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Aggressive Prostate Cancer Types
Gleason (4, 5). I understand this is an aggressive type of prostate cancer. But how aggressive in terms of time before it spreads.
Cancer is a new growth of any tissue with an ability to spread - metastasize - along blood vessels and lymphatic channels to near or far sites of the body with never-ending aggressiveness until the host succumbs to death by it or other related problems. Prostate cancer is one of them ranked as #2 cancer (after skin cancer) and & #2 cancer death (after lung cancer). 1 in 6-7 men in ...Read more
Aggressive: That is a higher grade under the microscope and is nothing to sit back and watch. ...Read more
My grandpa & great grandpa had aggressive prostate cancer & I have multiple genetic markers for it. I am 31. What tests should I have done 2 b safe?
My father had prostate cancer 5 years ago when he was 52 (now free). I'm a 25 year old male. When should I get screenings for all types of cancer?
Screening Prostate : A good source for recommendations regarding screening is the american cancer society, cancer.Org. Guidelines for prostate cancer screening are controversial. The acs recommends that men at high risk, aa with 1st degree relatives diagnosed earlier than 65, should start discussing pros and cons of screening (psa and digital rectal exam) with their doctors starting at age 40. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pca: Usually radiation and chemo; surgery not often in late stage pca. ...Read more
My dad (age 61) has aggressive stage 4 prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy, and will not get any treatment. How long is he likely to live?
Here are some ...: Sorry to hear the sad news of your dad. Who decided not to get any Rx? Your dad or Doc or both? If Doc or both, he would be in the real terminal stage & hard to live longer than 4-6 months; if by himself & still fighting to live on, he may still have some existing strength to live > 6 months. So, ask Doc along the course of his last days of life so he may cope with such to preserve quality dignity ...Read more
Male 55 healthy/active prostate cancer, scheduled for rp, psa 6.5 biopsies 6of8 pos 2aggessive, gleason 7. Are there other options to consider other than surg. Ct and bone scan clear. ?
Yes but: Alternatives are external beam radiation and radiation seeds (brachytherapy). At your age, conservative (watching) isn't advised. All of the therapies can cause urinary incontinence and e.D. - with surgery, they get better over time for most. With radiation, they get worse over time. Surgery is the time honored best of a bad situation. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more
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