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

Pars for Prostate fundraiser: September 22, 2022

The First Annual Pars for Prostate golf fundraiser in support of Prostate Cancer Foundation BC takes place September 22, 2022 at Westwood Plateau Golf Course. For information and to register please visit www.parsforprostate.ca

Dr. Black

Terry Fox Run fundraiser: September 18th, 2022

The 42nd Annual Terry Fox Run is taking place on Sunday September 18, 2022. If you are able, please consider joining and/or donating to our team (tax receipts issued), raising funds for the Terry Fox Foundation's ground-breaking cancer research

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

With just a tablespoon of blood, B.C. researchers aim to transform cancer treatment

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Dr. Govind Kaigala appointed Senior Research Scientist

Dr. Govind Kaigala