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Dr. Moez Khorsandi Dr. Khorsandi
Urology
23 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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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
4,316 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Myron Arlen Dr. Arlen
Surgery - Oncology
60 years in practice
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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

Dr. Maricer Escalon Dr. Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
18 years in practice
Florida International University College of Medicine
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Dr. Maricer Escalon Dr. Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
18 years in practice
Florida International University College of Medicine
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Dr. Mark Kuhnke Dr. Kuhnke
Surgery
36 years in practice
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Gregory Lewis Dr. Lewis
Urology
40 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Javid Tavari Dr. Tavari
Internal Medicine
26 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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. Rupesh Parikh Dr. Parikh
Internal Medicine - Oncology
22 years in practice
American University of the Caribbean
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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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Dr. Sewa Legha Dr. Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
46 years in practice
Punjab University, Christian Medical College
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Dr. Stephen Berns Dr. Berns
Pathology
16 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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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. Manoj Reddy Dr. Reddy
Radiation Oncology
20 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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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?

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

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Can woman get prostate cancer?

Can woman get prostate cancer?

No: Lucky for us - that is one kind of cancer we can't get. Only men have prostates. ...Read more

Dr. Moez Khorsandi Dr. Khorsandi
Urology
23 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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How does one get prostate cancer?

How does one get prostate cancer?

We don't know: Prostate cancer is not a cancer that one just "gets". Its appears to be a multifactorial diease that is influenced by genetics but may also occur sporadically without any family history. There has been recent data to show that viyamin e may increase chances of getting cancer but there are no other specific links thus far. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Just had dinner with friends. They said a classmate just got diagnosed with prostate cancer. I didn't know what to say. Why would someone get that?

Random: You are making a general inquiry of why anyone would get any disease. There are some personal risks which can be avoided (like smoking and lung cancer or sun exposure and skin cancer), but most cancers are personal accidents and bad luck. There is no specific trigger for prostate cancer but treatment is available. Your classmate probably is seeing a urologist for this. ...Read more

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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava Dr. Kamrava
Radiation Oncology
12 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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What kind treatment can somebody get for prostate cancer?

What kind treatment can somebody get for prostate cancer?

Active surveillance: For low risk prostate cancer i think it is also very important to mention the option of active surveillance as an option as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao Dr. Rao
Surgery
52 years in practice
Andhra University, Guntur Medical College
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi Dr. Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
43 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Is it possible to get prostate cancer because of the radiation?

Is it possible to get prostate cancer because of the radiation?

Pros Ca: Does no seem to be associated with radiation exposure. All cells can be damaged genetically by radiation, and mis-repair of the damage, or inability to repair can lead to tumorogenic mutations. These events are quite rare. Long terem survivors do have higher thaexpected incidences of new tumors, perhaps due to treatment, including xrt. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Could frequent masturbation increase the risk of prostate cancer?

Could frequent masturbation increase the risk of prostate cancer?

It just doesn't: One of the cults is telling this to young people to frighten them. It's totally made up. These people are rotten. Enjoy your body, and accept the reassurance that it also won't make you demented, bald, infertile or any of the other stuff. Think about something wholesome -- maybe the person that you do / will love -- rather than internet garbage. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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Does semen retention increase the chances of getting prostate cancer?

Does semen retention increase the chances of getting prostate cancer?

Never proved...: Such speculation has never been proven despite its sporadic mentioning in the past. I hope no one uses this unproven talk as the excuse for sex obsession; obsession & overindulgence are the most common chronic killers of life. More on this view? Go to http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter05.html. Have the monks had a higher incidence of prostate cancer? ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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. M. Hytham Beck
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more