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

Rock4Prostate

Rock4Prostate fundraiser - Friday Nov 8, 2019

The 2nd annual Rock4Prostate event takes place Friday Nov 8 at the Backstage Lounge Pub on Granville Island.  Tickets available at Eventbrite and at the door ($20 or $10 for students 19+), with proceeds going to Prostate Cancer Canada.  Please visit the Facebook event page for more details

VPC Movember 2013 team

Movember fundraiser: Nov. 1 - 30, 2019

Movember is an international charity raising funds for men's health initiatives. Movember Canada focuses on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Please visit moteam.co/the-vancouver-prostate-centre to join or donate to our Centre's Movember fundraising team.

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Monday, September 16, 2019

Drs Cox, Gleave and Goldenberg awarded Prostate Cancer Canada and Movember 2019 Discovery Grants

Drs Cox, Gleave and Goldenberg
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Drs. Wyatt and Sorensen receive 2019 UBC Faculty of Medicine Awards for Distinguished Achievement

Drs Wyatt and Sorensen
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Drs. Sorensen, Ester and Huntsman elected to Royal Society of Canada

Drs Sorensen, Ester, Huntsman