A member asked:

I am an unmarried, 24 years old male. i have had prostatititssince 2012. the rbc count in urinalysis was 1-2. what are the symptoms of prostrate cancer and how can it be diagnosed?

4 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Gabriel Goren answered

Specializes in

AT: Ur age prostate cancer is not an option! however, it would be indicated to see a urologist to treat your prostatitis.

Answered 9/5/2013


Dr. Jeffrey Buchsbaum answered

Specializes in Radiation Oncology

From 0 to slow flow.: Hi, cancer of the prostate (cap) by itself early has few symptoms. It can, if causing size changes but not yet metastatic, slow down urinary flow. The issue is that in the population in which it occurs, benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) is very common and it causes slow flow. It is super rare for a 24yo to have cap. The way to prove it is a biopsy. Infections clear super slowly.

Answered 6/10/2014


Dr. Sean Williamson answered

Specializes in Pathology

Often none: Often prostate cancer has no symptoms and it is detected by screening patterns age 40-50 and older. It would be very unusual to have prostate cancer at age 24.

Answered 11/13/2013



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