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How Is Cachexia Corrected In Prostate Cancer
It is difficult: Cachexia from any cancer is difficult to treat. Many reasons can lead to poor appetite, from apathy to lack of hunger or not even being able to taste foods well thus decreasing appetite. I'd recommend that you work with a dietician who is familiar with cancer patients. Protein calories seem to be quite important as well. I have not seen doctors use Megace an appetite stimulant in these cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Why platelets are high and hgb low on a patient with prostate cancer and bone mets?
Do you recommend a g-tube on this patient.
Talk to oncologist: High platelets could be a sign of inflammation and low hemoglobin a sign of being chronically ill, but your oncologist can do further testing to see if something reversible is causing both of these. A g-tube typically is helpful for obstruction or non-functioning GI tract, if tract working then with terminal cancer cachexia force feeding if not hungry typically doesn't work and adds side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: Treatment for prostate cancer depends on many factors. If the disease is localized to the prostate, radioactive seed implants, prostate radiaion, or prostatectomy is recommended. Observation without specific treatment also may be appropriate. If the disease has spread, observation, drugs to suppress testosterone, or removal of the testicles might be recommended. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No good ones: Unfortunately, there is no reliable screening test for prostate cancer. The digital examination may detect changes, but it is uncomfortable and does not pick up 100% of cancers. The psa blood test may be falsely elevated in other conditions. With that said, the definitive surgical procedures used to stage and evaluate prostate cancer are invasive and have many side effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prostate cancer: Most patients will not have symptoms until the cancer is very advanced or has spread. The clear majority of patients are diagnosed at early stages and will usually be diagnosed after having an elevated prostate specific antigen (PSA) test or after an abnormal digital rectal exam (DRE). These tests are usually performed by your primary care doctor or urologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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