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Can A 15 Yr Old Boy Can Have 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
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
Let me anwser you: The five-year relative survival rates at age 70 is 87%. Good luck. ...Read more
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
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 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?
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
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
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. ...Read more
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?
18 yrs old. Worried frequent ejaculation (once every 4-5 days or so) over a year or two may increase risk of prostate cancer? Should I get tested now?
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. ...Read more
Do prostate cancer victims usually choose not to get treatment if they are very old, like over 90 years old?
My dad is 81 yrs old w prostate cancer stage 3. people keep saying to me it won't kill him. Will he be okay?
Does 25 years old man can get prostate cancer? And if prostate is removed then a man become father. Means fertile?
My father had prostate cancer 5 years ago when he was 52 (now free). I'm a 25 year old male. When should I get screenings for all types of cancer?
Screening Prostate: A good source for recommendations regarding screening is the american cancer society, cancer. Org. Guidelines for prostate cancer screening are controversial. The acs recommends that men at high risk, aa with 1st degree relatives diagnosed earlier than 65, should start discussing pros and cons of screening (psa and digital rectal exam) with their doctors starting at age 40. ...Read more
18 yrs old. Worried frequent masturbation (once every 4-5 days or so) over a year or two may increase risk of prostate cancer? Should I get tested?
My dad is 85 yrs old and has prostate cancer, started radiation treatment for 9 weeks mon-fri, isn't he to old to be receiving that much radiation?
May be unnecessary!: It is reasonable to question this. Most prostate cancer is relatively benign and may exist for decades without spreading or killing someone. 80% of 80 year old men have prostate cancer (!) and very few of them will die from it. Radiation therapy can cause serious side effects. Your dad may be better off without any radiation! Get second opinions. If he goes ahead see http://tinyurl. Com/hhcnc99 ...Read more
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
What do you suggest if my father is 81 yrs old w prostate cancer stage 3. people keep saying to me it won't kill him. But it can kill you right?
Not low risk: Stage 3 prostate cancer should be addressed, unless your father has no symptoms from this and has a limited life expectancy from another medical condition. People are often mistaken by thinking NO MEN die from prostate cancer, but ~30, 000 per year do die from it. Low risk prostate cancer often can be observed and not treated, but this is not true for stage 3 prostate cancer. ...Read more
Why is prostate cancer screening so controversial? Its relatively common in older men, so shouldn't older men be checked before it can spread and kill?
Screening is hard: Prostate cancer screening is actually difficult, currently we don't have a really good test that reliably tells us if a man has prostate cancer. The PSA (prostate specific antigen) test used for cancer can go up and down and not always be due to prostate cancer. When we do prostate checks by digital rectal exam that can cause the PSA to go up. Many men have prostate enlargement and not cancer. ...Read more
I am 44 year old male, my dad had prostate cancer. i found a lump on the outer sac of my right testicle with pain. is this common or shld I worry.?
See MD: It could be an infection/inflamation like epididymitis, orchitis or testicular tosion, hernia, etc. You should see your md and have proper evaluation that will include an ultrasound to your testicle. Most likely, this has nothing to do with your prostate cancer history in your father. ...Read more
Discuss w/ doctor: Mention this to the provider. That's the person most able to determine the cause and find a corrective action if possible. ...Read more
My father has stage 4 prostate cancer its in his blood he's 92 yrs old the docs say they cought it to late, how long does he have?
What to do if I'm a 58 year old man with prostate cancer, I'm undergoing radiation treatment and lupron (leuprolide), I get hot flashe?
Side effect: The most common side effect of Lupron (leuprolide) is hot flashes. Unfortunately there is not much to do about it. The good news is that Lupron (leuprolide) is stopping your prostate cancer from being active. Lupron (leuprolide) in addition to radiation has been shown to work better than radiation alone for some patients with prostate cancer. ...Read more
Hello dear doctor. How can I decrease the risk of prostate cancer with regarding that my father died at 80 year old because of this kind of cancer?
No, but...: Thus far in so-called medical advance, there has been no proven way to decrease prostate cancer risk. All what you should do is be more diligent and vigilant to be checked. For more details on PSA / prostate cancer, go to articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onPSA-P-Ca. Html. Please take time & patience to peruse these so to gain insight on how to handle life-/health-related concerns. Best... ...Read more
I am a healthy, relatively fit 62-year old professional. I have regular annual physicals and physical prostate exams. However, my father died at age 67 from prostate cancer. Would you recommend I get a PSA test? I have heard mixed opinions on the value of
Difficult: Tough to answer in 400 letters or less. Each individual has to look at the test for them. If you are healthy, I would get the PSA test yearly along with exam. It is a tool, not the Bible. PSA can fluctuate but if you would see a rise in number too quickly, that would raise alarms to consider a biopsy. In your case, I would check PSA yearly. ...Read more
My father 81 yrs old diagnosis lung cancer grade 4 and also prostate cancer what. Is his life expectancy?
I'm 50years old, african descent, no family history of prostate cancer. Psa 4.1 but normal digital rectal exam. Is biopsy recommended? Any risk? Thanks
Yes: Indication for a prostate biopsy are an abnormal dre or an elevated psa (most common reason). There is no psa level at which one can absolutely say that prostate cancer is or is not present; only that the higher the psa the greater the probability. Normal/average psa for age 50: ~0.7. Chance of fnding pca on bx with psa 4.1: ~25-35%. Risks of bx: infection, bleeding, pain, urinary retention. ...Read more
What is the preferred treatment for a 56 year old with early detection of prostate cancer? We have talked with a radiologist and a surgeon. Would like to know if the choice we are making would be the best.
Knowledge is king: Treatment decision is based on pathology, stage, psa, and concurrent illness/disease. Many men, regardless of age obtain no benefit from PC treatment. Some men gain significant benefit. Suggest you see a gu medical oncologist to review all options including deferred or delayed therapy. Recent study shows no beenfit for surgery in this setting as well. Http://bit. Ly/lk3kkd. ...Read more
I am a 66 year old man had radiation for prostate cancer completed oct. I notice my lower abdomen is hard. No pain or other symptoms.
Don't worry: I'm not sure what the question is. If you are not having any pain or discomfort, I would not be concerned. You can mention this to your radiation oncologist. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my grandfather 94yrs old having prostate cancer and also has metastasis in pancrease (pancrelipase) and bones,?
No major interventions.
Kindness. Caring, listening, loving!
As milk comes with lots of health risks, inc colon, breast & prostate cancer can a 11yr old get sufficient calcium without milk and how?
Milk: I am not sure who instilled that information in your that milk carries the risks described. Cancer has been attributed to almost any product and exposure in the world but nothing has been proven. Pure milk is not common to be consumed in large quantities at the age of 11, but dairy products such as cottage cheese, buttermilk, butter, sour cream are commonly used and I see no harm in using them. ...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
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