an ultrasound procedure used to diagnose prostate cancer. sound waves are sent and recieved by a transducer in the form of a probe that is placed into the rectum. The sound waves are transformed into an image of the prostate gland
prostate- specific antigen (PSA)
a blood test that measures the level of prostate specific antigen in the blood. Elevated test results may indicate the presence of prostate cancer or excess prostate tissue, as found in a benign prostatic hyper plasia
digital rectal examination (DRE)
a physical examination in which the physician incerts a finger into the rectum and feels for the size and the shape of the prostate gland through the rectal wall.
aquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids)
a disease that effects the bodys immune system, transmitted by exchange of body fluid during the sexual act, reuse of contaminated needles, or recieveing contaminated blood transfusions
a sexually transmitted disease, sometimes reffered to as a silent STD because many people arent aware that they have it. Symptoms occur when the disease becomes serous are painful urination and discharge from the penis in men and genital itching, vaginal discharge, and bleeding between menstrual periods in women. The causative agent is c. trachomatis
period when secondary sex characteristics develop and the ability to reproduce sexually begins
sexually transmitted disease (STD)
diseases, such as syphilis, gonorrhea and genital herpes, transmitted during sexual contact
chronic infection caused by bacterium treponema pallidum, which usually is transmitted by sexual contact, may be aquired in utero or contracted through direct contact with infected tissue. If left untreated the infection progresses to three differnt stages. The initial local infection quickly becomes a widespread dissemation of the bacterium.