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How Can I Tell If I Have A Prostate Cancer
Rectal exam and PSA.: Digital rectal exam and serum psa levels are what doctors usually use to determine the next steps in care. Rectal exam showing one or more hard, irregular nodules on the posterior surface on the prostate is considered positive. Serum psa over 4 ng/nl is also seen but it is nonspecific, and even values <4 can possibly be in cancer cases if rectal exam is positive. That's why biopsy is done. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Prostate cancer: Prostate cancer is the most common cancer amoung men in the USA. About 225,000 men are diagnosed each year and about 25,000 men will die from prostate cancer each year; about 1 in 6 men will get prostate cancer; but only 1 in 50 of those diagnosed will die of prostate cancer. The 5 year survival for localized prostate cancer 100%; so diagnosis does not equal death ! ...Read more
What truth?: I'm sure your question it's important, but you need to be a bit more specific regarding what you want to know. We only have 400 characters to answer each question. ...Read more
Variable: Prostate cancer is vanishly rare before 40 years of age. The symptoms are variable and usually there are none. There may be trouble urinating, blood in urine or the symptoms may be due to metastases, such as bone pain. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/prostate-cancer/ds00043/dsection=symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Here are some ...: Generally speaking, a patient with a primary cancer of an organ has a higher odd to develop a second primary cancer in another organ, which largely reflects the total background of individual genetic factors and lifestyle over time. More? Ask Doc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown, but ...: Thus far, the best Rx for prostate cancer is still unknown, but reasonable for an individual after considering age, general health, findings of tissue microscopic exam, PSA change & progress, DRE, ... to balance medical necessity & professional possibilities. For details, to articles in http://formefirst.com/FreeInfoProstate.html & http://formefirst.com/P-Ca-UpdateNews.html. ...Read more
You really can't: All normally-masculinized men are at risk. The talk about diet and vitamins is the result of a morass of contradictory epidemiologic studies and this says to me that we are only seeing noise. I remain skeptical about the value of routine psa's as a cost-effective way of saving lives. Get a digital rectal exam yearly and go on about your live. ...Read more
Several, but rare. : Most prostate cancers in this country are detected by psa screening, and have no initial signs or symptoms. Beyond this group, the first sign can be a nodule or lump felt on the prostate during a digital rectal exam (dre). More advanced cases present with symptoms, such a difficult urination, bone pain, and neurologic deficits, but his is much more rare in a contemporary screened population. ...Read more
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
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
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