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Prostate Cancer - PTU

This page contains links to eMedTV Health Topics containing information on subjects from Prostate Cancer to PTU. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Prostate Cancer (Health Channel Home)
    Prostate cancer is characterized by uncontrolled growth of cells in the prostate gland. This eMedTV health channel offers a wide range of articles on the subject and also explains how to navigate the page to find the information you need.
  • Prostate Cancer (Overview Article)
    Common in older men, prostate cancer is a disease where cancer cells form in the tissues of the prostate. This eMedTV article explains the risk factors for prostate cancer and factors that can affect your treatment options and prognosis.
  • Prostatitis
    An inflammation or infection of the prostate gland is known as prostatitis. This article from the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at this condition, explaining what causes it, how it is treated, and more.
  • Prostin E2
    Prostin E2 is prescribed to cause an abortion or remove the contents of the uterus after a miscarriage. This eMedTV Web selection contains information on this drug, including specific uses, how it works, what to expect during treatment, and more.
  • Protein-Bound Paclitaxel
    A doctor may prescribe protein-bound paclitaxel for the treatment of breast, lung, or pancreatic cancer. This eMedTV Web page discusses protein-bound paclitaxel uses in more detail, explains how the drug works, and offers some general dosing guidelines.
  • Protonix
    Protonix is a drug used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions. This eMedTV article offers an overview of Protonix, including information about how it reduces stomach acid, and links to additional resources.
  • Protopic
    Protopic is a medicated ointment used in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (also called eczema). This eMedTV article provides a detailed look at this prescription drug, with information on side effects, dosing guidelines, safety precautions, and more.
  • Protriptyline
    Protriptyline is a prescription medicine that is licensed for treating depression. This eMedTV Web page further describes the drug, offering detailed information on its effects, dosing information, and possible side effects.
    PROVENGE is a medicine prescribed to treat prostate cancer that no longer responds to hormone therapy. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at this medication, with detailed information on how it works, dosing guidelines, and possible side effects.
  • Proventil
    Proventil is a drug often used to treat or prevent airway spasms caused by asthma or other conditions. This eMedTV article provides an overview of this medication, including details about how it works and some of its more common side effects.
  • Proventil HFA
    Proventil HFA is an environmentally friendly inhaler used to treat or prevent airway spasms. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this medication, including a discussion of how it works, how to use it, and some side effects it may cause.
  • Provera
    Available by prescription, Provera is a drug used to restore insufficient progestin levels in some women. This eMedTV Web selection describes more specific uses of this medicine, explains how it works, covers possible side effects, and more.
  • Provigil
    Provigil is a prescription drug that is used for promoting wakefulness in people with certain conditions. This eMedTV page further explains what Provigil is used for, lists possible side effects that may occur, and offers general dosing information.
  • Prozac
    Prozac is a type of antidepressant that is used to treat panic disorder, depression, and other conditions. This eMedTV article further discusses specific Prozac uses and offers details on the drug's dosage information and possible side effects.
  • PSA
    On a screening test, a man can have low PSA, and prostate cancer can still be present, although in a clinically insignificant form. This eMedTV article discusses low PSA and prostate cancer in detail and explains recent research findings.
  • PSA Test
    A PSA test is used to screen for prostate cancer, as well as to monitor recurrence of the disease. This eMedTV article discusses this test in detail, including what the results mean, the test's limitations, and the controversy surrounding it.
  • Pseudoephedrine
    Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant commonly used to relieve nasal and sinus congestion. This eMedTV resource covers the drug's uses in more detail, explains how it works, and describes the various forms that this product comes in.
  • Psoriasis (Health Channel Home)
    In a person with psoriasis, patches of thick, red skin form on the knees, scalp, palms, and other locations. This eMedTV channel offers dozens of in-depth articles, covering topics ranging from the various types of psoriasis to what causes the disease.
  • Psoriasis (Overview Article)
    Psoriasis is a skin disorder that affects almost 3 percent of the US population. This eMedTV article offers a detailed description of this condition and explains its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
    In someone with psoriatic arthritis, the joints (and sometimes other areas of the body) become inflamed. This eMedTV page gives an overview of this condition, noting in particular who it affects and how often it occurs, as well as possible symptoms.
  • Psychogenic Seizures
    Psychogenic seizures may look like epileptic seizures, but they are caused by psychological factors. This eMedTV page provides detailed information about these types of seizures and explains why they must be treated differently from epileptic seizures.
  • PTSD
    PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that develops in some people who experience or witness a terrifying event. As this eMedTV page explains, however, people with the condition can be helped through medications and carefully targeted psychotherapy.
  • PTU
    People who have an overactive thyroid may be prescribed a drug called PTU. This segment of the eMedTV library takes a detailed look at this medication, with information on side effects, when and how to take it, dosing information, and more.
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