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A 22-year-old male asked:

is the consumption of milk and other dairy products correlated with the prevalence of prostate cancer?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Likely: The physicians' health study demonstrated about a 30% increase in prostate cancer in men who consumed more than 600 mg of calcium per day from dairy products compared with men who consumed less than 150 mg of calcium a day from dairy products.
Dr. Richard Sarle
Urology 22 years experience
No firm data: I know of no firm study that associates these foods with prostate cancer.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
No: While the cause of prostate is not known, and there are links to families with cancer, we next ascribe diet, mostly rish in saturated fats and red meats. Increasingly "healthy" diets are rich in fresh fruits and vegtables, lycopenes from processed tomatoes, elagic acid anti-oxidants from berries and cruciferous vegetables. Vitamin e appears not to help. Milk/dairy has not been indicted!

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How is prostate cancer diagnosed?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Biopsy: Once a consideratoin is made for a diagnosis of prostate cancer, the next step is a prostate biopsy. This is an office procedure. This includes placement of a rectal ultrasound probe to visualize the prostate. A number of biopsies are taken and then examined under the microscope to determine if malignant cells are present.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Who is at risk of developing prostate cancer?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Family history: Risk factors for prostate cancer include a family history of prostate cancer, especially your father. In addition african american males tend to have a higher incidence of prostate cancer as well. A recent study has shown a slight increase in prostate cancer in patients who take vitamin E supplements. Prostate cancer has not been linked to food products.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How is prostate cancer treated?

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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, which is freezing of the prostate.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Treatment for prostate cancer by stage.

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Quite a few: Early stage (cancer within prostate): robotic or open surgery, standard radiation; radiation seeds; cryosurgery. For cancer with local spread to nodes typically radiation and hormonal therapy is used. For recurring cancer or for spread to far organs; a sequence of therapies is used. Initially, a series of 3-4 hormonal drugs one by one, then immune therapy (provenge) and then chemotherapy.
A 20-year-old member asked:

What kinds of treatments for prostate cancer are being developed?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Quite a few: Cryosurgery (freezing cancer in the prostate) is being evaluated more extensively. For advanced cancer, newer immune therapies ( such as ipilumimab); newer targeting drugs as well as newer hormone blocking drugs are in development. Look up cancer.Gov for new prostate cancer clinical trials.

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