Doctor insights on:
Is It Uncommon To Have Prostate Cancer Go Undetected For Several Years
No: It is not unusual for prostate cancer to go undetected for years, especially if the patient is not undergoing a yearly routine physical examination. This is because it is usually a slow growing tumor. At the early stages of prostate cancer, there are generally no to mild urinary symptoms. At more advanced stages of prostate cancer, one will experience more urinary issues and body pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is it okay for me to take a male enhancement pill even if i had prostate cancer eight years ago and got the radio active seeds? I'm in my 60's. My health seems to be great.
Erectile Dysfunction: I understand your concern for lack of libido after prostate cancer treatment. your sex life isn’t just about having sex.it involves how you feel about yourself and your sexuality. And how you feel about your body, your desire to have sex and being touched and loved. Feel comfortable about your sexuality at this time, and talk freely with your partner about emotional, physical and sexual intimacy ...Read more
Is it true that masturbating to much in the teenage years to mid 20s can put you at risk for prostate cancer?
My husband had my prostate taken out about 6 years ago because of prostate cancer. Since then his psa was always 0.01. now it's 0.08. Cancer returned?
Needs further monito:
One PSA value is rarely helpful.
Your friend should get recheck of his PSA on 3-4 occasions, roughly 3 months apart and see the results. If the PSA level keeps rising steadily, then a urologist needs to check him and make sure that he is not having a recurrence of his prostate cancer. right now we can not be certain...so wait and watch is advised. I hope he has his own urologist to guide him? ...Read more
Do prostate cancer victims usually choose not to get treatment if they are very old, like over 90 years old?
Does 25 years old man can get prostate cancer? And if prostate is removed then a man become father. Means fertile?
Unlikely twice: Unlikely some one 25 year old to get cancer of prostate , usual age is 40 + and incidence increases with age. It is unlikely to impregnate as after radical prostate surgery , will not have normal ejaculation, ( retrograde ) but there are other means to harvest sperm, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father had prostate cancer 5 years ago when he was 52 (now free). I'm a 25 year old male. When should I get screenings for all types of cancer?
Screening Prostate : A good source for recommendations regarding screening is the american cancer society, cancer.Org. Guidelines for prostate cancer screening are controversial. The acs recommends that men at high risk, aa with 1st degree relatives diagnosed earlier than 65, should start discussing pros and cons of screening (psa and digital rectal exam) with their doctors starting at age 40. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had radiation four years ago for prostate cancer, now my seman is bloody. Is this a medical emergency?
Psa was, 74 6 months ago now.84. Is that something to worry abt. Considering i had radiation for prostate cancer almost 5 years ago.
Years ago, a scientific paper suggested that flaxseed or flaxseed oil should not be consumed by men at risk for prostate cancer. What is recommended?
My father-in-law has stage 4 prostate cancer. He has had more than a years worth of chemo plus he was in a drug study. What is his chances?
Lot depends on age: His age at diagnosis, general health, will to live, strength to fight this beast, receiving compassionate care, having loving support system, all are factors that help get to the answer. Even then, a knowledgable, experienced doc does would not try to give a specific answer. .If he is under 65, it is usually a more aggressive cancer (my father died at 55 with it); if over 75, may have yrs left. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband had prostate cancer 4 years ago. He had his prostate out. No signs of it coming back. Is it safe for me to use Estrogen cream?
If a guy who masturbated throughout his high school and college years have a high risk of prostate cancer?
No: This question similar to asking if frequent sex and ejaculation during school years could lead to prostate cancer. It appears that the latter is related to a viral infection that enters the Wnt-1 gene of the prostate cell. This same virus, the MMTV is also associated with breast cancer and it is well established that men married to women who have breast Ca have a higher incidence of prostate Ca ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father age 52 years had recurrent pus cells in urine from past 3 months , is this related with prostate cancer though his psa test are normal.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had radiation therapy for prostate cancer 10 years ago. Since i've had psa tests yearly. The last three years the psa has risen 0.1, 0.4, 0.5. Does th?
I've survived prostate cancer for 5 years now after radiation treatment, but with the usual side effects. Is it harmful to masterbate?
I had internal radiation for prostate cancer three years ago. Since the day I had the first of two surgeries I had pain in both hips. All the doctor?
Brachytherapy : I assume you're referring to the placement of radioactive seeds into the prostate? It is unlikely that this procedure would result in hip pain that has lasted 3 years. You should be certain that your PSA has remained low following treatment and that bone pain isn't from a metastatic recurrence of your prostate cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recurrent prostate cancer after rrp and radiation i remained with a psa of .2 for about 8 years. This spring it rose to .3. My urologist prescribed finastaride and that has lowered the psa to .01 within 2 months. He has said we would get concerned when
You have done really: Well. You now suffer with psa-osis. The psa rises trivially, and you quake. No one has ever died of a psa rise. It does mean you are not cured, but you live many years well with these levels. It would have helped to know original gleason, psa and use of big anti-hormones (lupron/goseralin). Celebrate your life, do not take treatment that you will regret. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
It's been six years since my dad has had prostate cancer. He has had radiation and hormone therapy. Now his gleason numbers are high now spots on spin. What doesit mean?
May have returned: Unfortunately this may mean that your father's cancer has progressed despite treatment. A high gleason score (8-10) independently predicts the odds of this as well as high psa score and abnormal exam findings. Fortunately there are many highly effective treatments available even in situations where the cancer has spread. An oncologist can help you decide on appropriate treatments for your father. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My father-in-law who is 90 years old is a prostate cancer patient. Lately he has swelling in his legs. What could be the reason?
Some ideas: Very likely the prostate cancer is in the lymph nodes around his inferior vena cava and is compressing them. In my experience this often gets missed. He might instead have congestive heart failure, deep vein thrombi in the legs or vena cava, or any of several other things. A physical exam & perhaps imaging might show a treatable cause. Glad you are here for him. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My dad is 68 years old. Recently, he was dignosed with advanced prostate cancer with skeletal bone metastasis. What kind of hormone therapy shall he use? Is orchiectomy ok?
Orchiectomy OK but: The standard of care is an lhrh agonist (such as lupron, zoladex) injection combined with a drug taken by mouth called casodex. The Casodex should be used for a minimum of 1 month and then can be stopped. The advantage is that these injections can be as little as once every 6 months. Alternatively, a drug called Firmagon (degarelix) (an lhrh antagonist) can be given monthly without the casodex. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Rare, not impossible: Nothing is impossible 14 year old boys have a prostate, and any organ can get cancer it would be extremely rare and likely the source of a journal article in a patient that young, it would most likely be a rhabdomyosarcoma, not a traditional adenocarcinoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
18 yrs old. Worried frequent ejaculation (once every 4-5 days or so) over a year or two may increase risk of prostate cancer? Should i get tested now?
18 yrs old. Worried frequent masturbation (once every 4-5 days or so) over a year or two may increase risk of prostate cancer? Should i get tested?
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
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Can hiv go undetected for years?
- How many years can chylmadia go undetected?
- Undetected chlamydia
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- How long can colon cancer go undetected?
- How long can ovarian cancer go undetected?
- I have several nodules on my thryroid is that less possibility of cancer
- Could having a prostate infection make my blood counts go up
- Talk to a oncologist online for free