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A 21-year-old member asked:

Can a man survive prostate cancer?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
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 overall health of the individual, and the response to treatment.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: About 18% of men are eventually diagnosed with prostate cancer, but the incidence is even greater- by the time men reach their 70's the majority may have prostate cancer. Yet only 3% of men die from prostate cancer (this is still a lot of men). Thus, the vast majority of men who develop prostate cancer do not die from it. 92% of men diagnosed with prostate cancer survive at least 10 years.
Dr. Richard Sarle
Urology 22 years experience
Yes : 1 in 6 get it only 1 in 40 will die 100 % 5 year survival with localized disease and no treatment.
Dr. Terence Chapman
Urologic Oncology 26 years experience
Yes: Most men with screen-detected prostate cancer will not die of their disease. Age at diagnosis is probably the most important factor in this prediction (ie, life expectancy). Some men with high grade prostate cancers may be diagnosed with advanced disease or may progress to advanced stages despite treatment. These men are at greatest risk of death, but fortunately represent a minority of cases.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

How would a man be diagnosed with prostate cancer?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
By you MD: First examination by your md , if repeat psa levels are still elevated , biopsy of prostate is still gold standard. If biopsy is negative and still suspicious for malignancy, testing for the genetic marker pca3 is helpful to detect the presence of carcinoma..
A 45-year-old member asked:

Has it really been shown that every man has some prostate cancer?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
No: This is not true. Autopsy series of elderly men who die of causes other than prostate cancer, show a relatively high incidence of clinically insignificant prostate cancer.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What are the odds of a man getting prostate cancer in china?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
RACIAL DIFFERENCES: If your question is prostate cancer in chinese men, the answer is as follows we know there are racial differences for risk of prostate cancer, african americans have 17% risk of prostate cancer and chinese men have much less risk anywhere fron 2to5% of getting prostate cancer.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for me to still be pregnant with a man of having prostate cancer ?

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Dr. Sean Williamson
Pathology 13 years experience
Yes: It is still possible but depends on what treatment, if any, the man has received. The cancer itself should not interfere with reproduction. However, treatments such as radical prostatectomy (removal of the prostate) will decrease / eliminate fertility by natural methods. Some patients do not have treatment immediately (watchful waiting or active surveillance), in which case fertility should remain.
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A 31-year-old female asked:

Are there any signs that might indicate a man has prostate cancer?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Sometimes: Sometimes you can have urinary frequency, urgency, nocturia, hesitancy, and inability to pee. Symptoms are caused by prostate enlargement not necessarily by the cancer. Blood in urine or sperm. Pain in prostate or in bones. The only way to know is to have an exam and testing.

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