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How might one prevent testicular and prostate cancer?

How might one prevent testicular and prostate cancer?

Cancer Prevention: While most research of the past few decades has focused on treating cancer, there are new inroads being made in discerning how to prevent it. For the two you list, however, there are no established methods of prevention. There are correlations between high-fat, low fiber diets and risk of prostate cancer, as borne out in the increased incidence of prostate cancer in asian men who move to america. ...Read more

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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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How does masturbation reduce the risk for prostate cancer?

How does masturbation reduce the risk for prostate cancer?

It doesn't: We've looked at the effect of frequent ejaculation. It doesn't seem to impact prostate cancer risk one way or the other. It's safe and helps you stay comfortable and prepare for adult roles. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Would any dr do a TURP on a cancer tumor to relieve urine flow and risk cancer spread?

Would  any dr do  a TURP on  a  cancer tumor to relieve urine flow and  risk cancer  spread?

Yes: This is a potentially effective solution to urinary obstruction in men with prostate cancer who are ineligible for complete prostate removal. There is no evidence that this causes the disease to spread. There is some evidence that TURP in malignant obstruction of the bladder is less effective than in cases of BPH (benign enlargement). ...Read more

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What is a risk factor for prostate cancer, and this relationship may have little to do my risks of getting prostate cancer?

What is a risk factor for prostate cancer, and this relationship may have little to do my risks of getting prostate cancer?

Age, family history: The risk of prostate cancer increases with age. It is relatively rare in men under 60. Sexual activity is not a risk factor. Family history of prostate cancer may be a risk factor for you. It's unclear whether screening tests for prostate cancer are useful for men without symptoms or family history. For men with symptoms or family history, I recommend screening. ...Read more

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I had testicular cancer and given chemotherapy and operated.My one testicular removed.How long will i live with one testicular ?

I had testicular cancer and given chemotherapy and operated.My one testicular removed.How long will i live with one testicular ?

Testes are organs: Of procreation, and you can live without either. Two main functions of testis: 1. Produce sperm to father children; 2. Produce testosterone enhancing male secondary body characteristics and sex drive. Your ability to survive long term is not effected by losing one testis. ...Read more

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My dad (age 61) has aggressive stage 4 prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy, and will not get any treatment. How long is he likely to live?

My dad (age 61) has aggressive stage 4 prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy, and will not get any treatment. How long is he likely to live?

Here are some ...: Sorry to hear the sad news of your dad. Who decided not to get any Rx? Your dad or Doc or both? If Doc or both, he would be in the real terminal stage & hard to live longer than 4-6 months; if by himself & still fighting to live on, he may still have some existing strength to live > 6 months. So, ask Doc along the course of his last days of life so he may cope with such to preserve quality dignity ...Read more

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Risk of prostate cancer and prescription for 69 yearold with enlarged prostate and psa going from 2 to 4 in last two years?

Risk of prostate cancer and prescription for 69 yearold with enlarged prostate and psa going from 2 to 4 in last two years?

Other factors: Am.UrolAss(AUA)&Nl.Comp.Ca.Netw(NCCN) say PSA velocity above 0.35ng/ml/yr should be biopsied.More recent data fr.Meml.Sl.Kett.(MSKCC):using those guidelines caused many unnecessary biopsies.Univ.ofCA Dr.Peter Carroll:PSA vel.is only a factor. Other factors to be considered:DRE,family hist..Space limited,so please talk to your urologist. See: www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/results/summary/2011/psa- ...Read more

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How can you distinguish between colon cancer and prostate cancer?

Exam and other tests: early stage colon cancer I can be detected with colonoscopy. Early stage prostate cancer is found with exam and biopsy. If you are talking about metastatic disease found elsewhere, special stains on the biopsied cells, and blood tests can differentiate. ...Read more

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Is there evidence to suggest that clomiphene can increase risk of prostate or testicular cancer?

No: Clomiphene is a hormone that works similarly to estrogen, and is used for infertility to induce ovulation, among other uses. Prostate cancer, the most common cancer in males--reaching about 90% at age 90, is commonly treated with estrogen-type therapy. Testicular ca is rare and occurs in males 20-35 yrs old (guys check regularly). Am not aware of any good evidence of increased risk of any cancers. ...Read more

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Studies suggest reduced risk of prostate cancer with frequent ejaculations. So that means not masturbating causes prostate cancer? I don't buy it!

Studies suggest reduced risk of prostate cancer with frequent ejaculations. So that means not masturbating causes prostate cancer? I don't buy it!

See below: Masturbation, or not, will not affect your risk of prostate cancer or any other illness. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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How many yrs can you live if your testis cancer is dignose and cure at early stage without need of surgery but with drug and chemotherapy?

How many yrs can you live if your testis cancer is dignose and cure at early stage without need of surgery but with drug and chemotherapy?

Expect normal life: Hey big fellow -- Congratulations on successful treatment of testicular carcinoma, and keeping the testis. I trust your physicians practiced evidence-based medicine and that you've been tumor-free for the two years that usually means cure with testicular CA. I'm also sorry they didn't tell you to expect a normal, full-length life as are the odds for any other guy. Work hard to be happy. ...Read more

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Does having one testicle or one "good" testicle increase the chances of testicular cancer?

Depends: IF is due to undescended testicle incidence will be slightly higher on the involved side the reason for its removal if it is not fixed in childhood , on normal side incidence will be same as general population. ...Read more

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How can you prevent prostate cancer?

How can you prevent prostate cancer?

Low prostate ca risk: Reduce prostate cancer risk by: choose a healthy diet choose a low-fat diet eat more fat from plants than from animals. Increase the amount of fruits and vegetables you eat each day. Eat fish. Reduce red meat reduce the amount of dairy products you eat each day drink green tea try adding soy to your diet. Drink alcohol in moderation, if at all maintain a healthy weight exercise daily. ...Read more

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Hello how likley are you to get prostate or testicular cancer age 41 thanks?

Hello how likley are you to get prostate or testicular cancer age 41 thanks?

Anything's possible: Prostate cancer is usually a disease of older men, and testicular cancer a disease of younger men. Neither is common in men in their 40s. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get clitoris cancer? And if a person can get clitoris cancer, will the cancer affect urination and what is clitoris cancer caused by

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Is it possible to get clitoris cancer? And if a person can get clitoris cancer, will the cancer affect urination and what is clitoris cancer caused by

Yes: Clitoris is part of the vulva so cancer of the clitoris would be categorized as vulvar cancer. Vulvar cancer involving the clitoris can affect urination by mass effect (blocking it, changing the stream, blood in urine). Vulvar cancer is usually caused by either HPV or chronic inflammation. ...Read more

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