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Doctor insights on: How Common Is Prostate Cancer In Teens

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
510 doctors shared insights

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


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Can you please list the common causes of prostate cancer?

Can you please list the common causes of prostate cancer?

None: There are no specific causes for prostate cancer. There is a link to family history but no other specific causes have been clearly identified. ...Read more

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Is penile cancer as common as prostate cancer?

Is penile cancer as common as prostate cancer?

No: Penile cancer is very rare in the United States with only approximately 1300 new cases per year. In contrast, prostate cancer is the most common solid organ maligancy in american men. ...Read more

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How common is bladder and prostate cancer in 17 year old males?

How common is bladder and prostate cancer in 17 year old males?

Exceedingly rare: See this site for information on cancer by age. http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-info/cancerstats/incidence/age/ ...Read more

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Why is prostate cancer screening so controversial? Its relatively common in older men, so shouldnt older men be checked before it can spread and kill?

Why is prostate cancer screening so controversial? Its relatively common in older men, so shouldnt older men be checked before it can spread and kill?

Screening is hard: Prostate cancer screening is actually difficult, currently we don't have a really good test that reliably tells us if a man has prostate cancer.The PSA (prostate specific antigen) test used for cancer can go up and down and not always be due to prostate cancer. When we do prostate checks by digital rectal exam that can cause the PSA to go up. Many men have prostate enlargement and not cancer. ...Read more

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I am 44 year old male, my dad had prostate cancer.  i found a lump on the outer sac of my right testicle with pain.  is this common or shld I worry.?

I am 44 year old male, my dad had prostate cancer.  i found a lump on the outer sac of my right testicle with pain.  is this common or shld I worry.?

See MD: It could be an infection/inflamation like epididymitis, orchitis or testicular tosion, hernia, etc. You should see your md and have proper evaluation that will include an ultrasound to your testicle. Most likely, this has nothing to do with your prostate cancer history in your father. ...Read more

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I have a large lump on the bottom of my scrotum. Is this a common sign of prostate cancer?

I have a large lump on the bottom of my scrotum. Is this a common sign of prostate cancer?

No: Most of the time, here are no external signs of prostate cancer. This could be skin related, testicular related but unlikely to be due to prostate cancer. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more