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How is estrogen used to treat prostate cancer? I thought that was only found in women!

How is estrogen used to treat prostate cancer? I thought that was only found in women!

Not used: Estrogen used to be a treatment for prostate cancer many years ago but is no longer used to due increased side effects and complications. Newer agents are now used that are not estrogen based but are male hormone blockers. ...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 ingesting lots of soy products bad for men by increasing prostate cancer and estrogen?

Is ingesting lots of soy products bad for men by increasing prostate cancer and estrogen?

Estrogen: Interesting question; estrogen has been used to treat prostate cancer but due to cardio side effects is not used routinely any longer; the data on soy is very debatable. ...Read more

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If it's caught early, is prostate cancer treatable?

If it's caught early, is prostate cancer treatable?

Yes: Yes. As with any type of cancer, diagnosing and treating the cancer early is key. Depending on the stage and type of the prostate cancer, it is very treatable. If caught at a very early stage, the long-term survival for prostate cancer is very high. ...Read more

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Prostate cancer is around prostate and a little in the rectum. Is that treatable? What should we expect? Life expectancy?

Prostate cancer is around prostate and a little in the rectum. Is that treatable?  What should we expect?  Life expectancy?

Treatable: prostate cancer remains very treatable when confined to soft tissue. once it metastasizes to bone, it is painful and harder to control. if not in bone, easily 5-10 years. ...Read more

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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

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How do people treat prostate cancer?

How do people treat prostate cancer?

Mutiple options: Generally speaking, there are many ways to treat prostate cancer including surgery, radiation with xray beam, implants with seeds or high dose rate needles, cryosurgery (freezing). Hormones sometimes are used on top of the above treatment. The decision will depend on stage, aggressiveness of disease, patient condition and his choice. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best way to treat prostate cancer?

Help please? What is the best way to treat prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer tx: Please refer to nccn.org for a great overview of Pca. This context question cannot be answered in 100-200 words; too many factors ...Read more

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What does chemotherapy do to treat prostate cancer?

What does chemotherapy do to treat prostate cancer?

Not much as of yet: Removal and containment of prostate cancer within the prostate is primary goal of treatment. If psa levels persist as elevated after definitive treatment then hormonal blockade to decrease the ability of testosterone to "feed" microscopic cells is next most effective treatment. Once hormonal suppression stops being effective chemotherapy has modest effects. Immune therapy is an option then also. ...Read more

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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