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Anti Prostate Cancer Drug Medication
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
Lower testosterone: Orchiectomy and lhrh agonist medications are performed to lower the production of testosterone (fuel that promotes prostate cancer growth). Both will cause a man's testosterone to drop typically lower than 50 (normal >300). Will slow prostate cancer growth but not "cure" it. Side-effects of castration include hot-flashes, osteoporosis, diabetes/cardiovascular risks, etc. Discuss with urologist. ...Read more
So drugs like flomax and such reduce the likelihood of getting prostate cancer? Or do they only address psa related symptoms?
My father-in-law has stage 4 prostate cancer. He has had more than a years worth of chemo plus he was in a drug study. What is his chances?
Lot depends on age: His age at diagnosis, general health, will to live, strength to fight this beast, receiving compassionate care, having loving support system, all are factors that help get to the answer. Even then, a knowledgable, experienced doc does would not try to give a specific answer.. If he is under 65, it is usually a more aggressive cancer (my father died at 55 with it); if over 75, may have yrs left. ...Read more
There is some natural products, that together with the specific medication, can somehow help in the prostate cancer treatment? Thank you so much.
I take medication for containing prostate cancer; I experience hot flashes as a result and I don't like it. What should I do?
Likely long-term: Androgen deprivation is a standard treatment for advanced or metastatic prostate cancer. Hot flashes are a common side effect, due to diminished testosterone levels. Hot flashes are likely to occur for a prolonged interval, extending even beyond the time that the medication is stopped, typically coinciding with testosterone recovery. Effexor, (venlafaxine) Megace, and Depo-Provera can offer relief. See you MD ...Read more
Enlarged prostate after a stroke, taking medication to reduce, has a catheter, bleeding of the prostate, cancer has been ruled out by the urologist, cleaning with saline bags. How long could this last?
Common senario: It's not uncommon for an older man to experience a worsening of prostate enlargement symptoms while ill and hospitalized. Enlarged prostates often have varicose veins associated with them. Many times after a stroke, patients are placed on anticoagulant medications which cause or worsen bleeding from the prostatic varices. Often, saline irrigation is used to clear the bladder of clots. The situation should be temporary and should improve as his medical condition improves ...Read more
Which treatment is better for Prostate cancer - Stage 1? Surgery for prostate removal or Radiation therapy with some medication?
What truth?: I'm sure your question it's important, but you need to be a bit more specific regarding what you want to know. We only have 400 characters to answer each question. ...Read more
Advanced ProsCa: Can be painful to have, and painful to watch. There are other aspects beside bone pain. Cancer interventions need to be balanced for benefit vs. Toxicity and cost for measure gained) - the new products abiraterone and alpharadon look good. When cancer intervention stops, palliative care: pain, comfort supplies (bed, o-2, shower chair etc), respites for caregiver, for in home pal care/hospice. ...Read more
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Prostate cancer is managed in many different ways depending upon the age, stage and clinical circumstances. I would suggest you talk to your doctor be it the urologist, radiation oncologist or primary care doctor first.
You may have a curable cancer and it is important to follow through. Donot neglect it at this point without getting professional opinion. A conversation with your md is needed. ...Read more
No self test: Prostate cancer v. rare at age 39-years. Urinary symptoms of slow urinary stream & frequent urination usually from other causes. Not associated with pain unless spread to spine. PSA is blood test for prostate cancer. Digital rectal exam. By Dr. Can detect suspicious nodule. Self-testing not possible. ...Read more
If your question is prostate cancer in chinese men, the answer is as follows
we know there are racial differences for risk of prostate cancer, african americans have 17% risk of prostate cancer and chinese men have much less risk anywhere fron 2to5% of getting prostate cancer. ...Read more
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
Prostate cancer opti: 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
Aggressive: That is a higher grade under the microscope and is nothing to sit back and watch. ...Read more
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
What is the diagnosis method for prostate cancer and what are some signs or symptoms of prostate cancer?
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