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Dr. Barry Rosen
4,298 doctors shared insights

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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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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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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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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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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Father is doing hormonal therapy . prostate cancer. Hes Feeling emotional a lot. Has crying spells. Does that happen with hormonal therapy. Common?

Father is doing hormonal therapy . prostate cancer. Hes Feeling  emotional a lot. Has crying spells.  Does that happen with hormonal therapy. Common?

Crying: Don't be surprised that Dad is worried - he is scared of recurrence of cancer. Very unlikely to recur. I am sure you are caring for him - he will calm down soon. ...Read more

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How do avoid prostate cancer?

How do avoid prostate cancer?

Healthy Lifestyles: Prostate cancer is quite common in males >70 years but it is rarely of any consequence because an average patient with prostate cancer lives for>15years.This is the reason for not to even do psa test for >70 year old males. On the other hand we promote healthy lifestyles to prevent chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer, both of which can be minimized by cutting out animal fats in our diets. ...Read more

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How do you treat prostate cancer?

How do you treat prostate cancer?

Surgery/Radiation: The 2 main forms of curative treatment for prostate cancer is radical surgery or some form of radiation therapy. There is also cryotherapy which is freezing of the prostate but not as common as surgery or radiation. If the cancer is advanced, then treatment consists of hormonal therapy. ...Read more

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How can you diagnose prostate cancer?

How can you diagnose prostate cancer?

Biopsy: Normally to diagnose prostate cancer, a man needs to undergo a prostate ultrasound with a ultrasound guided prostate biopsy to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is best way to treat prostate cancer?

What is best way to treat prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer : There is no "best" treatment for prostate cancer. The appropriate treatment for any given individual depends on the stage and grade of the tumor, the age and health of the patient and the patient's personal preference. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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. Moez Khorsandi
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Prostate Cancer (Definition)

The second most common cancer after skin cancer ...Read more