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Treatment for prostate cancer by stage.

Treatment for prostate cancer by stage.

Disease continuum: There is a disease continuum from localized disease through advanced metastatic castration resistant disease. Generally localized disease is treated with local therapies such as surgery or radiation and disease that either recurs or is more advanced is treated initially with hormonal therapy. Immune therapy and chemotherapy may be used after. ...Read more

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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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What is a calypso prostate cancer treatment?

What is  a calypso prostate cancer treatment?

Calypso: Calypso is a gps signaling method that allows radiation oncologists to more accurately give radiation treatment to the prostate by monitoring the location of the prostate gland in real time. A urologist places a rice kernel sized electromagnetic transmitter into the prostate that helps the radiation oncologist monitor the location ofthe prostate during treatment. ...Read more

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Prostate cancer treatment?

Prostate cancer treatment?

First question: Is whether treatment is necessary, depends on gleason score and psa. Treatment may not add value to you. Watchful waiting follows your psa #, rate of rise. If your gl >/= 7, psa > 10ng/ml, best option is radiotherapy, +/- anti-hormone. Get a few opinions. Do not act in haste. ...Read more

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Treatments for bladder cancer?

Treatments for bladder cancer?

Mostly surgery. : Most bladder cancers are superficial or early and urologist remove them through a cystoscope. If covers a wide area and not invaded the bladder muscle they can add local immunotherapy with bcg. If there is invasion partial bladder or full bladder surgery is needed. In those too ill for surgery then we consider radiation and chemotherapy. ...Read more

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How is radiotherapy used for prostate cancer? 

How is radiotherapy used for prostate cancer? 

Many ways: Radiation is a highly effective treatment option for prostate cancer. There are many options which include: external beam radiation therapy with either photons or protons, brachytherapy with either low dose rate seeds or high dose rate brachytherapy, or stereotactic body radiation. You should see a radiation oncologist in consultation to have a discussion about these different options. ...Read more

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Hormone therapy for prostate cancer?

Hormone therapy for prostate cancer?

Treatment: Hormone therapy consists of medications that decrease the effects of testosterone on prostate cancer and a man's body. Prostate cancer growth is primarily fueled by testosterone. If testosterone is absent/ineffective, prostate cancer hopefully would stop growing. Hormone therapy has several varieties including pills and injections. Given for advanced disease or at times prior to radiation. ...Read more

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Is testicular removal a cure for prostate cancer?

Is testicular removal a cure for 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 more

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Treatments for prostate cancer with bone metastasis?

Treatments for prostate cancer with bone metastasis?

Many: The first line of treatment for this is androgen deprivation. In addition, there are medicines which reduce the risk of fractures with Denosumab showing the most efficacy compared to zoledronic acid, however with some risk of significant side effects. For more extensive disease, a newer IV radium therapy has shown improved survival. Localized radiation can be effective for painful foci. ...Read more

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What is radiation therapy treatment for colon cancer?

What is radiation therapy treatment for colon cancer?

Energy beams: For certain types of colorectal cancer, energy beams are focused in the cancerous area. These beams are designed to kill cancer cells and decrease the chance of the tumor growing back. Depending on the situation, radiation can be used either before an operation or after an operation. ...Read more

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How expensive is prostate cancer treatment?

How expensive is prostate cancer treatment?

Prostate cancer: Depending on where you live surgery can cost 15-50k with robotic surgery, radiation costs tens of thousands of dollars, chemo and other prostate cancer drugs are also very expensive ...Read more

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Is radiation a safe treatment for prostrate cancer?

Is radiation a safe treatment for prostrate cancer?

Yes: Radiation is very successful and can have the same survival as other options. It has risks of bladder, rectum, erection issues. But it's considered safe as risk of life threatening effects are very low. Options are prostate seeds or external beam radiation. ...Read more

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How effective is radiation therapy for treating colon cancer?

How effective is radiation therapy for treating colon cancer?

Partially effective: The best approach for colon cancer is resection. If lesion is large such as one in the rectosigmoid, then RT plus chemo can be employed to reduce the lesion for resection. While the end effect minimizes local recurrence, it does not alter overall survival. ...Read more

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Best treatments for early stage prostrate cancer?

Prostate: Cancer today is usually detected by abnormal psa testing, but sometimesa lump or nodule is found on prostate digital rectal exam. Sextant biopsies are done on each side: top to bottom, inner to outer, and degree of cancer recorded and its gleason score. Watchful waiting may be roght for may, surgery or radiotherapy are done is risk is higher. ...Read more

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Is prostate surgery the best decision for prostate cancer?

Is prostate surgery the best decision for prostate cancer?

It depends: There are several approaches for the treatment of localized prostate. You have choice. Radiation and surgical removal of the prostate ae the standards of care. You have choice. A discussion with a radiation oncologist and a urologist would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Compare and contrast chemotherapy for aml with chemo for prostate cancer?

Compare and contrast chemotherapy for aml with chemo for prostate cancer?

Different drugs. : Chemotherapy for a hematologic cancer such as AML differs in the drugs & regimens from an epithelial cancer like prostatic carcinoma. AML typically uses Cytarabine and an anthracycline on a specific schedule. In prostate cancer, docetaxel and cabazitaxel are frequently used drugs. Of note, chemotherapy is not as common a treatment for prostate cancer, where hormonal therapy is often used. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for prostate cancer?

What is the treatment for prostate cancer?

Good question: You should choose based on the side effects of treatment and how these would impact ur lifestyle. Observation is used for stable psa, older pts with other health issues. Surgery or XRT are both good options with very different side effects. Cryo (freezing), hormones also used. It’s a big decision and you need to be informed. For more: www.Peedoc.Com @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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How effective is neoadjuvant therapy for treating colon cancer?

How effective is neoadjuvant therapy for treating colon cancer?

Partially: Chemotherapy in all of its forms is only partially helpful in improving the survival of colon cancer. When there is an effective neoadjuvant response the remaining lesion can be successfully resected. complete surgical extirpation is the needed result. As immunochemo becomes more effective then the combination with surgery will even produce better results. ...Read more

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How effective is chemotherapy for treating colon cancer?

How effective is chemotherapy for treating colon cancer?

Improves survival: Chemo may help improve survival but does not result in cure. It is used pre operatively as neo adjuivant chemo to help improve resection or as adjuvant after surgery to help prolong survival. It is best employed in combination chemo such as FOLFOX to optimize response. ...Read more

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Could the nhs pay for prostate cancer treatment?

Could the nhs pay for prostate cancer treatment?

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

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Is brachytherapy helpful for a prostate cancer patient who has metastasized cancer cells?

Is brachytherapy helpful for a prostate cancer patient who has metastasized cancer cells?

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 more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Prostate (Definition)

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


Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Prostate Cancer (Definition)

Cancer in a man's prostate, the small walnut-sized gland ...Read more