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  • Can I ever stop taking my prostate medicine?

    Q: I was diagnosed with an enlarged prostate. My urologist has prescribed finasteride (Proscar) and tamsulosin (Flomax) to treat it. My urine flow has improved and I am able to empty my bladder. When can I stop taking these drugs?
  • Prostate exam a good place to start

    Prostate exam a good place to start
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have had a PSA of 1.2 for many years. Now a year later my PSA is 2.1. Should I be concerned and check further? I am 67 years old. ANSWER: Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein made by prostate tissue. Prostate cancer cells make...

    Drug may cut prostate cancer risk

    Drug may cut prostate cancer risk
    Men at an above-normal risk of prostate cancer may be able to reduce their risk of developing the disease by taking a drug already on the market. In research reported recently, the drug dutasteride, currently used to shrink enlarged prostates, was...

    Does Diet Affect an Enlarged Prostate?

    Does Diet Affect an Enlarged Prostate?
    After watching one of those commercials about guys having the frequent need to urinate, my husband asked me if the problem was related to diet. Shortly after that, someone sent in a similar question to this : "Does anyone know if there are certain foods I...

    Surgery Improves Prostate Symptoms?

    Surgery Improves Prostate Symptoms?
    Medications, laser treatment and surgery can all arrest the growth of an enlarged prostate gland, but only surgery can produce an improvement in symptoms, particularly a reduction in incontinence, researchers said. The surgery, known as transurethral...