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Doctor insights on: Enlarged Spleens Prostate Cancer

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Due enlarged spleens have anything to do with prostate cancer?

Due enlarged spleens have anything to do with prostate cancer?

No: Prostate cancer does not involve the spleen. It generally spreads to pelvic lymph nodes and surrounding organs but generally does not spread to the spleen. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Does an enlarged prostate usually indicate prostate cancer?

Does an enlarged prostate usually indicate prostate cancer?

NO: An enlarged prostate has nothing to do with prostate cancer. Prostate enlargement may lead to urinary problems, but the size of the prostate may not correlate with symptoms either. ...Read more

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Can BPH or enlarged prostate cause prostate cancer in the future?

Can BPH or enlarged prostate cause prostate cancer in the future?

Not actually cause: But these 2 keep company. Big prostates casuse bladder outlet symptoms (frequency, urgency, sleep interrupting need to pee), and this brings men in for checks, include psa. Depending on psa level and rate of change, biopsies are done. Perhaps many can be watched, but obstructive symptms need treatment. Finasteride can be used as a prosca preventitive and shrink prostate over time. ...Read more

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Could prostate cancer appear in your bloodworm? Does having a swollen or enlarged prostate automatically indicate cancer?

Could prostate cancer appear in your bloodworm? Does having a swollen or enlarged prostate automatically indicate cancer?

NO: Elevation of screening prostate specific antigen (psa) is likely the first finding that leads to the eventual diagnosis of prostate cancer. However, an elevated psa is nonspecific and can occur with benign prostatic hypertrophy or prostatitis. An enlarged prostate is most likely a benign condition and unrelated to prostate cancer. The diagnosis of prostate cancer can only be made through a biopsy. ...Read more

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Had radium seeds for prostate cancer 3yrs ago still have a Foley due to enlarged prostate would a tur help to get rid of cath or any other way?

Had radium seeds for prostate cancer 3yrs ago still have a Foley due to enlarged prostate would a tur help to get rid of cath or any other way?

Possibly: I am sorry to hear that you still require a Foley after a seed implant. This a very unusual complication. A TURP may help, but it does carry a higher risk of incontinence. Speak with a urologist and your radiation doctor to learn more about the risks you would personally face with this procedure. By the way, you probably had iodine, iridium, or cesium seeds as radium is not used for any more. ...Read more

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Risk of prostate cancer and prescription for 69 yearold with enlarged prostate and psa going from 2 to 4 in last two years?

Risk of prostate cancer and prescription for 69 yearold with enlarged prostate and psa going from 2 to 4 in last two years?

Other factors: Am. UrolAss (AUA)&Nl. Comp. Ca.Netw (NCCN) say PSA velocity above 0.35ng/ml/yr should be biopsied. More recent data fr. Meml. Sl.Kett. (MSKCC):using those guidelines caused many unnecessary biopsies. Univ. OfCA Dr. Peter Carroll:PSA vel. Is only a factor. Other factors to be considered:DRE, family hist. Space limited, so please talk to your urologist.
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www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/results/summary/2011/psa- ...Read more

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Enlarged prostate after a stroke, taking medication to reduce, has a catheter, bleeding of the prostate, cancer has been ruled out by the urologist, cleaning with saline bags. How long could this last?

Enlarged prostate after a stroke, taking medication to reduce, has a catheter, bleeding of the prostate, cancer has been ruled out by the urologist, cleaning with saline bags. How long could this last?

Common senario: It's not uncommon for an older man to experience a worsening of prostate enlargement symptoms while ill and hospitalized. Enlarged prostates often have varicose veins associated with them. Many times after a stroke, patients are placed on anticoagulant medications which cause or worsen bleeding from the prostatic varices. Often, saline irrigation is used to clear the bladder of clots. The situation should be temporary and should improve as his medical condition improves ...Read more

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Symptoms of prostate cancer?

Symptoms of prostate cancer?

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 more

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Can prostate cancer be cured?

Can prostate cancer be cured?

Yes: It often is, especially if it's low-grade and localized. ...Read more

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Can prostate cancer be inherited?

Risk: 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate ca; if family history can be 1 in 3

risk of death 1 in 50. ...Read more

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How is prostate cancer diagnosed?  

How is prostate cancer diagnosed?  

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 more

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Can you advise for prostate cancer?

Can you advise for prostate cancer?

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

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Prostate cancer how can it be solved

Prostate cancer how can it be solved

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 more

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What is prostate cancer & its course?

What is prostate cancer & its course?

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 more

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Help! Exactly what is prostate cancer?

Help! Exactly what is prostate cancer?

Studies: A study released in the archives of internal medicine (10 sept 2012); reviewed 29 studies involving almost 18, 000 people; indicated that acupuncture was found better at pain relief than no treatment or sham treatment. For some conditions it is superior to standard treatments. Http://www. Sfgate. Com/business/prweb/article/acupuncture-is-effective-for-chronic-pain-new-3867880.php#ixzz2k2xjf3vp. ...Read more

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What are the sings for prostate cancer?

What are the sings for prostate cancer?

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 more

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Prostate cancer in your 20's, possible?

Yes, but.....: It is extremely unlikely for someone to be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his 20's. The youngest patient I've met was a 38 year man. ...Read more

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How likely is surviving prostate cancer?

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 more

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What is the etiology of prostate cancer?

What is the etiology of prostate cancer?

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 more

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How to know if you have prostate cancer?

How to know if you have prostate cancer?

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

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What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?

What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?

What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?

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 more

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What are medications for prostate cancer?

What are medications for prostate cancer?

Several: Depending on the stage, there are injection medications called lhrh agonists or oral pills that block testosterone. These can be taken individually or in combination, depending on the severity of the disease. ...Read more

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If I had prostate cancer would I know it?

If I had prostate cancer would I know it?

Prostate cancer: The vast majority of men have no symptoms of prostate cancer. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?

What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?

No symptoms. ..: Prostate cancer is usually asymptomatic until progressing to its very late stage which causes urinary blockage or / and pain from bony metastasis. More? Seek evaluation and counseling by urologist. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for prostate cancer?

What is the prognosis for prostate cancer?

Depends: The prognosis of prostate cancer, like most cancers, depends on the histologic characteristics of the tumor, clinical staging of the cancer, response to treatment and many unknown factors. See this site for more information.
http://www. Webmd. Com/prostate-cancer/prostate-cancer-survival-rates-what-they-mean. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of the prostate cancer?

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 more

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Is it always necessary to treat prostate cancer?

Is it always necessary to treat prostate cancer?

No: This is a hotbed that can't be answered in 400 letters. Basically, I tell patients if they don't expect to live 10 years, you may not have to do anything about your prostate cancer. ...Read more

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What exactly is the symptom of prostate cancer?

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 more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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