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Budwigs Diet For Prostate Cancer
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
No.: Brachytherapy is used in the treatment of localized prostate cancer, or cancer that has not spread outside of the prostate gland. If a patient has metastatic disease, treatments need to be systemic, with the aim of halting the growth & spread of the cancer throughout the body. These treatments include hormonal therapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy. Urologists & medical oncologists can help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What they like: With little in the way of exceptions, there's no magic in food for particular diseases. A sensible diet, especially avoiding the very greasy, very sugary and very salts items, to the person's tastes is the best choice. If eating is a problem, a real dietician should be consulted. ...Read more
Psa: I check psa every 3 monthd.Get a more detailed answer ›
Tradeoffs: Hormone therapy as it is called is actually the process of reducing male hormone levels either chemically or surgically. It is highly effective as a means of controlling prostate cancer, but long term use can cause reduced bone mass, weight gain and possibly cardiovascular side effects. Without the therapy however, there would very likely be more severe possibly lethal prostate cancer issues. ...Read more
Is it recommended to get a precautionary prostatectomy for men with family history of prostate cancer?
No.: Testicular removal, or surgical castration, is not a cure for prostate cancer. It is used as a type of androgen deprivation therapy (adt) in cases where the cancer has spread, or metastasized. Adt aims to deprive the cancer of testosterone, which fuels its progression and spread. Often, adt is not surgical but accomplished through medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do calcium supplements decrease prostate cancer risk? If so, how many mg/day? Should a man stop calcium supplements after finding prostate cancer?
No real evidence.: There has been epidemiologic data and a phase i clinical trial of vitamin d as a potential chemopreventative agent for prostate cancer, but the data are equivocal. We continue to recommend usrda levels of calcium + vitamin d in our patients with prostate cancer. Especially with metastatic prostate cancer, those on hormones are at high risk for osteoporosis and skeletal related events. Take care.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Friend diagnosis stage 4 inoperable lung and adrenal cancer in march..Chemo shrank it some.Came back in lymphs, throat.Seizure.2 chemos.Ct no better.Ideas?
Trial vs Hospice: I'm so sorry for you and your friend. The seizure might mean the cancer has spread to the brain. Radiation therapy to the brain can help prevent neurologic symptoms like seizures. But it sounds like this cancer is aggressive. If your friend wants more chemo, look for a clinical trial. Or consider changing the focus of care to treating symptoms and enjoying what life remains. This means hospice. ...Read more
Fatherinlaw found out today prostate cancer in glands, bladder, bones, stage 4. What is the survival rate for him, family wondering. thanks?
Unfortunately poor: the overall outcome is not good, I would suggest following his physicians lead and make the time remaining as comfortable, enjoyable and as loving as possible. My thoughts are with your family. ...Read more
My dad died of cancer that spread from his lip to lymph nodes to lung 47yo, gpa died of prostate cancer 79yo. Any studies linking cancer to genetics?
There are: There are several cancers that area related to genetics. The are about 5-15% of cancers. The bulk are not. In your case the key question is if your father was a smoker or not. This kind of cancer is not usually related to prostate cancer. The other important thing is that your mother's family history also is equally important as your father's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After a radical prostatectomy is it possible to be diagnosed with prostate cancer? Is prostate cancer possible with no prostate present?
Not sure I know: what NHS is, or if the data are true (33 year old, female). But Prostate cancer only occurs in men, usually over 50. Detected by screening PSA or nodule of rectal exam. If you have an insurance plan through ACA it will help, if you are uninsured, go to Charleston Memorial Hospital and ask. ...Read more
70 years male with stomach cancer metastasized to liver and bone, is this a good chemo drug combination (capecitabine+oxaliplatin+zoledronic acid)?
Chemo : If you can tolerate capecitabine, the regiment will be good for the type of cancer. Also, consider to check her2-neu receptor status of the cancer - as if her2-neu receptor is positive, Herceptin (trastuzumab) which is an inhibitor to the her2-neu receptor should be considered as one of treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How likely is colon cancer is a 20-25 year old male who doesn't smoke, drink, good diet. Father's mother died of colon cancer, but dad is totally fine.
Risk of prostate cancer and prescription for 69 yearold with enlarged prostate and psa going from 2 to 4 in last two years?
Other factors: Am.UrolAss(AUA)&Nl.Comp.Ca.Netw(NCCN) say PSA velocity above 0.35ng/ml/yr should be biopsied.More recent data fr.Meml.Sl.Kett.(MSKCC):using those guidelines caused many unnecessary biopsies.Univ.ofCA Dr.Peter Carroll:PSA vel.is only a factor. Other factors to be considered:DRE,family hist..Space limited,so please talk to your urologist. See: www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/results/summary/2011/psa- ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A 77 yr old man lung , brain and hip bone cancer, responded to chemo&radiation...Now has lymph node cancer next to heart..Survivable?
What are you asking?: I am going to assume that the history is of a primary lung cancer metastatic to the brain and hip, with a good result from radiation and chemotherapy. This is not uncommon and i would not be surprised if it buys 5 or more good years, though ultimate it will be fatal. A lymphoma appearing in the mediastinum would need to be managed by an oncologist and may also respond well. Patient must decide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there solid science behind low fat/high fiber diet to lower risk of colon cancer for ulcerative colitis patients? Anything else preventative?
Chances of survival for a 24yo women with a 8.7cm papillary cancer of thyroid with metastic neck disease 13/15 lymph nodes were cancerous.
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
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