around possible lead sources. Follow U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines for protection from exposure to lead at work. Your employer should provide these guidelines. For more information,see the Other Places to Get Help section of the ...
Picture of the Prostate
WebMD’s Prostate Anatomy Page provides detailed images, definitions, and information about the prostate. Learn about its function, parts, location on the body, and conditions that affect the prostate, as well as tests and treatments for prostate conditions.
A testosterone test measures the level of this male hormone (androgen) in the blood.
Enlarged Prostate: Newer Surgeries - Topic Overview
There are many surgeries to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). But most have not been studied very much. The gold-standard surgery for BPH is transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). When these new surgeries are studied,they are compared to TURP. Other surgeries for BPH include: High-frequency focused ultrasound,in which high frequency sound waves (ultrasound) are used to kill ...
Enlarged Prostate: Transurethral Needle Ablation - Topic Overview
Transurethral needle ablation (TUNA) is used to treat an enlarged prostate gland ( benign prostatic hyperplasia,or BPH ) with a needle-shaped device that delivers heat to very precise areas of the prostate. The device is inserted up the urethra inside a tube (catheter) that protects other tissues from being burned. The heat destroys specific areas that are blocking the flow of urine out of the ...
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) - Health Tools
Health tools help you make wise health decisions about surgery or medications to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) - When To Call a Doctor
Healthwise information on benign prostatic hyperplasia symptoms.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) - Surgery
If you have difficulty urinating because of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), you probably will not need surgery.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) - Other Treatment
Talk with your doctor about how herbal therapy may be used in addition to medical treatment for BPH.