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Prostate Center

The prostate gland is a small, deep-seated organ of the male pelvis responsible for a number of maladies and conditions including prostatitis, prostate enlargement, and prostate cancer. Many men with urinary difficulties have problems with the prostate; prostate problems can effect urination, sexual function, and quality of life (QOL). The Prostate Center of UCW is devoted to the care and maintenance of prostate health. We use a holistic, preventative philosophy when it comes to many of the conditions that are currently over-treated in the US with unnecessary medications, surgery, or radiation. Still, there are those patients who may benefit from these important treatment types. Please contact us at the Prostate Center for any consultation regarding your overall heatlh or concerns and problems you think are related to the prostate gland.

Prostate Enlargement & BPH

Prostatic enlargement can occur as men age. However, a large prostate may produce no symptoms and does not require treatment. On the other hand, even mild prostate enlargement can cause urinary difficulties requiring treatment. Click here to find out more.

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is very common in older men but the majority of causes may not need treatment. Our oncology trained specialists can help determine if the prostate cancer you have is a low risk tumor that can be watched closely or if the tumor requires treatment.

Top Ten Reasons for an elevated Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)


1. Prostate enlargement
2. Prostatic infection or abscess
3. Prostatic Inflammation
4. Prostate Cancer
5. Bladder Catheterization
6. Prolonged sitting or bike riding
7. Recent sexual activity
8. Prostatic atrophy
9. Prostatic infarct
10. Test Variation

Prostatitis

Inflammation of the prostate, or prostatitis, can be painful and lead to many urinary difficulties. Prostatitis can be treated using a change in exercise, diet, herbal remedies, stress level, and, sometimes, prescribed medicine.

PSA testing: When it it a good idea?

The American Urologic Association has published thoughtful guidelines about which men should consider getting the PSA test. The guidelines go a long way to make sure men with important cancers are found and men without cancer do not undergoing unnecessary testing.

PCA-III: the genetics of cancer

There is a new genetic test called PCA-III that uses a small sample of urine to detect prostate cells. High levels of PCA-III may suggest a man is at risk for a serious cancer whereas low levels can mean no cancer or a low risk cancer.

Clinical Trials

Some men may find that standard treatments are not sufficient to treat their prostatic diseases, from long term prostatitis to prostate cancer. Our NIH-trained researchers will help enroll you in a clinical trial that may provide you with a new opportunity for treatment that is not available to everyday doctors.