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Prostate cancer

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 25 years experience
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
Dr. Howard Adler
Urology 31 years experience
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
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 16 years experience
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
Dr. Leila Winganswered
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
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
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 33 years experience
Urine symptoms. : With usage of psa we find cancer often with no symptoms. However if symptoms occur they would be frequent urination, decreased urine flow or stream, ... Read More
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Mostly none: Since a simple blood test and rectal exam pick up most prostate cancers before they are large or involved enough to cause symptoms, most prostate canc... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: It often is, especially if it's low-grade and localized.
Dr. David Schleimer
A Verified Doctoranswered
38 years experience
Yes: Prostate cancer can be cured by several methods: surgical excision, chemotherapy, radiation therapy... It all depends upon the presentation of the can... Read More
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Absolutely!: And many or so non-agressive that no therapy is even given!
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
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
Psychiatry 25 years experience
No: Lucky for us - that is one kind of cancer we can't get. Only men have prostates.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
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
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Weber Chuang
Urology 25 years experience
Risk: Men with a family history of prostate cancer are at greater risk of developing prostate cancer themselves.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Surgery/Radiation: The 2 main forms of curative treatment for prostate cancer is radical surgery or some form of radiation therapy. There is also cryotherapy which is fr... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
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 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Prostate cancer: This is when one is treated for prostate cancer with some form of definitive treatment and then at some future point in time, the prostate cancer agai... Read More