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Prostate Cancer - Health Info 
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Our medical experts find the best sites covering key medical conditions and problems. They target Australian sites which are informative and easy to read. Sites are rated:
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prostate health improvement program called "mr phip" - australian site

http://prostatehealth.netspot.com.au/v3/index.htm

eMedical rating: 4

This Australian site provides an useful set of information sheets on prostate cancer, including 1. Should I be tested?, 2. Prostate Cancer: Interpreting the PSA test, 3. After the diagnosis, 4. Recurrence after treatment, 5. Hormonal therapy, 6.a list of Useful resources. These info sheets can also be downloaded. There is a comprehensive list of support groups and cancer helplines in AUSTRALIA!!

 

Medical Keywords:

Testing, PSA, hormonal therapy, PSA test, Radical Prostatatectomy, Brachytherapy, Diet Therapy and Herbal Supplementation, Biopsy Specimens, Partin's Predictions, DNA Ploidy Analysis,Gleason score, staging

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Easy to Read and Navigate
  2. Support Groups Listed
  3. Authoritative Sources
  4. Australian Site
  5. Quality Presentation

 

virgil's on-line guide to fighting prostate cancer

http://www.prostate-online.com/

eMedical rating: 3

Provided here is an on-going summary of a prostate cancer survivor's personal research, and experiences. This site is intended to be a 'road-map' for patients looking for information that will enable them to improve their quality of life. Useful links are provided covering many aspects including diagnosis and detection, treatment options, and support services.

 

Medical Keywords:

PSA, Trans-Rectal Ultrasound, TRUS, Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction, Biopsy, Endo-Rectal MRI, Imaging, CT

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Easy to Read and Navigate
  2. Support Groups Listed
  3. Valuable Links
  4. Includes Message Boards or Chat

 

prostate disease awareness group

http://www.monash.edu.au/health/pamphlets/prostate/index.html

eMedical rating: 3

Originally a Monash health promotion project, this site is tailored for people in the general community who are looking for general information regarding prostate disease. This site provides a list of support organisations in Victoria as well as online newsgroups. An excellent, community orientated site with a great deal of Australian relevance.

 

Medical Keywords:

Prostate cancer, DRE, PSA, prostatic biopsy, staging, risk factors, Vasectomy, benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH, benign, metastasis

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Easy to Read and Navigate
  2. Support Groups Listed
  3. Includes Message Boards or Chat
  4. Australian Site

 

prostate pointers

http://www.prostatepointers.org/prostate/

eMedical rating: 3

This site provides a comprehensive database of links on topics listed in the medical keywords below. It is aimed to provide the "full spectrum of information about prostate cancer and general problems of the prostate". No primary information provided, but a long list of links to satisfy the most information-hungry person.

 

Medical Keywords:

Biopsy, Blood tests, Brachytherapy, Chemotherapy, Clinical Trials, Cryosurgery, Death/Grief, Gene/Vaccine, Gynecomastia, Hormone Therapy, Immunotherapy, Impotence, Incontinence, Intermittent CHT, Partin, Prostatitis, PSA, Radiation Therapy, Radical Prostatectomy, Watchful Waiting.

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Medical Detail
  2. Easy to Read and Navigate
  3. Support Groups Listed
  4. Feedback Facilities
  5. Valuable Links
  6. Authoritative Sources
  7. Includes Message Boards or Chat
  8. Australian Site
  9. Quality Presentation

 

us too international,inc.

http://www.ustoo.com/

eMedical rating: 3

This site is home to a prostate cancer support group in the US. However Australian patients can also subscribe to the service (eg newsletter), and again an advantage of the site is that it is up-to-date. Another feature, "On-Line Literature Request" could be useful.

 

Medical Keywords:

Trans-rectal ultrasound, PSA, Gleason score, staging, DRE, Iodine seed implantation brachytherapy, external beam radiotherapy

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Support Groups Listed
  2. Authoritative Sources
  3. Includes Message Boards or Chat

 

alan's prostate cancer information page

http://users.iconz.co.nz/apeacock/cancer.html

eMedical rating: 3

This site is produced by a New Zealand cancer survivor and therefore focuses on the emotional as well as medical side of Prostate cancer. This is a clear and comprehensive site that covers most aspects of the disease well. There are many useful and appropriate links also provided.

 

Medical Keywords:

Free PSA test, staging, grading, MRI, Gleason, Prostascint test, cap cure, Cryosurgical Ablation of the Prostate Gland, Flutamide, Casodex, Goserelin, Zoladex, MGI 114

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Medical Detail
  2. Easy to Read and Navigate
  3. Valuable Links
  4. Includes Message Boards or Chat

 

prostate cancer - doctor's guide to the internet

http://www.pslgroup.com/PROSTCANCER.HTM

eMedical rating: 3

This site provides comprehensive and updated (but more technical) information on prostate cancer. As the title would suggest, it is designed primarily for health professionals. However many anxious patients know a great deal more about their problems nowadays owing to the internet. Such patients could be interested in this information-dense up-to-date website.

 

Medical Keywords:

Prostate cancer, radiation therapy, cyrosurgery, oncoseed, Vitamin E, screening, injectable, seedpods, Palladium-103, finasteride, mutation, prostate cancer gene, PSA, ASCO, cancer-free survival.

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Medical Detail
  2. Support Groups Listed
  3. Authoritative Sources
  4. Includes Message Boards or Chat

 

the prostate lab

http://www.prostatelab.com

eMedical rating: 2

This site is actually a homepage of a prostate pathology lab. It contains an easy-to-understand description of the pathology of prostate cancer (http://www.prostatelab.com/adenocar.htm) with pages dedicated to the explanation of PSA testing, Radical Prostatatectomy, Brachytherapy (Seed Implant), etc. It would be of great help for patients who want an understandable but detailed explanation of various pathology results - Educational Articles for the Hungry Mind (http://www.prostatelab.com/educatio.htm) and the different treatment options available. Overall, a very useful informative read.

 

Medical Keywords:

PSA test, Radical Prostatatectomy, Brachytherapy, Diet Therapy and Herbal Supplementation, Biopsy Specimens, Partin's Predictions, DNA Ploidy Analysis,Gleason score, staging.

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Medical Detail
  2. Easy to Read and Navigate

 

urologic oncology program

http://www.cancer.med.umich.edu/prostcan/prostcan.html

eMedical rating: 2

Provided by the University of Michigan, this site provides a comprehensive array of articles and fact sheets relating to the prevention and treatment of prostate cancer. This site is suitable for readers with a basic knowledge of the disease and who are interested in current and future research into prevention and treatment of prostate cancer.

 

Medical Keywords:

Urologic oncology, prostate cancer, abdominal and pelvic pain, painful urination, frequent urination, infrequent urination, blood, urine, urinary system, kidneys, urinary tract, male, chemotherapy, hormone therapy

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Medical Detail
  2. Valuable Links
  3. Authoritative Sources
  4. Quality Presentation

 

cap cure: association for the cure of cancer of the prostate

http://www.capcure.org/

eMedical rating: 4

This highly informative site comprehensively covers many different areas of prostate cancer ranging from disease symptoms to living with the disease. This site attractive and logically set out which saves time finding the information you are after. Well worth a look.

 

Medical Keywords:

Urologic oncology, prostate cancer, abdominal and pelvic pain, painful urination, frequent urination, infrequent urination, blood in urine, urinary system, kidneys, urinary tract, male, chemotherapy, hormone therapy

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Medical Detail
  2. Easy to Read and Navigate
  3. Feedback Facilities
  4. Valuable Links
  5. Authoritative Sources
  6. Quality Presentation

 

yana: a caring prostate cancer support group

http://www.yananow.net

eMedical rating: 4

This Australian site has been specifically designed to provide support to men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer, their partners and their children. It has information about treatment choices, definitions of medical procedures and conditions, and surviving prostate cancer advice. The most impressive area of this site is the 'mentors' page. The mentors are men living with prostate cancer who have volunteered their services. They are grouped according to the treatment method they chose and can all be contacted by email.

 

Medical Keywords:

Prostate Cancer, prostate gland, Digital Rectal Examination, DRE, Prostate Specific Antigen, PSA, Chemotherapy, Androgen Blockade, Anti-angiogenesis, Brachytherapy, 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy, Cryotherapy, External Beam Radiation, Watchful Waiting, Radical Prostatectomy, Impotence, benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH, benign, metastasis

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Easy to Read and Navigate
  2. Support Groups Listed
  3. Feedback Facilities
  4. Valuable Links
  5. Includes Message Boards or Chat
  6. Australian Site
 
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