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Medicine For Prostate Cancer
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
Lower testosterone: Orchiectomy and lhrh agonist medications are performed to lower the production of testosterone (fuel that promotes prostate cancer growth). Both will cause a man's testosterone to drop typically lower than 50 (normal >300). Will slow prostate cancer growth but not "cure" it. Side-effects of castration include hot-flashes, osteoporosis, diabetes/cardiovascular risks, etc. Discuss with urologist. ...Read more
So drugs like flomax and such reduce the likelihood of getting prostate cancer? Or do they only address psa related symptoms?
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 more
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Cancer is a new growth of any tissues in any organs of the body, but can in time spread to other parts of the body from its originating site, and eventually can kill the patients; so is the cancer of the prostate. However, cancer doesn't equate to death because every kind of cancer has its uniqueness of growth.
More? To www. Webmd. Com or www. Formefirst. Com. ...Read more
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
Varies.: Some people with prostate cancer may not have any symptoms and are found with a prostate nodule on routine examination or have blood work that shows a high psa level. The screening recommendations for prostate cancer are debated/controversial, so have a discussion with your doctor. Your doctor can discuss the risks and benefits of screening. ...Read more
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
Here are some...: Every disease is a process of lifelong making of combining unmodifiable genetic factors & modifiable lifestyle over time, leading to altering cellular stability resulting in mutation. However the exact causes are still unclear although sex hormonal and nutritional imbalance has been speculated. More? Ask urologists timely. ...Read more
Prostate cancer is quite common in males >70 years but it is rarely of any consequence because an average patient with prostate cancer lives for>15years. This is the reason for not to even do psa test for >70 year old males.
On the other hand we promote healthy lifestyles to prevent chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer, both of which can be minimized by cutting out animal fats in our diets. ...Read more
Carefully: The 1st question is does it need to be treated. Observation (aka active surveillance) is a good choice for many. For other more aggressive forms combinations of surgery or radiation + hormone blockade is ideal. For advanced metastatic disease we use hormonal therapy initially but later may need chemotherapy or immunotherapy. See this: http://bit. Ly/n7i6wq. ...Read more
Surgery/Radiation: The 2 main forms of curative treatment for prostate cancer is radical surgery or some form of radiation therapy. There is also cryotherapy which is freezing of the prostate but not as common as surgery or radiation. If the cancer is advanced, then treatment consists of hormonal therapy. ...Read more
We don't know: Prostate cancer is not a cancer that one just "gets". Its appears to be a multifactorial diease that is influenced by genetics but may also occur sporadically without any family history. There has been recent data to show that viyamin e may increase chances of getting cancer but there are no other specific links thus far. ...Read more
Yes: Most men with screen-detected prostate cancer will not die of their disease. Age at diagnosis is probably the most important factor in this prediction (ie, life expectancy). Some men with high grade prostate cancers may be diagnosed with advanced disease or may progress to advanced stages despite treatment. These men are at greatest risk of death, but fortunately represent a minority of cases. ...Read more
History/Exam/Tests: Prostate cancer (cap) does not generally have symptoms until it is fairly advanced and untreatable. Thus screening for cap has been done by asking for any family history of cap, examining the prostate through a rectal exam and by checking a test called prosate specific antigen (psa). If the exam or psa are abnormal, an ultrasound-guided biopsy through the rectum acquires tissue to assess for cap. ...Read more
Treat early: Prostate cancer best defined when patient is over 70 years of age. In many instances hormone control can manage lesion without surgery. If in the 50's the disease is very aggressive and radical prostatectomy, (DaVinci) should be considered. Here hormone management initially with Lupron (leuprolide) and possibly later with chemo may be necessary. What is your PSA? ...Read more
Mutiple options: Generally speaking, there are many ways to treat prostate cancer including surgery, radiation with xray beam, implants with seeds or high dose rate needles, cryosurgery (freezing). Hormones sometimes are used on top of the above treatment. The decision will depend on stage, aggressiveness of disease, patient condition and his choice. ...Read more
Prostate: Prostate cancer can be approached in different ways. Treatment will depend on the patient's age, psa test, gleason score, and clinical stage. A wide range of treatment modalities are available for localized prostate cancer such as: active surveillance, seed implants, external beam radiationtherapy, surgery (open, laparoscopic, robotic), cryotherapy, and hifu. Other treatment modalities for locally advanced prostate cancer with or without metastasis include adding additional therapy such as hormonetherapy and/or chemotherapy. ...Read more
Cancer or tumor: Of the prostate typically is a slow growing nodule within the prostate. The gleason grade helps to stratify the tumors that are higher grade from lower grade slower growing tumors. Some cancers can be palpated on exam. Higher grade tumors may be more aggressive and may be less likely to form a mass. The psa test may be helpful in the appropriate clinical setting. ...Read more
Prost cells gone bad:
Prostate cells that have gone bad and escaped normal mechanism of body that eliminates bad cell.
If detected early very curable when treated, many options. When detected late, can often metastasize to bone and not curable. There are many treatment options these days for any stage of the prostate cancer. ...Read more
Studies: A study released in the archives of internal medicine (10 sept 2012); reviewed 29 studies involving almost 18, 000 people; indicated that acupuncture was found better at pain relief than no treatment or sham treatment. For some conditions it is superior to standard treatments. Http://www. Sfgate. Com/business/prweb/article/acupuncture-is-effective-for-chronic-pain-new-3867880.php#ixzz2k2xjf3vp. ...Read more
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