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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Cancer of prostate: Gland.
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Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: While the cells of local tissues lose their "mind" by mutation and start to replicate incessantly without knowing when to stop, a cancer emerges; so d ... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
24 years experience 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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Dr. Howard Adler
30 years experience Urology
Prostate cancer: Prostate cancer has many different potential causes. Older age, family history, and being an african american all increase the possibility thant a ma ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Sarle
21 years experience Urology
Prostate cancer: Nobody can answer this question.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience 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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Dr. Manoj Reddy
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Asymptomatic: Prostate cancer at its early stages is generally without symptoms or warning signs. As prostate cancer grows, it may cause urinary obstructive symptom ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Huang
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Multifactorial: There is not a definitive cause of prostate cancer. However, there are many associated risk factors which include age, race, lifestyle, medications, ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Genetic changes.: Alterations in the dna of cells in the prostate gland lead to the development of prostate cancer. Many different kinds of genetic changes can occur. S ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Wing
13 years experience 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 member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: It often is, especially if it's low-grade and localized.
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Healthy Lifestyles: Prostate cancer is quite common in males >70 years but it is rarely of any consequence because an average patient with prostate cancer lives for&gt ... Read More
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.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
Surgery/Radiation: The 2 main forms of treatment for prostate cancer include radical surgery or radiation therapy. Another less common form of treatment is cryotherapy, ... Read More
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