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is it uncommon to have prostate cancer go undetected for several years

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
No: It is not unusual for prostate cancer to go undetected for years, especially if the patient is not undergoing a yearly routine physical examination. T ... Read More
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
27 years experience Urology
No: Many men have a lower grade of cancer that can grow slowly for years. Others have more aggressive forms that spread rapidly. Early detection and lots ... Read More

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Javid Tavari
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Very very unlikely: It is very very unlikely at age 26, but unfortunately anything possible in this world. The youngest I have had , he was 40 years of age.
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Unlikely : For a typical prostate cancer that originates from prostate gland - it is unlikely to happen at your age. It is usually more common at older age -60 ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Joseph Jeu
43 years experience Family Medicine
It : It is perfectly reasonable to use an ed medication such as cialis, levitra, (vardenafil) viagra if you are in otherwise good health. Best wishes.
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Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience Radiation Oncology
I : I would be careful if you are thinking about taking one of the herbal or male supplement pills marketed to increase penis size. Many of these product ... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Erectile Dysfunction: I understand your concern for lack of libido after prostate cancer treatment. your sex life isn’t just about having sex.it involves how you feel about ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Needs further monito: One PSA value is rarely helpful. Your friend should get recheck of his PSA on 3-4 occasions, roughly 3 months apart and see the results. If the PSA le ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
No: Not an "emergency" per se. You should however let your urologist know about this. Most of the time hematospermia is not significant. You may need cy ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Generally not.: Any treatment for prostate cancer requires a careful assessment of risk and benefit. There is no age cutoff for cancer treatment, but most guidelines ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely twice: Unlikely some one 25 year old to get cancer of prostate , usual age is 40 + and incidence increases with age. It is unlikely to impregnate as after ra ... Read More
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A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
21 years experience Radiation Oncology
Possibly normal: It looks like you had a decimal point before the numbers, so i'm assuming that both of these values are less than one. Depending on what the psa valu ... Read More

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