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Can a colonoscopy help detect prostate cancer like from bulging?

Can a colonoscopy help detect prostate cancer like from bulging?

No: Bulging prostate may have nothing to do with prostate cancer. Stick with a finger examination and psa testing. ...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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Wat age should male get a colonoscopy if his gpa died of colon cancer? Also when should prostate be checked if history of cancer in both sides of fam?

Wat age should male get a colonoscopy if his gpa died of colon cancer? Also when should prostate be checked if history of cancer in both sides of fam?

10 years earlier: In general, screening colonoscopies should start at age 50years, or 10 years earlier from the time detected by a family member. The role of detection of prostate cancer is a bit more controversial, but start with regular physical exams and discussion with his primary care physician. ...Read more

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I've had a negative colonoscopy and prostate/rectal sonogram, do they both detect anal cancer? Is anal cancer common?

I've had a negative colonoscopy and prostate/rectal sonogram, do they both detect anal cancer? Is anal cancer common?

Anal cancer: can be detected by direct rectal exam or anoscopy, without colonoscopy. Trananal prostate ultrasound does not detect anal cancer. Anal cancer is less common than colorectal cancer. If digital exam and colonoscopy are both negative, it is unlikely that you have anal cancer. ...Read more

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Can a doctor detect anal cancer through a colonoscopy and/or a sonogram of the prostate?

Can a doctor detect anal cancer through a colonoscopy and/or a sonogram of the prostate?

Anoscopy: A better method would be anoscopy. See this site for information. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003890.htm ...Read more

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Symptoms of prostate cancer?

Symptoms of prostate cancer?

Varies.: Some people with prostate cancer may not have any symptoms and are found with a prostate nodule on routine examination or have blood work that shows a high psa level. The screening recommendations for prostate cancer are debated/controversial, so have a discussion with your doctor. Your doctor can discuss the risks and benefits of screening. ...Read more

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Can prostate cancer be inherited?

Can prostate cancer be inherited?

Risk: 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate ca; if family history can be 1 in 3 risk of death 1 in 50. ...Read more

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How is prostate cancer diagnosed? 

How is prostate cancer diagnosed? 

History/Exam/Tests: Prostate cancer (cap) does not generally have symptoms until it is fairly advanced and untreatable. Thus screening for cap has been done by asking for any family history of cap, examining the prostate through a rectal exam and by checking a test called prosate specific antigen(psa). If the exam or psa are abnormal, an ultrasound-guided biopsy through the rectum acquires tissue to assess for cap. ...Read more

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Can you advise for prostate cancer?

Can you advise for prostate cancer?

Treat early: Prostate cancer best defined when patient is over 70 years of age. In many instances hormone control can manage lesion without surgery. If in the 50's the disease is very aggressive and radical prostatectomy, (DaVinci ) should be considered. Here hormone management initially with Lupron (leuprolide) and possibly later with chemo may be necessary. What is your PSA? ...Read more

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Prostate cancer how can it be solved

Prostate cancer how can it be solved

Prostate : Prostate cancer can be approached in different ways. Treatment will depend on the patient's age, psa test, gleason score, and clinical stage. A wide range of treatment modalities are available for localized prostate cancer such as: active surveillance, seed implants, external beam radiationtherapy, surgery (open, laparoscopic, robotic), cryotherapy, and hifu. Other treatment modalities for locally advanced prostate cancer with or without metastasis include adding additional therapy such as hormonetherapy and/or chemotherapy. ...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


Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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