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Is Prostate Cancer Caused By Prostate Stimulation
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
Genetics: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or enlargement is not specifically caused by any action on the part of the individual, rather this is genetically and proteomically determined (we will have to blame his father or grandfather for this). Ejaculation can temporarily reduce the symptoms of bladder outlet obstruction due to the prostate but ejaculation is not the cause. ...Read more
What causes PSA levels to increase after prostate removal due to prostate gland enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia)?
Increased levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in your blood can be a sign of prostate cancer: However, cancer is just one of several possible causes of increased PSA. Prostate tissue normally releases small amounts of PSA into your blood. When the prostate grows, PSA levels increase. When the entire prostate is removed, PSA levels fall close to zero. Most procedures used to treat an enlarged prostate remove only part of the prostate, which partially decreases PSA levels. After any enlarged prostate procedure, a number of factors can cause PSA levels to go up again. For example: Prostate cancer. , Recurrent benign prostate growth. , Inflammation of prostate tissue (prostatitis). . If you have increasing PSA levels after surgery for enlarged prostate, your doctor might recommend: A wait-and-see approach. , Medication. , Additional tests. ...Read more
Not actually cause: But these 2 keep company. Big prostates casuse bladder outlet symptoms (frequency, urgency, sleep interrupting need to pee), and this brings men in for checks, include psa. Depending on psa level and rate of change, biopsies are done. Perhaps many can be watched, but obstructive symptms need treatment. Finasteride can be used as a prosca preventitive and shrink prostate over time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Consistency: Benign enlargement the gland gets enlarged almost 3 finger size, may not able to reach upper end of prostate, the central grove will disappears, consistency is not hard like malignancy, your urologist is an expert who has knowledge to distinguish from other conditions, finally if needed will do a biopsy to rule out cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Prostate biopsies are done under ultrasound guidance and usually 6-12 cores are obtained (variations exist but 24 cores be unusual - did you mean gauge?). Usual complications are blood in urine or ejaculate for few days, local pain and discomfort. Infection may occur uncommonly. Rarely injury to blood bessel with internal bleeding has been reported. Impotence would be very rare if at all reported. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Outside the prostate: Overall survival of prostate cancer is fairly good. However, higher stage prostate cancers have worse prognosis, from i-iv. Stage iii cancers tend to be outside the prostate and stage IV cancers have gone elsewhere in the body. These cancers may require more extensive or multiple treatments. ...Read more
After a radical prostatectomy is it possible to be diagnosed with prostate cancer? Is prostate cancer possible with no prostate present?
Can prostate scars caused by a biopsy evolve into prostate cancer? Is there research to confirm / deny?
Maybe: There have been numerous studies on prostate cancer prevention. There are two related drugs, Finasteride and dutasteride, which were shown in large trials, to reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer by about 25%. The fda did not approve these drugs for cancer prevention because a higher percentage of the cancers which did develop were high grade, or more aggressive. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cancer ; STDs: Nope. Not in any way.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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