There are currently 7 terms in this directory beginning with the letter N.
Treatment given before the primary treatment. Usually involves chemotherapy or radiation.
Nerve Sparing Prostatectomy
Surgery to remove the prostate in which the surgeon tries to save a man's ability to have erections by leaving in the neurovascular bundles that control that function. In some cases, the urologist is able to spare the nerves on both sides of the gland; in others, the tumor is so close to one set of nerves that he has to sacrifice those nerves to be sure the entire tumor is removed. Some surgeons have been concerned that it is more likely to leave some cancer cells behind.
A nerve problem that causes pain, numbness, tingling, swelling or muscle weakness in different parts of the body. It usually begins in the hands or feet and may worsen over time. It is a common side effect from platinum-based chemotherapy drugs.
Non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. nmCRPC is prostate cancer that does not respond to hormone treatment but is still contained within the prostate and has not spread to other parts of the body.
Excessive urination during the night.
A registered nurse with a master's or doctoral degree and special certification. Nurse practitioners diagnose and manage illness and disease, usually working closely with doctors.
A nutritionist provides information and guidance about good nutrition. This can help a patient combat cancer- or treatment-related weight loss or gain by recommending foods that provide adequate calories, vitamins, and protein. In addition, a nutritionist provides helpful tips and recipes customized to fit your specific dietary needs.