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Where is prostate cancer commonly spread to?

Where is prostate cancer commonly spread to?

Bones and lymph node: Prostate cancer typically spreads to the pelvic lymph nodes or into bones, particularly he spine. ...Read more

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Aloe Lotion (Definition)

Aloe gel, made from the central part of the aloe leaf, is a common household remedy for minor cuts and burns, as well as sunburns. It can be found in many commercial skin lotions and cosmetics. Aloe contains active compounds that may decrease pain and inflammation and stimulate skin growth and repair. For this reason, aloe vera gel has gained tremendous popularity for relief of burns, with individual success in helping minor burns. In one study, burn sites treated with aloe healed completely in less than 16 days compared to 19 days for sites treated with silver sulfadiazine. In a review of the scientific literature, researchers found that patients who were treated with aloe vera healed an average of almost 9 days sooner than those who weren't treated with the medicinal plant. However, other studies show mixed results, including at least one study that found aloe actually delayed healing. Aloe is best used for minor burns and skin irritations, and should never be applied ...Read more


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Causes of prostate cancer?

Causes of prostate cancer?

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. ...Read more

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Symptoms of prostate cancer?

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. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for prostate cancer in a person over age 75?

What do you recommend for prostate cancer in a person over age 75?

It depends: Treatment for prostate cancer depends on many factors. If the disease is localized to the prostate, radioactive seed implants, prostate radiaion, or prostatectomy is recommended. Observation without specific treatment also may be appropriate. If the disease has spread, observation, drugs to suppress testosterone, or removal of the testicles might be recommended. ...Read more

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How would a man be diagnosed with prostate cancer?

How would a man be diagnosed with prostate cancer?

Biopsy: The only way to confirm a diagnosis of prostate cancer is to perform a biopsy. Other tests may be suggestive of cancer but only a biopsy can prove it. ...Read more

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Is there a new way of diagnosing prostate cancer without doing the digital examination?

No good ones: Unfortunately, there is no reliable screening test for prostate cancer. The digital examination may detect changes, but it is uncomfortable and does not pick up 100% of cancers. The psa blood test may be falsely elevated in other conditions. With that said, the definitive surgical procedures used to stage and evaluate prostate cancer are invasive and have many side effects. ...Read more

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How is prostate cancer treated? 

How is prostate cancer treated? 

Carefully: The 1st question is does it need to be treated. Observation (aka active surveillance) is a good choice for many. For other more aggressive forms combinations of surgery or radiation + hormone blockade is ideal. For advanced metastatic disease we use hormonal therapy initially but later may need chemotherapy or immunotherapy. See this: http://bit.Ly/n7i6wq. ...Read more

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Can prostate cancer be cured?

Yes: It often is, especially if it's low-grade and localized. ...Read more

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Using Aloe (Definition)

The Aloe vera plant has been used for thousands of years to heal a variety of conditions, most notably burns, wounds, skin irritations, and constipation. It is grown in most subtropical and tropical locations, including South Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Aloe was one of the most frequently prescribed medicines throughout most of the 18th and 19th centuries and it remains one of the most commonly used herbs in the United States today. However, oral use of aloe for constipation is no longer recommended, as it can ...Read more


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Prostate Cancer (Definition)

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


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