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Doctor insights on: Alpha Fetoprotein Testicular Cancer

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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


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Testicular cancer: what is a non seminomous germ cell tumor?

Testicular cancer: what is a non seminomous germ cell tumor?

Potentially serious: A nonseminomatous germ cell tumor is a malignancy that has multiple origins within the testicle. It is less common, but potentially more serious, than seminomas of the testicle. Early and aggressive treatment is necessay and can lead to cure in many patients that present with limited disease. Systemic chemotherapy is now available for patients that present with advanced tumors. ...Read more

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What are psa and tumor markers for prostate bone metastasis?

What are psa and tumor markers for prostate bone metastasis?

PSA means: Prostate specific antigen. Men all have a level of psa if they have a prostate. Arbitrary normal levels are age & race dependent. If you have prostate cancer, and bones are involved, your psa will likely be greater than 10 ng/ml. Psa levels that double in short intervals are more likely to do this. However, very undifferentiated prostate cancers may not generate psa, and one can have bony mets. ...Read more

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Does alpha thalassemia causes leukemia?

Does alpha thalassemia causes leukemia?

No: Alpha and beta thalassemia have not been reported to cause leukemia, which is cancer of the white blood cells. There is a study of beta thal. Major & intermedia patients in iran, where researchers found 5 leukemia cases in about 4, 600 patients. That is a higher rate of leukemia than in the general population there, but details were unavailable as to what other factors were present in the patients. ...Read more

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What is metastatic prostate cancer?

What is metastatic prostate cancer?

Metastasis: in general, metastasis refers to a cancer that has gone from the organ of origin to other parts of the body ...Read more

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Testis cancer causes?

Testis cancer causes?

Dumb luck: A few rare genetic syndromes put you at risk and there's a slight family tendency. A make-no-sense article a few years back blaming exercise probably reflected reporting bias. If you have a cryptorchid testis and it's not been fixed when it should have been, the risk is much higher. White guys are at the greatest risk, no one knows why. ...Read more

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How reliable are testicular ultrasounds for detecting testicular cancer?

How reliable are testicular ultrasounds for detecting testicular cancer?

Testicular US: Physical exam and ultrasound exam of the testis together are the primary tools for identifying testicular cancer. These two tools give enough information to proceed with orchiectomy. Testicular tumors are never biopsied due to propensity to spread a localized tumor prior to surgical removal. ...Read more

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What is prostate cancer survival rate?

What is prostate cancer survival rate?

Age related: With a high p OM yjr 50-60 years of age prognosis is guarded. Over 70 a stage iii prostate cancer can do well on a drug like lupron (leuprolide). ...Read more

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Is kidney cancer genetic?

Is kidney cancer genetic?

Some forms are: There are a number of hereditary forms of kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma), most frequently von hippel lindau. Others include tuberous sclerosis complex, hereditary non-vhl clear cell renal cell carcinoma, hereditary papillary renal cell carcinoma (hprcc), birt-hogg-dubé syndrome (bhd), and hereditary leiomyomatosis/renal cell carcinoma (hlrcc). These have specific findings for each. Ask a doc. ...Read more

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Does radiation for prostate cancer stop semen production?

Does radiation for prostate cancer stop semen production?

Yes: The fluid that comes from the prostate is part of what makes up semen. When these cells are killed the amount of semen is much less to just a few drops which is now more from the sperm and seminal vesicles. ...Read more

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Does testosterone therapy cause prostate cancer?

Does testosterone therapy cause prostate cancer?

It can enhance the r: It increases the risk of Prostate cancer in someone who is prone to get prostate Cancer. So one has to be monitored for this potential complication. ...Read more

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Seminoma tumour - testicular cancer, what to do?

Seminoma tumour - testicular cancer, what to do?

Orchiectomy: Lesion requires resection by orchiectomy with spermatic cord. Prior to this PET/CAT helpful since this tumor spreads quickly to para aortic nodes and may require chemo or RT depending on node size followed by chemotherapy. Cure rate high for this type of germ cell lesion. ...Read more

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Do men with a higher prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level have a worse prostate cancer prognosis?

Do men with a higher prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level have a worse prostate cancer prognosis?

Yes: In most cases, a higher PSA level indicates a poorer prostate cancer prognosis. PSA is a protein made by prostate tissue. Men with prostate cancer often have elevated PSA levels because the cancer cells make excessive amounts of this protein. At the time of initial diagnosis of prostate cancer, the PSA level helps determine how likely it is that the cancer has spread (metastasized). It also helps determine how likely the cancer will be cured with treatment such as radiation or surgery. Your doctor also considers other factors, such as your prostate cancer stage, the grade of your cancer and your Gleason score in figuring your prognosis. If you've been diagnosed with prostate cancer and are concerned about your prognosis, discuss your situation with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can prostate cancer be inherited?

Can prostate cancer be inherited?

Risk: 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate ca; if family history can be 1 in 3 risk of death 1 in 50. ...Read more

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Prostate cancer vs breast cancer, which one is more dangerous?

Prostate cancer vs breast cancer, which one is more dangerous?

Very similar: Breast and prostate cancers are among the most treatable cancers. The risk of ever dying of cancer with either diagnosis is about one in four. ...Read more

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Is Alpha Lipoic Acid a good cancer treatment for colon cancer ?

Is Alpha Lipoic Acid a good cancer treatment for colon cancer ?

Only in lab cells: Alpha lipoic acid is a potent antioxidant that has typically been used for diabetic neuropathy. Current "in vitro" studies suggest that colon cancer cells grown in the lab, self-destruct (apoptosis) in the presence of alpha-lipoic acid. At least one patient claimed to be cancer-free after using ALA. ALA is non-toxic but difficult to find in a pure form.Choose foods instead-spinach, broccoli ! ...Read more

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Dr. Simon Kimm
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Testicular Cancer (Definition)

Cancer that develops in the testicles, a part of ...Read more