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Can woman get prostate cancer?

Can woman get prostate cancer?

No: Lucky for us - that is one kind of cancer we can't get. Only men have prostates. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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How does one get prostate cancer?

How does one get prostate cancer?

We don't know: Prostate cancer is not a cancer that one just "gets". Its appears to be a multifactorial diease that is influenced by genetics but may also occur sporadically without any family history. There has been recent data to show that viyamin e may increase chances of getting cancer but there are no other specific links thus far. ...Read more

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Can a man survive prostate cancer?

Can a man survive prostate cancer?

Yes: Most men with screen-detected prostate cancer will not die of their disease. Age at diagnosis is probably the most important factor in this prediction (ie, life expectancy). Some men with high grade prostate cancers may be diagnosed with advanced disease or may progress to advanced stages despite treatment. These men are at greatest risk of death, but fortunately represent a minority of cases. ...Read more

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How do people treat prostate cancer?

How do people treat prostate cancer?

Mutiple options: Generally speaking, there are many ways to treat prostate cancer including surgery, radiation with xray beam, implants with seeds or high dose rate needles, cryosurgery (freezing). Hormones sometimes are used on top of the above treatment. The decision will depend on stage, aggressiveness of disease, patient condition and his choice. ...Read more

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What does prostate cancer look like?

What does prostate cancer look like?

Cancer or tumor: Of the prostate typically is a slow growing nodule within the prostate. The gleason grade helps to stratify the tumors that are higher grade from lower grade slower growing tumors. Some cancers can be palpated on exam. Higher grade tumors may be more aggressive and may be less likely to form a mass. The psa test may be helpful in the appropriate clinical setting. ...Read more

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How common is prostate cancer in women?

How common is prostate cancer in women?

Never: Women do not have a prostate gland and thus do not get prostate cancer. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about prostate cancer?

What can you tell me about prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer: Prostate cancer is the most common cancer amoung men in the USA. About 225, 000 men are diagnosed each year and about 25, 000 men will die from prostate cancer each year; about 1 in 6 men will get prostate cancer; but only 1 in 50 of those diagnosed will die of prostate cancer. The 5 year survival for localized prostate cancer 100%; so diagnosis does not equal death! ...Read more

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What's done when testing for prostate cancer?

What's done when testing for prostate cancer?

Screening: Testing involves a rectal exam to assess prostate size and figuring out prostate symptoms/signs. After age 50, a psa test is typically done. ...Read more

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Who is at risk of developing prostate cancer?

Who is at risk of developing prostate cancer?

Men as they age: No joke, risk #1 being male, risk#2 getting older. The risk of prostate cancer increases with age, especially after age 50. More than 80% of prostate cancers are diagnosed in men who are 65 or older. And in the us, african american men have a higher risk of prostate cancer than white men. Additionally a family history of prostate cancer is also a risk. See this link: http://bit. Ly/lhig6p. ...Read more

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What exactly does stages of prostate cancer mean?

What exactly does stages of prostate cancer mean?

Cancer progression: Staging prostate cancer (or any cancer) is a method to allow the physician and patient to help aid in the prognosis. This is a measure of the how far advanced the cancer has progressed such as into other organs or into bones. It also help aid in the treatment options since certain options of treatment are onloy available at certain stages. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have stage 5 prostate cancer?

What does it mean to have stage 5 prostate cancer?

Prostate ca stages: When one looks at the stages of cancers, generally they are divided into stage i-iv. This is based on local extent of disease. This is also true for prostate cancer so that incidental disease is stage i, palpable diseases stage ii, locally advanced disease is stage iii, and metastatic disease is stage iv. Stage v is not a widely accepted or used prostate cancer stage. ...Read more

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Can you still have kids if you have prostate cancer?

Can you still have kids if you have prostate cancer?

The cancer isn't: The issue, the treatment is. Some prostate cancer can be "watched and waited". Surgery removed the prostate and disconnects the vas deferens. Xrt methods will diminish semen volume, but there may still be viable sperm, so fertility may not be abolished. Hormones decrease libido. All treatment risks ed long term, surgery does it early may return. ...Read more

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Does anyone know the first signs of prostate cancer?

It varies: Prostate cancer is often silent and is typically picked up on a screening blood test called psa. Sometimes patients have urinary symptoms which may include frequent urination or blood in the urine. Some patients have back or pelvic pain which may be indicative of more advanced cancer. ...Read more

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What is it like to be diagnosed with prostate cancer?

What is it like to be diagnosed with prostate cancer?

Alarming: The diagnosis of any cancer is a life-shattering event. No word in any language is as emotionally laden as cancer. That said an overwhelming number of men with PC will never die from pc. The absolutes are high (240k new cases/30k deaths in 2012) but the vast majority will actually die from heart disease and stroke. Men must seek out docs with a comprehensive view of health to live well. ...Read more

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Can you please list the common causes of prostate cancer?

Can you please list the common causes of prostate cancer?

None: There are no specific causes for prostate cancer. There is a link to family history but no other specific causes have been clearly identified. ...Read more

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Are there other options for someone with prostate cancer?

Are there other options for someone with prostate cancer?

Various options: There are many options to consider in the treatment of localized prostate cancer. These options include observation, prostate removal (open surgery, laparoscopy, or robotically), radiaition therapy (external beam or radioactive seeds), cryosurgery (freezing of the prostate), hormonal therapy, and experimental therapy. Your urologist will advise as to which option (s) may be best for you. ...Read more

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What is the usual initial presentation for prostate cancer?

What is the usual initial presentation for prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer: Sadly, there are no noticeable symptoms of prostate cancer in the curable stages. Hence the importance of psa screening. In the advanced stages it can cause voiding difficulty, bone pain, weight loss etc. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best way to treat prostate cancer?

Help please? What is the best way to treat prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer tx: Please refer to nccn. Org for a great overview of Pca. This context question cannot be answered in 100-200 words; too many factors ...Read more

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Can somebody please tell me the symptoms of prostate cancer?

Variable: Prostate cancer is vanishly rare before 40 years of age. The symptoms are variable and usually there are none. There may be trouble urinating, blood in urine or the symptoms may be due to metastases, such as bone pain. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/prostate-cancer/ds00043/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more

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Will a cycoscoopsy help determine if I have prostate cancer?

Will a cycoscoopsy help determine if I have prostate cancer?

No: Same neighborhood, wrong block. Prostate is on the outside of the urethra (tube from bladder to outside world), so it is not directly examined with cystoscopy. Can see bulge from eenlarged prostate, can see if prostate cancer invaded into bladder (rare). ...Read more

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I need to know the main symptoms for prostate cancer thankyou?

Variable: Prostate cancer is very rare before 40 years of age. Usually there are no symptoms in early prostate cancer. There may be trouble urinating, blood in urine or bone pain due to metastases. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/prostate-cancer/ds00043/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there any connection between bicycle riding and prostate cancer?

Is there any connection between bicycle riding and prostate cancer?

No...: On the contrary, lack of exercise may be a risk factor. Other risk factors include your age, race, genetics, and family history. Prostate cancer is most common in men older than 60, african-americans have a greater risk, and greater if a sibling was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Bicycle riding by itself has no increased risk and may actually be preventative. ...Read more

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What about prostate cancer awareness month should I be aware about?

What about prostate cancer awareness month should I be aware about?

See below: You need not wait for the awareness month. Consult this site for information on this subject.
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/prostate. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if caught early can prostate cancer always be cured?

Can you tell me if caught early can prostate cancer always be cured?

Usually: If caught early, prostate cancer can usually be cured. This is the short answer. You are 34 so this must be for a loved one. ...Read more

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What are the major causes of prostate cancer in men and early warning signs?

What are the major causes of prostate cancer in men and early warning signs?

Genetics: There are few, if any, behavioral or environmental risk factors for prostate cancer. Sadly there are also few, if any, early symptoms of prostate cancer. Your best bet is annual screening with prostate exams and psa. ...Read more

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Are there any proven measures that can reduce the chances of prostate cancer?

Low fat diet: Agree with other answers. Our terrible american diets (i'm guilty too) may contribute. There's not a lot of literature on what to eat but our fast-food filled diets don't help. ...Read more

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


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more