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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also called prostate enlargement, is a noncancerous increase in size of the prostate. Symptoms may include frequent urination, trouble starting to urinate, weak stream, inability to urinate, or loss of bladder control. Complications can include urinary tract infections, bladder stones, and chronic kidney problems. 

Digital Rectal Exam

Digital Rectal Exam (DRE) A digital rectal examination (DRE) is a simple procedure doctors use to examine the lower rectum and other internal organs. A DRE is done for a number of reasons. It's a quick, easy way to check the health of a man's prostate gland.t can detect conditions like an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia) and prostate cancer. 

Prostate Health Education Network

The PHEN mission is to eliminate the African American prostate cancer disparity. Black men in the United States have the nation's highest prostate cancer incidence and mortality rates. PHEN's mission also includes advocacy efforts to increase the overall support and resources to wage a war on prostate cancer that will eventually lead to a cure for the disease for the benefit of all men. 

Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Test

Prostate Specific Antigen is a test that measures the level of PSA in the blood. PSA is a substance made mostly by the prostate that may be found in an increased amount in the blood of men who have prostate cancer.

Prostatitis

Prostatitis is a frequently painful condition that involves inflammation of the prostate and sometimes the areas around the prostate. Scientists have identified four types of prostatitis: chronic prostatitis or chronic pelvic pain syndrome. acute bacterial prostatitis. chronic bacterial prostatitis.

Team Prostate

Team Prostate is a peer-to-peer outreach program to promote early detection. It's about friends helping friends by encouraging men to be screened, know their prostate health and get help early when needed. This site is designed to provide facts and to answer questions you may not even know you have. Team Prostate is here to help you - and to help you help others make well-informed decisions, and to provide resources and support.

The Black Men's Health Survey

For decades, Black men have had the shortest life spans out of any racial or gender group in the United States and, today, that gap still exists. 

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