Doctor insights on:
Does Radiation For Prostate Cancer Stop Semen Production
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
Yes: Tamoxifen has been shown to increase the risk of uterine cancer, not unlike estrogen replacement therapy, with an incidence of ~1:500. However, this is almost-always caught at its earliest stage, with very high cure rates. If you compare the benefit of tamoxifen for either treating or preventing breast cancer compared to this risk, the benefit far outweighs the risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does Lupron (leuprolide) for treatment of prostate cancer, also stop the formation of seminal liquid.
Growth Factor: Testosterone stimulates growth and multiplication of prostate cells - both normal and cancerous ones. So if any cells survive the brachytherapy, they will grow faster in the presence of testosterone, and be more likely to form a large mass or spread to other parts of the body before being detected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not exponentially: Data from the whi (women's health initiative) study show that estrogen alone does not significantly increase the risk of breast cancer, especially if started within 5 years of menopause. However, estrogen + Progesterone (needed when women still have a uterus to prevent uterine cancer) increases the risk of breast cancer to about 2x the baseline risk. Progesterone appears to be the "bad guy". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Studies suggest reduced risk of prostate cancer with frequent ejaculations. So that means not masturbating causes prostate cancer? I don't buy it!
See below: Masturbation, or not, will not affect your risk of prostate cancer or any other illness. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Possibly: I'm not sure exactly what you are referring to by radiation prostatitis but if you are referring to increased urinary urgency and frequency then yes this is a possible acute side effect of radiation treatment to the prostate. This can be managed easily with some medications that can be given to you by your radiation oncologist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It can.: The radiation treats any tissue that tends to reproduce and grow rapidly. This actually describes the lining of the intestine as well as cancer. When the lining of the colon is affected, it falls off and allows the bacteria a chance to get to work on the layers underneath. This leads to inflation (itis) thus colon itis or more properly - colitis. ...Read more
Do calcium supplements decrease prostate cancer risk? If so, how many mg/day? Should a man stop calcium supplements after finding prostate cancer?
No real evidence.: There has been epidemiologic data and a phase i clinical trial of vitamin d as a potential chemopreventative agent for prostate cancer, but the data are equivocal. We continue to recommend usrda levels of calcium + vitamin d in our patients with prostate cancer. Especially with metastatic prostate cancer, those on hormones are at high risk for osteoporosis and skeletal related events. Take care.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: We test the viability of the sperm and sperm bank ahead of radiation treatments. In most cases the radiation is not over the remaining testicle and a lead globe is placed around that testicle. In my experience every patient i treated who wanted a child later on had one. But if you want to be 100 percent sure you have to sperm bank. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It can.: Androgen deprivation therapy (adt), or hormonal therapy for prostate cancer, seeks to eliminate androgens like testosterone which can be fuel for prostate cancer cells. Eliminating these hormones can have a major effect on sexual function, such as decreased libido and erectile dysfunction. ...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
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Effects radiation prostate cancer
- How many radiation therapy sessions does prostate cancer usually take?
- Does focal radiation for prostate cancer weaken the immune system?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Does drinking milk increase semen production?
- Proton beam radiation for prostate cancer
- Radiation vs surgery for prostate cancer
- Prostate cancer radiation side effects
- Talk to a oncologist online for free