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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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What characteristics or parameters would you examine or look for in someone with prostate gland hypertrophy or prostate cancer?

What characteristics or parameters would you examine or look for in someone with prostate gland hypertrophy or prostate cancer?

Prostate: A rectal exam is the most direct way to evaluate the prostate. With benign prostatic hypertrophy the gland is enlarged but usually not nodular. When a nodule is felt a biopsy probably should be done. The PSA test in the blood can help in the diagnosis. There is an increased rate of detectable cancer with serum PSA levels of 2.6 to 4.0. ...Read more

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Does the pituitary gland have anything to do with prostate cancer?

Does the pituitary gland have anything to do with prostate cancer?

Not exactly: Prostate cancer is typically effected by testosterone. One way to treat prostate cancer is to reduce the testosterone levels to very low values. The main way that this is done today is by giving drugs that are gonadotropin releasing hormone agonists (gnrh). These drugs bind to the puitary to cause the release of FSH and LH which over time down regulate the production of testosterone. ...Read more

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With a MRI what characteristics or parameters would you examine or look for in someone with prostate gland hypertrophy or prostate cancer?

With a MRI what characteristics or parameters would you examine or look for in someone with prostate gland hypertrophy or prostate cancer?

Here are some...: MRI can better characterize the tissue texture and identify suspected spots harboring prostate cancer so to improve diagnosing P-Ca. More? Ask your urologist timely. To assure getting the things for healthcare done correctly, follow instructions in articles of http://formefirst.com/FreeInfoProstate.html; thereby, you will gain much insight on how handle various issues on PSA & P-Ca. ...Read more

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Fatherinlaw has stage 4 prostate cancer, glands, bladder. How can you get him to take it serious he thinks 2 docs lying. putting family through hell?

Fatherinlaw has stage 4 prostate cancer,  glands, bladder. How can you get him to take it serious he thinks 2 docs lying. putting family through  hell?

Here are some ...: Your described clinical scenario in your beloved father-in-law isn't uncommon resulting from: denial and wishful thinking, but not his fault by the following: 1. "If it's not broke, don't fix it." has imprinted in many people's mind based on how much physical mental & suffering may emerge, 2. the power of political correctness and commercialism has made many become their own worst enemy to face .. ...Read more

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Why would a man urinate after orgasm if he had his prostate gland removed after.Having prostate cancer?

Why would a man urinate after orgasm if he had his prostate gland removed after.Having prostate cancer?

Changed anatomy: After prostatectomy, men must rely on a single sphincter mechanism. This is the one that can be controlled voluntarily. An involuntary sphincter at the bladder neck is necessarily removed during radical prostatectomy. During emission and ejaculation, a coordinated contraction of the bladder neck and relaxation of the voluntary sphincter occurs. After surgery this can lead to the result described. ...Read more

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Fatherinlaw found out today prostate cancer in glands, bladder, bones, stage 4. What is the survival rate for him, family wondering. thanks?

Fatherinlaw found out today prostate cancer in glands, bladder, bones, stage 4. What is the survival rate for him, family wondering. thanks?

Unfortunately poor: the overall outcome is not good, I would suggest following his physicians lead and make the time remaining as comfortable, enjoyable and as loving as possible. My thoughts are with your family. ...Read more

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Fatherinlaw found out last wk prostate cancer in pelvic glands, bladder, stage 4. How much time does he have only took one set of hormone shots so far?

Fatherinlaw found out last wk prostate cancer in pelvic glands, bladder, stage 4. How much time does he have only took one set of hormone shots so far?

Can not tell you: It is impossible to tell you how long he will live. Every person is different and only his doctor can give him an estimate. Even then some people live long past an estimate that is given to them. It is best to help him live the rest of his life as fully as possible and not be focused on how much time he has left. ...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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What are the major causes of prostate cancer in men and early warning signs?

What are the major causes of prostate cancer in men and early warning signs?

Genetics: There are few, if any, behavioral or environmental risk factors for prostate cancer. Sadly there are also few , if any, early symptoms of prostate cancer. Your best bet is annual screening with prostate exams and psa. ...Read more

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Can frequent ejaculation cause prostate cancer?

Can frequent ejaculation cause prostate cancer?

No: There is no solid data relating ejaculation to prostate cancer. There is some less than perfect reports out there, both supporting and opposing, the role between these 2 items. Bottom line is no significant relationship. ...Read more

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How accurate is it that over masturbating can cause prostate cancer?

Not true: Frankly, just a lie to frighten young people. The claim makes no sense biologically, and actual studies show no effect of frequency of ejaculation. ...Read more

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Ask a health question... Having prostate cancer that is large, will doing kegal exercises cause more damage if it produces a pain?

Ask a health question...  Having  prostate  cancer  that  is  large,  will  doing  kegal  exercises  cause more damage  if  it produces  a  pain?

You cannot hurt: Prostate cancer with kegel exercises, contracting the levator ani muscles, and you use these muscles to control diarrhea, and the urge to urinate. Many times physicians ask you to practice with thse muscles if there is urinary or fecal continence issues. The size of your prostate is irrelevant: you can have symptoms with a large or small gland. ...Read more

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What problems caused in radiation of prostate cancer?

What  problems  caused  in radiation  of  prostate  cancer?

It depends: Some men have no trouble with radiation to the prostate, either external beam or radiation seeds, but others will have trouble with pain on urination or difficulty with urination. ...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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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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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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