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A 26-year-old male asked:

Can a man have prostate cancer with no pain symptoms? a cyscoscspy showed no cancer fragment but still scared got told chronic prostatitis for sure

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. William A Biermann
Medical Oncology 47 years experience
Yes: Early prostate cancer has few symptoms. You should speak to your urologist, because fragments from a TURP often miss prostate cancer. The exam, psa and other factors tell them about the likelihood of prostate cancer.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Yes: Prostate cancer is usually painless until very late. It is very uncommon in men your age. Chronic prostatitis is a family of disease -- with or without demonstrable infection -- and whatever you actually have is likely to be a longtime nuisance and very unlikely to be a prostate cancer or to lead to one. Antibiotics, stool softeners & more may be in your future.
Last updated Dec 30, 2017


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