Prostate Cancer

What is Prostate Cancer?


There are many different types of prostate cancer, but when we speak about prostate cancer we are usually talking about prostate adenocarcinoma. Adenocarcinoma is a tumor which originates from the glandular component of the gland. In plain English, the cells which normally contibute fluid to the ejaculate spread beyond their normal bounds.


A Short Note on Using the Internet for Prostate Cancer Research

Prostate cancer is a diverse and varied condition. No two men are the same and no two tumors are exactly the same. For this reason, be cautious when reading information about prostate cancer as it may not be relevant to your situation. Furthermore, you are likely to know someone with prostate cancer or receive advice from well-intentioned individuals regarding what you should do. Unless they have all of the details or your condition and are a urologist or cancer specialist you should take the advice with a grain of salt and be cautious about extrapolating their experience and situation to your own.


We are here to provide you with the perspective and insight that comes from treating thousands of men with prostate cancer over many years and having managed the entire spectrum of this disease. We will provide you with all of the relevant information to assist with your own research or should you choose to obtain a second opinion elsewhere. We have endeavored to include what we feel to be the most important subjects on prostate cancer since it is impossible to be comprehensive.  


On the Web

General Prostate Cancer Web-Resources

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York is an excellent resource for information on prostate cancer. Balanced, unbiased discussions of the disease, including discussion regarding some of the controversies in prostate cancer.

General Information on Cancer

UNDERSTANDING CANCER - Metrovan Urology info on the principles of diagnosis, staging, prognosis and more.

American Cancer Society

BC Cancer Agency: Good general website from the British Columbia Cancer Agency. Has contact information on locations.

National Cancer Institute: Excellent source of understandable and mainly unbiased information. Several very good brochures on every stage of prostate cancer.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: peer-reviewed expert content/prostate cancer guidance on evidence-based cancer diagnosis and management. Best for Prostate and Kidney Cancer. The most in-depth information is located in the physician section and requires registration.