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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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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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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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Can a person with prostate cancer transmit any form of cancer to his partner (female or male)?

Cancer: I can think of no cancer than is spread this way.....A virus like hpv can be spread and this can increase cancer risk.... ...Read more

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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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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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If a woman has no prostate. Can her male children inherit gene from her that increases prostate cancer?

If a woman has no prostate. Can her male children inherit gene from her that increases prostate cancer?

Prostate CA Genes: That's a very good question. The answer is likely yes because gene mutations are probably cause cancer and these mutations are not necessarily organ specific, like the brca gene mutation, which also is associated with a higher risk of prostate cancer. ...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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What is prostate cancer?

What is prostate cancer?

The new growth of ..: Cancer is a new growth of any tissues in any organs of the body, but can in time spread to other parts of the body from its originating site, and eventually can kill the patients; so is the cancer of the prostate. However, cancer doesn't equate to death because every kind of cancer has its uniqueness of growth. More? To www.Webmd.Com or www.Formefirst.Com. ...Read more

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Causes of prostate cancer?

Causes of prostate cancer?

Three Main Things: At this time, there are no known direct causes for prostate cancer. Three factors are known. As men age, the risk for prostate cancer increases. Race also plays a role in risk (aa > whites > asians). Men with a primary relative(father, brother) are at the most increased risk for developing the disease. At 40, a rectal exam and psa blood test are the best way to start screening. ...Read more

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Symtoms of prostate cancer?

Symtoms of prostate cancer?

Asymptomatic: Prostate cancer at its early stages is generally without symptoms or warning signs. As prostate cancer grows, it may cause urinary obstructive symptoms. In advanced stages with bone metastasis it may present with bone pain. ...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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What causes prostate cancer?

Dr. Que Chu Dr. Chu
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What causes prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer: In brief, we do not know what cause prostate cancer but researchers found some risk factors that may lead to prostate cancer such as inherited DNA mutation of certain genes cause about 5% to 10% of prostate cancer and acquired DNA mutation of some genes also a risk factor and high level of some hormone such as testosterone or insulin-like growth factor-1 also is a risk factor for prostate cancer ...Read more

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What causes prostate cancer?

What causes prostate cancer?

Here are some...: Every disease is a process of lifelong making of combining unmodifiable genetic factors & modifiable lifestyle over time, leading to altering cellular stability resulting in mutation. However the exact causes are still unclear although sex hormonal and nutritional imbalance has been speculated. More? Ask urologists timely. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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