Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

Is there a difference between prostate cancer and prostate cysts

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Kyle
17 years experience Urology
Yes: Big difference one is cancer one is a cyst -- which could be a cancer but usually not.
Dr. Robert Carroll
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
HUGE: Benign cysts of prostate tissue are common:1) isolated medial cysts, 2) cysts of the ejaculatory duct, 3) simple or multiple cysts of the parenchyma, ... Read More
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
21 years experience Urology
See below: Even in men with genetic risk factors for prostate cancer, it is not recommended to be screened for the disease until after age 40. A that time, you s ... Read More
1
1 thank
Dr. Richard Sarle
21 years experience Urology
Prostate cancer: I would get a psa test at age 40 given your family history if anybody in your family was diagnosed in there early 50s maybe age 35....But that may ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: Lucky for us - that is one kind of cancer we can't get. Only men have prostates.
1
1 thank
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
We don't know: Prostate cancer is not a cancer that one just "gets". Its appears to be a multifactorial diease that is influenced by genetics but may also occur spor ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: With early detection, treatment, and close follow-up, one can definitely survive prostate cancer. It depends on the stage (extent) of the cancer, the ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
32 years experience Radiation Oncology
Depends on age/stage: Many factors go into the decision making process, including age, health status, grade (gleason score), stage, patient preference, physician preference ... Read More
1
1 comment
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Rank
Specializes in Pathology
Cancer or tumor: Of the prostate typically is a slow growing nodule within the prostate. The gleason grade helps to stratify the tumors that are higher grade from low ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Adler
30 years experience Urology
It does not happen: As women do not have a prostate, they do not get prostate cancer.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sarle
21 years experience Urology
Prostate cancer: Prostate cancer is the most common cancer amoung men in the USA. About 225,000 men are diagnosed each year and about 25,000 men will die from prostat ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Rectal and PSA: A rectal examination and a blood test for prostate specific antigen (psa) are the usual procedures for intial testing. If there is suspician of cance ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month