Diseases & Conditions


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Cancer, Prostate


Synonyms of Cancer, Prostate
  • Adenocarcinoma of the Prostate
  • Cancer of the Prostate Gland
  • Carcinoma of the Prostate
  • Prostatic Cancer
  • Prostatic Carcinoma

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Prostate cancer is a prevalent form of cancer affecting only males. Cancer is a disease in which malignant cell development occurs, causing destruction of healthy tissue. The prostate gland, responsible for sperm vitality, is about the size of a walnut and surrounds the part of the male urethra beneath the bladder. Cancer of the prostate gland commonly occurs in older men. Average age of onset is 73 years.



    Organizations related to Cancer, Prostate
    • American Cancer Society, Inc.
      1599 Clifton Road NE
      Atlanta GA 30329
      Phone #: 404-320-3333
      800 #: 800-227-2345
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.cancer.org
    • Cancer Research UK
      PO Box 123
      London Intl WC2A 3PX
      Phone #: 020--72-42 0200
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.imperialcancer.co.uk
    • Cancer.Net
      American Society of Clinical Oncology
      Alexandria VA 22314
      Phone #: 571-483-1780
      800 #: 888-651-3038
      e-mail: contactus@cancer.net
      Home page: http://www.cancer.net/patient
    • Dattoli Cancer Foundation, sponsor of Prostate Cancer Resource Network
      2803 Fruitville Road
      Sarasota FL 34237
      Phone #: 941-365-5599
      800 #: 800-915-1001
      e-mail: info@dattolifoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.dattolifoundation.org
    • Friends of Cancer Research
      2231 Crystal Drive
      Arlington VA 22202
      Phone #: 703-302-1503
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@focr.org
      Home page: http://www.focr.org
    • Lance Armstrong Foundation
      PO Box 161550
      Austin TX 78716-1150
      Phone #: 512-236-8820
      800 #: 866-235-7205
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.livestrong.org
    • National Cancer Institute
      6116 Executive Blvd, MSC 8322, Room 3036A
      Bethesda MD 20892-8322
      Phone #: 301-435-3848
      800 #: 800-422-6237
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.cancer.gov
    • OncoLink: The University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center Resource
      3400 Spruce Street
      Philadelphia PA 19104-4283
      Phone #: 215-349-5445
      800 #: --
      e-mail: editors@oncolink.upenn.edu
      Home page: http://www.oncolink.upenn.edu
    • Patient Advocates for Advanced Cancer Treatments
      1143 Parmelee NW
      Grand Rapids MI 49504-3844
      Phone #: 616-453-1477
      800 #: --
      e-mail: paact@iserv.net
      Home page: http://www.paactusa.org
    • Prostate Cancer Charity (UK)
      Du Cane Road
      London Intl W12 ONN
      Phone #: 018-1 3-83 8124
      800 #: --
      e-mail: n.roberts@rpms.ac.uk
      Home page: http://www.prostate-cancer.org.uk
    • Prostate Pointers
      Web Site on the Internet
      None None None
      Phone #: --
      800 #: --
      e-mail: gary@rattler.cameron.edu
      Home page: http://www.rattler.cameron.edu/prostate/
    • Robert Mathews Foundation
      112242 NE 58th Pl
      Kirkland WA 98033-7518
      Phone #: 916-567-1400
      800 #: 800-234-6284
      e-mail: mathews@sna.com
      Home page: http://www.mathews.org
    • US TOO International, Inc., Prostate Cancer Survivor Support Groups
      930 North York Road
      Hinsdale IL 60521-2993
      Phone #: (63-0) -323-1002
      800 #: (80-0) -808-7866
      e-mail: ustoo@ustoo.com
      Home page: http://www.ustoo.com
    • Wellness Community
      919 18th Street N.W.
      Washington DC 20006
      Phone #: 202-659-9709
      800 #: 888-793-9355
      e-mail: help@thewellnesscommunity.org
      Home page: http://www.thewellnesscommunity.org



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