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Dr. Barry Rosen
4,224 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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Pink blood occasionally coming out of my bowl to underpant (2-4ml). is it a sign of bowl cancer? i had prostate cancer and tested PSA its 0.2. thot?

Pink blood occasionally coming out of my bowl to underpant (2-4ml). is it a sign of bowl cancer? i had prostate cancer and tested PSA its 0.2. thot?

Hemorrhoids: likely not. The causes include hemorrhoids , anal fissure, which are common being conditions. Anal fissure causes pain after defecation. The possibility of a neoplasm or cancer in the anus or rectum needs to be entertained.to start , an ano rectal exam is needed. Followed by an endoscopic evaluation. Of course being anemic , goes with cancer. Angiodysplasia or fragile vessels may be causative too ...Read more

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Right testicle has become very hard and changed shape. It has become round like a marble. I have no pain.it. I had prostate cancer in 2004. Radiation.

Right testicle has become very hard and changed shape. It has become round like a marble. I have no pain.it. I had prostate cancer in 2004. Radiation.

Time for Urologist: We often say... Never say never. Prostate Ca spread to testis would be rare. But with irridiated tissues. a different type of cancer could occur. Or could occur on its own. You did not mention injury. But, go see your Urologist...soon. ...Read more

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I had prostate cancer 2 1/2 years ago, they did da vici and took it out. Now I still leak when I laugh hard or sneeze , how can I fix this? Thank you

I had prostate cancer 2 1/2  years ago, they did da vici and took it out. Now I still leak when I laugh hard or sneeze , how can I fix this? Thank you

Kegels may help: This may be helped with strengthening of your pelvic floor with kegel exercises. Assuming you had no other treatment, such as radiation therapy, then this may be a fact of life for you. Consider bulking injections for stress urinary incontinence or even a male sling procedure if you are bothered by this. ...Read more

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I had prostate cancer radiation treatment 2yrs ago, semen is still yellowish. Is it normal?

I had prostate cancer radiation treatment 2yrs ago, semen is still yellowish. Is it normal?

Yes: Radiation therapy for prostate cancer will ofter permanently change the color, amount, and consistency of the ejaculate. If you are concerned, speak with your radiation oncologist or urologist. ...Read more

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I had prostate cancer radiation treatment, last psa test was .58. If cancer do reoccur what kind symptoms will i get physically, feel, notice etc.?

I had prostate cancer radiation treatment, last psa test was .58. If cancer do reoccur what kind symptoms will i get physically, feel, notice etc.?

Varies: If you are following psa, and your cancer recurs, vey often the patient is asymptomatic - the only symptom may be anxiety about the test result. Otherwise symptoms have to do with sight of recurrence- most common is bone pain or fracture. ...Read more

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I am 60 years old. I had prostate cancer radiation two yearsago. My g was 7.25 and psa was 7; now my psa is 5.8.My bones get very sore at some places, on/off. Could it bebone cancer?

I am 60 years old. I had prostate cancer radiation two yearsago. My g was 7.25 and psa was 7; now my psa is 5.8.My bones get very sore at some places, on/off. Could it bebone cancer?

Unlikely: Bone cancer is rare in patients with psas under 20. As a mentor of mine once said, though "the good thing about cancer is that it gets worse." what he meant was that if you have had bony pain for a while and if it has not been getting worse, then it is unlikely to be cancer. ...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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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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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


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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