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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Prostate Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a new growth of any tissue with an ability to spread - metastasize - along blood vessels and lymphatic channels to near or far sites of the body with never-ending aggressiveness until the host succumbs to death by it or other related problems. Prostate cancer is one of them ranked as #2 cancer (after skin cancer) and & #2 cancer death (after lung cancer). 1 in 6-7 men in ...Read more


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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What are symtoms of prostate cancer at 50 yrs old?

What are symtoms of prostate cancer at 50 yrs old?

Here are some ...: Most of patients with prostate cancer have no symptoms although many men will develop slowing urine flow as they age. If prostate cancer patients have cancer-related symptoms, those are usually at its far advanced stage with huge cancer growth and/or far distant spread to lungs, bones, etc.; that is too late. More on P-cancer, to http://formefirst.com/FreeInfoProstate.html. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more