Prostatitis

Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate gland that results in urinary frequency and urgency, burning or painful urination and pain in the lower back and genital area, among other symptoms. There are two forms of prostatitis, acute and chronic.

Screening And Diagnosis

Acute prostatitis causes severe, sudden symptoms:

  • A burning sensation while urinating
  • Frequent, strong urges to urinate
  • Difficulty getting urine to pass

Chronic prostatitis symptoms develop more slowly than acute prostatitis. They include:

  • Frequent and strong urges to urinate
  • Some slowing of the urinary stream
  • An ache or pain in the genitals, rectum, lower abdomen or lower back

Treatments

Acute prostatitis can usually be cured with treatment that includes:

  • Antibiotics
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Bed rest
  • Plenty of fluids

A single episode of acute prostatitis is no worse than a case of the flu but, if not treated properly, may become much more serious and, eventually, chronic.  Treatment of chronic prostatitis includes long-term antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs. It may help to avoid smoking, caffeine, alcohol and spicy foods.  For more information, visit http://www.cua.org/en/patient-information

A World Class Centre

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has a track record of success that has earned it a reputation as one of the world’s most respected cancer facilities. It is a National Centre of Excellence and a designated Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research.

Events

PCF BC

Ride to Live 2018 and 50-50 Draw: May 27

The West Coast Motorcycle Ride to Live, raising funds for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, takes place on Sunday May 27, 2018 in Vancouver, Victoria & the Fraser Valley. Follow the links to join a ride or donate to a rider; or to buy a ticket for a 50/50 draw (BC residents only).

Tournament for Life 2018

2018 Harry Rosen Tournament for Life, June 11

The 2018 Harry Rosen Tournament for Life will be held June 11 at Point Grey Golf & Country Club. The annual event is organized by the UBC & VGH Hospital Foundation to raise funds for the Vancouver Prostate Centre. Click here to visit the Foundation's website for further information.

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Recent publications identify new targets for prostate cancer research

Buttyan and Wang lab groups
Friday, May 4, 2018

Discoveries in Dr. Zoubeidi's lab featured in PCF News

Dr. Amina Zoubeidi
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

MSFHR Health Professional-Investigator award for Dr Black

MSFHR Health Professional-Investigator award for Dr Black
Dr. Peter Black
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