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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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Is benigna prostat hiperplation caused by over or less ejaculation?

Is benigna prostat hiperplation caused by over or less ejaculation?

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

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What causes PSA levels to increase after prostate removal due to prostate gland enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia)?

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

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Is bladder cancer caused by a virus?

Is bladder cancer caused by a virus?

No: Not for most cancers in the US. In Egypt, the most common bladder cancer is caused by a parasite (S. haematobium), but that's pretty rare in the US. ...Read more

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Is penile cancer as common as prostate cancer?

Is penile cancer as common as prostate cancer?

No: Penile cancer is very rare in the United States with only approximately 1300 new cases per year. In contrast, prostate cancer is the most common solid organ maligancy in american men. ...Read more

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Can BPH or enlarged prostate cause prostate cancer in the future?

Can BPH or enlarged prostate cause prostate cancer in the future?

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 more

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Is BPH caused by poor hygiene around the genitals? Is BPH just nonbacterial prostatitis?

Is BPH caused by poor hygiene around the genitals? Is BPH just nonbacterial prostatitis?

No: BPH is not cause by poor hygeine or inflammation.It is a fibro-adeno-myoma. In simple layman terms it would be fair to call it a"benign growth" of the gland. ...Read more

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How is benign prostatic hyperplasia diagnosed by digital rectal examination?

How is benign prostatic hyperplasia diagnosed by digital rectal examination?

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 more

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Is dcis breast cancer be caused by stress?

Is dcis breast cancer be caused by stress?

No: The risk factors for dcis are the same as breast cancer; age, family history, estrogen exposure, etc. There is no evidence that stress increases that risk. ...Read more

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Can a 24 core prostate cancer biopsy cause impotence?

Can a 24 core prostate cancer biopsy cause impotence?

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 more

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Which stage of prostate cancer is considered "bad"?

Which stage of prostate cancer is considered "bad"?

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

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What is meant by an 'aggressive' cancer (testicular cancer)?

What is meant by an 'aggressive' cancer (testicular cancer)?

Severe: Agressive typically refers to a cancer which spreads quickly or is difficult to treat. The symptoms will differ based on where the cancer spreads as well as the treatments given. ...Read more

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Can prostate scars caused by a biopsy evolve into prostate cancer? Is there research to confirm / deny?

Can prostate scars caused by a biopsy evolve into prostate cancer? Is there research to confirm / deny?

Prostate biopsy: Prostate biopsy is done with a needle biopsy and these tracts heal very fast. I have never seen or heard of. A case of prostate cancer resulting from the biopsy procedure;. ...Read more

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Is prostate cancer preventable?

Is prostate cancer preventable?

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 more

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Which suppliments can be taken for stage 3 prostate cancer bladder incontinence?

Which suppliments can be taken for stage 3 prostate cancer bladder incontinence?

None proven: Unfortunately, there are no proven supplements that can help reduce incontinence. Please discuss this with your urologist, as there are medications that may help. ...Read more

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Is prostate cancer just the male form of ovarian cancer?

Is prostate cancer just the male form of ovarian cancer?

No: Ovarian cancer could be compared to testes cancer but unfortunately ovarian cancer is far more deadly and testes cancer is often easily treated.... ...Read more

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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


Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Prostate Cancer (Definition)

The second most common cancer after skin cancer ...Read more