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Can a 15 yr old boy can have prostate cancer?

Can a 15 yr old boy can have prostate cancer?

Not likely: Prostate gland grows under the influence of androgenic hormones as does prostate cancer. Barring some rare genetic defect, that I am unaware of, a 15 year old will not have prostate cancer.

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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What are the chances and/or is it poss for a 16 yr old male to get prostate cancer?

What are the chances and/or is it poss for a 16 yr old male to get prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer: Is not diagnosed in people under 40, and rarely occurs under 30, and never in adolescence. Rhabdomyosarcomas occur in the gu tract in infants and children. Adolescents develop sexual maturity, secondary sexual characteristics and unfortunately learn about prostate function by experimentation before education. Few learn the difference between ejacualtion and orgasm even as adults.

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How deadly is prostate cancer for an otherwise healthy, 70 yr old man?

How deadly is prostate cancer for an otherwise healthy, 70 yr old man?

Let me anwser you: The five-year relative survival rates at age 70 is 87%. Good luck.

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I was informed that an 8 yrs old boy has prostate cancer. The boy was taken from his parents due to abuse. Can this be true?

I was informed that an 8 yrs old boy has prostate cancer. The boy was taken from his parents due to abuse. Can this be true?

Not likely: But there is a similar legal debate regarding other types of treatment-responsive malignancies...see link. Http://jco. Ascopubs. Org/content/24/34/5454.full

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My 71 yr old dad has advanced prostate cancer. He is starting to get very forgetful and confused. He is on hormone injections is it normal?

My 71 yr old dad has advanced prostate cancer. He is starting to get very forgetful and confused. He is on hormone injections is it normal?

Forgetfulness: Patients with advanced prostate cancer tend to decline cognitively when the disease is very advanced. Since it can be other things including infection, he needs to have this assessed by a physician who knows him.

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My dad has recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer they said they can not cure it but use hormone treatment. He's 70 yr old. How long he got?

My dad has recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer they said they can not cure it but use hormone treatment. He's 70 yr old. How long he got?

2nd opinion: There are so many variables at play. Even if a man has advanced prostate cancer, he may still have years of life ahead of him. There are a number of new targeted therapies available. Make sure his urologic oncologist is aware of these therapies.

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64 yr. Old man with prior successful prostate cancer radiation treatment 3 yrs ago. Solar plexus pain. What organ if concern with cancer?

64 yr. Old man with prior successful prostate cancer radiation treatment 3 yrs ago. Solar plexus pain. What organ if concern with cancer?

May be...: After a successful rt for prostate cancer (pca), the patient will still require a lifelong f/u for possible rising psa after definitive rx; it's reasonable to do so every 6 months for the described one by repeating psa and with clinical assessment. Solar plexus pain is very unlikely related with pca. Instead, consider hypertension-related or idiopathic. Pca-related pain occurs in its late stage.

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My dad 70 yr old has prostate cancer gleason 9 which has metastised. He has no pain and is on hormone treatment. Can he survive for more than 3 yrs?

Yes: About 50% of men live 5 years after they diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer. This is improved from even 10 years ago when only about 30% of men lived 5 years. There are many new treatments available including new hormonal agents, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and targeted radiation therapy that can extend survival and quality of life even after standard hormone therapy stops working.

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Can I get prostate cancer if I'm 26 years old?

Can I get prostate cancer if I'm 26 years old?

Very very unlikely: It is very very unlikely at age 26, but unfortunately anything possible in this world. The youngest I have had, he was 40 years of age.

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Is it possible to get prostate cancer no matter how old you are?

Is it possible to get prostate cancer no matter how old you are?

No: While I never like to say never, the chance of a teenager with prostate cancer is very close to zero. 20 to 30 years, 2% to 8% 31 to 40 years: 9% to 31% 41 to 50 years: 3% to 43% 51 to 60 years: 5% to 46% 61 to 70 years: 14% to 70% 71 to 80 years: 31% to 83% 81 to 90 years: 40% to 73%.

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Is it possible for a 14-year-old to have prostate cancer?

Is it possible for a 14-year-old to have prostate cancer?

Rare, not impossible: Nothing is impossible 14 year old boys have a prostate, and any organ can get cancer it would be extremely rare and likely the source of a journal article in a patient that young, it would most likely be a rhabdomyosarcoma, not a traditional adenocarcinoma.

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How common is bladder and prostate cancer in 17 year old males?

How common is bladder and prostate cancer in 17 year old males?

Exceedingly rare: See this site for information on cancer by age. Http://www. Cancerresearchuk. Org/cancer-info/cancerstats/incidence/age/

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How serious is stage 3 prostate cancer in a 61yr old male and is Chemo effective? What does stage three mean? Survival? Spreading? Please advise.

How serious is stage 3 prostate cancer in a 61yr old male and is Chemo effective? What does stage three mean? Survival? Spreading? Please advise.

Prostate CA staging: Stage III means the cancer has spread out of the capsule or into the seminal vesicles, the glands that sit right on top of the prostate. Treatment would consist of anti androgen therapy, a shot, and radiation. There is always the chance the cancer could spread so a bone scan and CT is done to check and to also use as a baseline for the future.

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84yrs old male. Diagnosed w/ prostate cancer dr said can't do biopsy or surgery he has 7.50 is this the 3 stage is it why dr don't recommend surgery?

84yrs old male. Diagnosed w/ prostate cancer dr said can't do biopsy or surgery he has 7.50 is this the 3 stage is it why dr don't recommend surgery?

Unclear: I'm uncertain how your doctor knows you have prostate cancer if he was unable to do a prostate biopsy? This is the only reliable way of knowing if prostate cancer is present.

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Can someone in their early 30's get prostate cancer? Or only happens in older males? (Asking for someone)

Can someone in their early 30's get prostate cancer? Or only happens in older males? (Asking for someone)

Prostate cancer: Is very rare in young men. Anything is possible, but this is very unlikely.

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Can masturbation prevent prostate cancer in older men?

Can masturbation prevent prostate cancer in older men?

Probably not: It's not possible to do controlled prospective studies; the last one I saw a few years ago related more frequent ejaculation to less prostate hyperplasia (confirming a traditional idea), but not affecting cancer risk either way. This makes sense biologically.

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Can you tell me for older men, does masturbation prevent prostate cancer?

Can you tell me for older men, does masturbation prevent prostate cancer?

Probably not: Heroic abstinence is a likely contributor to benign prostate hyperplasia. People have looked at prostate cancer versus frequency of ejaculation and found basically nothing.

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