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Does the pituitary gland have anything to do with prostate cancer?

Does the pituitary gland have anything to do with prostate cancer?

Not exactly: Prostate cancer is typically effected by testosterone. One way to treat prostate cancer is to reduce the testosterone levels to very low values. The main way that this is done today is by giving drugs that are gonadotropin releasing hormone agonists (gnrh). These drugs bind to the puitary to cause the release of FSH and LH which over time down regulate the production of testosterone. ...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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Is cancer of the pituitary gland difficult to treat?

Is cancer of the pituitary gland difficult to treat?

Depends: A thorough evaluation is essential in properly diagnosing tumors of the pituitary gland. Consultation with a neurosurgeon and endocrinologist is usually recommended. Treatment options depend on tumor type and location. ...Read more

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How harmful for your health is cancer of the pituitary gland?

How harmful for your health is cancer of the pituitary gland?

Depends on the type: Most tumors of the pituitary gland (90%) are benign tumors. Cancers of the pituitary gland fall into two categories: metastatic and primary. Metastatic cancers can go to the pituitary.Prognosis is dependent on where the cancer came from (ie. Is it lung, breast or melanoma?). Pituitary carcinomas arise from the pituitary gland.Treatment is multimodal and involves surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Is a pituitary gland tumour curable or is it a cancer? And if curable what medication would you be on? Am 17 and female

Is a pituitary gland tumour curable or is it a cancer? And if curable what medication would you be on? Am 17 and female

Not cancer, curable: Most pituitary tumor are not cancer, but are benign. There are many different cell types in pituitary tumors. These tumors can be treated with surgery, or in some cases with medications like bromocriptine for pituitary tumors that secrete prolactin (cause breast milk leakage and can cause infertility). ...Read more

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What characteristics or parameters would you examine or look for in someone with prostate gland hypertrophy or prostate cancer?

What characteristics or parameters would you examine or look for in someone with prostate gland hypertrophy or prostate cancer?

Prostate: A rectal exam is the most direct way to evaluate the prostate. With benign prostatic hypertrophy the gland is enlarged but usually not nodular. When a nodule is felt a biopsy probably should be done. The PSA test in the blood can help in the diagnosis. There is an increased rate of detectable cancer with serum PSA levels of 2.6 to 4.0. ...Read more

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With a MRI what characteristics or parameters would you examine or look for in someone with prostate gland hypertrophy or prostate cancer?

With a MRI what characteristics or parameters would you examine or look for in someone with prostate gland hypertrophy or prostate cancer?

Here are some...: MRI can better characterize the tissue texture and identify suspected spots harboring prostate cancer so to improve diagnosing P-Ca. More? Ask your urologist timely. To assure getting the things for healthcare done correctly, follow instructions in articles of http://formefirst.com/FreeInfoProstate.html; thereby, you will gain much insight on how handle various issues on PSA & P-Ca. ...Read more

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Fatherinlaw has stage 4 prostate cancer, glands, bladder. How can you get him to take it serious he thinks 2 docs lying. putting family through hell?

Fatherinlaw has stage 4 prostate cancer,  glands, bladder. How can you get him to take it serious he thinks 2 docs lying. putting family through  hell?

Here are some ...: Your described clinical scenario in your beloved father-in-law isn't uncommon resulting from: denial and wishful thinking, but not his fault by the following: 1. "If it's not broke, don't fix it." has imprinted in many people's mind based on how much physical mental & suffering may emerge, 2. the power of political correctness and commercialism has made many become their own worst enemy to face .. ...Read more

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How harmful is cancer of the pituitary gland?

Extremely rare: However, any cancer that isn't treated by surgery, radiation or chemotherapy will eventually kill the person who has it. A pituitary adenoma and a craniopharyngioma (a dangerous benign tumor that arises near the pituitary) are both to be distinguished from cancer but both need to be managed. ...Read more

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How horrible is cancer of the pituitary gland?

How horrible is cancer of the pituitary gland?

Cancer?: Hi. Did your doctor tell you it's "cancer" or a "tumor"? The VAST majority of pituitary tumors are BENIGN, not cancer. Without a biopsy, no one can assume cancer. Talk with your doctor...this may not be anywhere near as bad as you think. On the other hand, if you do have cancer in the pituitary, it can be bad. Talk with your doctor; get the information. Good luck! ...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. John Landi
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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