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A 25-year-old member asked:

How big does a prostate tumor need to be before i absolutely have to get it checked out?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Phillip Porch
42 years experience
Check it now: If you have a prostate tumor of any size, i would recommend having it checked out. If it is a cancer, the sooner you know it the better.
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Dr. Joel Lilly
Dr. Joel Lilly commented
Urology 39 years experience
I agree with Dr. Porch. In fact, some recent studies have shown that men diagnosed with prostate cancer in smaller prostates were more likely to have high grade (more aggressive) cancers found when the prostate was removed. So, don't delay.
Mar 29, 2012
Dr. Richard Sarle
Urology 24 years experience
Prostate tumors: Your question needs to be more specific. If your prostate is abnormal it needs to be check by a urologist.
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Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 26 years experience
Not big: If you have a tumor, you need to get it checked out. It is unlikely, at your age, that you have a prostate tumor, though.
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Last updated Dec 6, 2014

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