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if you are getting tested for erectile dysfuntion can you decline prostate exam?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Yes, of course: You can decline anything once you find out the risk and the benefit from your doctor, he would not push or force you for anything you do not wish to have done to you. After all it is your body...And you are in charge!

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A 21-year-old member asked:

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.
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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
A 21-year-old member asked:

Who is at risk of developing prostate cancer?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Family history: Risk factors for prostate cancer include a family history of prostate cancer, especially your father. In addition african american males tend to have a higher incidence of prostate cancer as well. A recent study has shown a slight increase in prostate cancer in patients who take vitamin E supplements. Prostate cancer has not been linked to food products.
A 21-year-old member asked:

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:

Treatment for prostate cancer by stage.

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Quite a few: Early stage (cancer within prostate): robotic or open surgery, standard radiation; radiation seeds; cryosurgery. For cancer with local spread to nodes typically radiation and hormonal therapy is used. For recurring cancer or for spread to far organs; a sequence of therapies is used. Initially, a series of 3-4 hormonal drugs one by one, then immune therapy (provenge) and then chemotherapy.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What is the frequency the urinary symptoms of prostate diseases?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Varies with disease: Benign prostatic hypertrophy, bph, is associated w. Urinary frequency day & more at night + slowing down of force & caliber of stream. Symptoms increase as obstrruction from enlarging prostate increases. Ultimately urinary retenention can occur. In time all symptomatic. Early to moderate prostate cancer can be symptom free, few have blood. All patients w prostatitis are symptomatic w pain +/or uti.

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