J. Curtis Nickel, MD, FRCSC, presented “When Men with Prostate Cancer Get Prostatitis” during the 33rd International Prostate Cancer Update on January 24, 2023, in Vail, Colorado.

How to cite: Nickel, J. Curtis. When Men with Prostate Cancer Get Prostatitis.” January 2023, 2023. Accessed Jun 2024. https://grandroundsinurology.com/when-men-with-prostate-cancer-get-prostatitis/

When Men with Prostate Cancer Get Prostatitis – Summary

J. Curtis Nickel, MD, FRCSC, discusses the diagnosis, treatment, and outlook for prostate cancer patients with co-occurring prostatitis. He begins by addressing the prevalence of prostatitis, chronic prostatitis (CP), and chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS), and the complicated relationship between differing classes of prostatitis and prostate cancer.

Over the course of the presentation, Dr. Nickel addresses:

  • Warning signs of prostatitis, CP, and CPPS
  • Diagnostic algorithms for identifying prostatitis
  • Impacts of prostatitis on patient QOL
  • Risk factors for pre-existing prostatitis in prostate cancer patients
  • Prostatitis in patients who no longer have prostates
  • The lack of concrete treatment guidelines

Dr. Nickel outlines an algorithm for diagnosing and monitoring prostatitis taking into account urinary, psychosocial, organ-centric, and other symptoms. He concludes by highlighting the importance of treating prostatitis/CP/CPPS in patients with prostate cancer.

About The 33rd Annual International Prostate Cancer Update:
The International Prostate Cancer Update (IPCU), founded in 1990, is a multi-day CME conference focused on prostate cancer treatment updates with expert, international faculty. It is led by expert physicians and is designed for urologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. The 33rd iteration of the meeting occurred January 22-25, 2023 in Vail, Colorado. To view more educational presentations from IPCU 33, visit our collection page.