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Colonoscopy Can Detect 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prost cells gone bad: Prostate cells that have gone bad and escaped normal mechanism of body that eliminates bad cell. If detected early very curable when treated, many options. When detected late, can often metastasize to bone and not curable. There are many treatment options these days for any stage of the prostate cancer. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Symptoms are: Silent, occurs in context of "normal" aging prostate that causes obstructive symptoms (freq., urgency, night urination, etc). This leads to a psa (prostate specific, not cancer specific, antigen), a sign. Signs need to be interperted by someone that knows this territory, but focuse \s on you and your options. A finger exam is not sensitive but a sign that helps guide work up and rx options. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quite good.: Last year, in the U.S., the lifetime risk of prostate cancer was 16.72%, but the risk of death is much lower, at 2.57%. An individual's risk and cancer specific survival can be very difficult to predict. But in general, prostate cancer tends to progress slowly compared to other cancers, and we have many effective treatments for localized, advanced, and metastatic cancer to keep it at bay. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not known.: There does not appear to be any specific etiology for this since it eventually appears in nearly all men if they live long enough. It is seen more today because testing picks it up more in asymptomatic men. Men often die without knowing they have it because they die of some other cause, and it may be found if an autopsy is done. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Age and symptoms: prostate cancer while seen in males in their 40's is a more common disease with age such as 70 and older. While PSA doesn't spell yes or no, if a high level present and patient in 50's a biopsy should be performed and if positive, prognosis not good. If enlarged prostate in the 80 yr. Old is bx as Ca prognosis is very good. Bx is final method for diagnosis. Read more
Prostate cancer: Most patients will not have symptoms until the cancer is very advanced or has spread. The clear majority of patients are diagnosed at early stages and will usually be diagnosed after having an elevated prostate specific antigen (PSA) test or after an abnormal digital rectal exam (DRE). These tests are usually performed by your primary care doctor or urologist. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
None early on...: Prostate cancer may not cause signs or symptoms in early stages. Prostate cancer that is more advanced may cause signs and symptoms such as: trouble urinating, decreased force in the stream of urine, blood in the urine, blood in the semen, swelling in the legs, discomfort in the pelvic area, and bone pain. Some risk factors include advanced age and family history. Black men are at greater risk. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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