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preventing prostate cancer

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
No, not really...: The studies on how to prevent prostate cancer have not proved to be definitive, and even conflicting. The key nutritional ingredients on studies are s ... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience in Urology
None: Prostate cancer is not preventable. There is no special diet or activity one do to prevent its occurance. Since it cannot be prevented, screening is r ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience in Urology
Unfortunately...: There does not appear to be a silver bullet to prevent prostate cancer. Recent studies have ruled out vitamin e, selenium, & 5-ars as convincing chemo ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertram Yuh
8 years experience in Urologic Oncology
No: Overwhelming support for prostate massage in the prevention of prostate cancer is not substantiated which is why it has not become the standard of car ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience in Urology
No: Prostate cancer is multifactorial. It can occur sporadically or be familial (in the genes). Even if there isma family history of prostate cancer, scre ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Not likely: While I am not aware of any studies that examined this issue, i doubt prostatic massage will change the risk of prostate cancer.
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A 81-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
First question: Is whether treatment is necessary, depends on gleason score and psa. Treatment may not add value to you. Watchful waiting follows your psa #, rate of ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Prostate cancer: The most common metastatic site would be bones-although it also can go to other sites- lymph glands, lung, liver etc.. Symptoms will depend on the loc ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Castle
Specializes in General Surgery
In theory, prostate cancer cells can spread anywhere in the body: In practice, though, most cases of prostate cancer metastasis occur in the lymph nodes and the bones. Prostate cancer metastasis occurs when cells bre ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Cancer spread: Any cancer that is metastatic is one that has spread beyond its primary site. In the case of prostate cancer, it is metastatic when cancer cells are f ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience in Urology
No: Prostate cancer is not caused by prostate stimulation or sexual activity. It is related to genetics and race. Lack of sexual activity is also not a ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
15 years experience in Radiation Oncology
No proven data: No evidence to suggest that to be the case.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
24 years experience in Urology
Three Main Things: At this time, there are no known direct causes for prostate cancer. Three factors are known. As men age, the risk for prostate cancer increases. Ra ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience in Urology
A type of treatment.: Testicular removal, or surgical castration, is not a cure for prostate cancer. It is used as a type of androgen deprivation therapy (adt) in cases whe ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
Non-specific: Autopsies of elderly men who die of multiple causes often discloses an occult prostate cancer, meaning that some cancers never cause any symptoms at a ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
49 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
No: In humans there are almost no contagious cancers and bladder is not one of them.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience in Urology
No: Prostate cancer is not the male version of prostate cancer. The prostate and ovaries are seperate organs and not related to each other.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Adler
30 years experience in Urology
No: Penile cancer is very rare in the United States with only approximately 1300 new cases per year. In contrast, prostate cancer is the most common soli ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Healthy Lifestyle: The best things you can do include avoiding estrogen-progesterone pills, smoking, and radiation exposure. Exercise, a healthy low-fat diet, and avoid ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
20 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Nope: No data to say masturbating prevents prostate cancer. Men who are both sexually active and not active get prostate cancer. Masturbating won't hu ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Wing
13 years experience in Internal Medicine
Varies.: Some people with prostate cancer may not have any symptoms and are found with a prostate nodule on routine examination or have blood work that shows a ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Nowadays....: Overall survival of all prostate cancers is about: 5-yr relative survival - almost 100%; 10-yrs, about 99%;15-yr, about 94%. But its stage-related 5-y ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: Both are cancers -- genetically altered cells that have acquired the power to invade and spread. Each has a variety of subtypes, each in turn with it ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Porch
39 years experience in General Practice
Partially: Most of the fluid when a man ejaculates comes from the prostate and only about 5% is actually sperm. Radiation of the prostate kills the cancer cells ... Read More
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