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Does having a UTI increase my risk of getting prostate cancer?

Does having a UTI increase my risk of getting prostate cancer?

No: Urinary tract infections are not a known risk factor for developing prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is generally a familial condition but can also occur sporadically without any family history. ...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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How to know if I have UTI or prostate cancer, I am only 16 ?

How to know if I have UTI or prostate cancer, I am only 16 ?

Cant have cancer: Prpstate cancer is a disease of aged individuals. It is sustected that it occures from a mmtv virsus that infects the prostate. Usually starts at about 50 years of age increasing in number to the 80s and associated with hypertrophy and urinary symptoms, a rising psa and a palpable nodule on rectum. ...Read more

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I have prostate cancer, had radiation & injections for 2 yrs. Can't get' erected. Any meds to help?

I have prostate cancer, had radiation & injections for 2 yrs. Can't get' erected. Any meds to help?

DON'T GO THIS ALONE: You need to discuss this with your urologist. I can't offer any real help with this forum, so monday morning, you call , or have your doctor call, your urologist, so you can have a thorough discussion. Then, you may be able to reach some appropriate management of your problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Enjoy eating eggs but read study eggs increase risk of prostate cancer. Is this true ? Should I limit or quit eating eggs ? Are eggs healthy ? Thanks

Enjoy eating eggs but read study eggs increase risk of prostate cancer. Is this true ? Should I limit or quit eating eggs ? Are eggs healthy ? Thanks

See below: The great "egg" debate about whether eggs are good or bad for you has been going on for many years and will likely continue to do so. A study from 5 years ago reported an 81% increase in lethal prostate cancer (PCa) in men who ate >2.5 eggs per week. But other factors were involved as well. Best advice for PCa prevention: heart-healthy diet, exercise, maintain proper body weight, avoid tobacco use ...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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I had theropy for prostate cancer, i can't get stiff , is there anything i can do?

Maybe: You can try drugs like viagra (sildenafil) but this is a problem with most men after treatment. You can try muscle exercises to strengthen but may want to consider penile implant type surgery to help. ...Read more

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If I chose radiation over surgery for prostate cancer and the cancer came back. Would that mean my body would get too much radiation?

If I chose radiation over surgery for prostate cancer and the cancer came back.  Would that mean my body would get too much radiation?

Talk to doctor: Generally speaking, the doctors only treat the body with as much radiation as it can tolerate. Nothing is absolutely certain in this life and cancers do recur after radiation treatment. They also can recur after surgery. ...Read more

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. Austina Cho
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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