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what is the cancer of prostate?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Adenocarcinoma: The most common type of prostate cancer is called adenocarcinoma. It is a malignant tumor of the prostate that can have varying degrees of aggresiveness. The more aggressive the tumor, the more likely it will spread and metastasize.
Dr. Michael Wolff
Dr. Michael Wolff commented
General Practice 38 years experience
There are approximately 30,000 deaths from prostate cancer yearly in the USA.
Jul 21, 2012
Dr. James Gulley
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
It is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and the second most common cause of cancer related death in the United States.
Sep 1, 2012
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Most organs : Are composed of epithelial tissues made from cells. Cells can acquire traits of primitive cells, and disobey rules of growth regulation, and remaining where they belong, so they grow and travel. The prostate functions to make seminal fluid, and its cells are adenomatous. The cancers occur as we age, some behave indolently, few are aggressive and can kill.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

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.
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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:

What is metastatic prostate cancer?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Cancer spread: Any cancer that is metastatic is one that has spread beyond its primary site. In the case of prostate cancer, it is metastatic when cancer cells are found beyond the prostate; e.g. Bone. This, of course, changes the treatment options than if the cancer was confined to just the prostate.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Symptoms of prostate cancer?

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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 high psa level. The screening recommendations for prostate cancer are debated/controversial, so have a discussion with your doctor. Your doctor can discuss the risks and benefits of screening.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Other symptoms may be blood in the urine or progressive difficulty in urinating, i.e. poor urinary stream, and generally signs of a blockage in the urinary passage.
Feb 4, 2012
CA
A 29-year-old member asked:

Causes of prostate cancer?

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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. Race also plays a role in risk (aa > whites > asians). Men with a primary relative(father, brother) are at the most increased risk for developing the disease. At 40, a rectal exam and psa blood test are the best way to start screening.
Dr. Robert Mordkin
Urology 29 years experience
While some have hypothesized that high fat diets may contribute to the development of the disease, ultimately the cause is not known. Dr. Donato's recommendations for annual rectal exam and PSA blood test are spot on for screening!
Jan 25, 2012
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Unfortunately, gender,age and family history are 3 risk factors we cannot control. If you are a male, you are at risk. No wonder prostate cancer is the most common cancer in american me. What can you do? Follow screening recommendations.
Jan 25, 2012
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Well said.
Feb 1, 2012

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