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Metastatic Prostate Cancer To Lung
My father has metastatic prostate cancer located in his lungs. He had chemotherapy and the tumors reduced their sizes, but didn´t disappear. Any ideas?
Treatment Responses: With Metastatic Prostate treated with chemotherapy (Hormonal treatment, Taxotere, etc) this is the usual response seen (partial response). It is rare that they will disappear all together (complete response). These treatment are well documented to make these men live longer then with no treatment or the older chemotherapies. The doctor can discuss with you what to expect with each new treatment. ...Read more
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
What is the life expectancy for a 65 year old with metastic prostate cancer in the bones lungs and liver. The doctors have stopped all cancer treatmen?
Radical Remission: Is the name of a book by Kelly Turner. She investigated the cases of people who had dire prognoses and yet lived long beyond them. It might be worth a read for the situation you mention. Peace and good health. ...Read more
My father 81 yrs old diagnosis lung cancer grade 4 and also prostate cancer what. Is his life expectancy?
My dad died of cancer that spread from his lip to lymph nodes to lung 47yo, gpa died of prostate cancer 79yo. Any studies linking cancer to genetics?
There are several cancers that area related to genetics. The are about 5-15% of cancers. The bulk are not. In your case the key question is if your father was a smoker or not. This kind of cancer is not usually related to prostate cancer.
The other important thing is that your mother's family history also is equally important as your father's. ...Read more
25 year old with family history of smoking. My father died of lung cancer at the age of 47, my paternal grandpa died of acute respiratory failure at the age of 76, and my maternal grandpa died of prostate cancer at the age of 80. What and when should I te
Time to quit smoking: The hx you give includes various unrelated & common afflictions. The only one you have direct influence on is the lung cancer. Regular history review & general exam by a trusted primary care provider is where you start the process. Any testing must be targeted to the specifics of your issues at the time. ...Read more
My husband is 48 with metastatic prostate cancer this has become resistant to hormal treatments and he has weakened what else can be given?
Taxotere (docetaxel) is usually next step but now 3 or 4 choices of things to treat, and some can give great responses with minimal toxicity.
He is very young for this disease; any breast cancer or ovarian cancer in his family?
He should test for the brca gene mutation (www. Myriad. Com). ...Read more
ProstateCAremission: The term remission has been historically used for leukemia patients. Prostate cancer can be stable with the use of "hormones". This would mean the psa is stable...And the disease is not actively growing. Patients can live a very long time with prostate ca in the bones or with an elevated psa. Check with your doctor on what your psas have been doing over time. ...Read more
No, but yes under...: Once prostate cancer spreads to far sites, it will progress, though at various pace among affected men. Clinically, its remission may take place upon receiving hormonal manipulation to a degree to a duration, not forever. However, the course of treating metastatic prostatic cancer is usually very favorable. More details? To articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onPSA-P-Ca. Html. ...Read more
Longer than ever: Newer therapies are constantly emerging for this problem, including radium for bony metastases, shown to significantly improve survival. Other drugs such as abiraterone and mdv3100 show much promise as well. The outlook has never been better for men in this unfortunate situation. ...Read more
63 prostate cancer on lupron (leuprolide) and now cancer in lymphnode in chest would t cell shot help and can I do chemo and radiation together at same time?
Need more info: Is the lymph node in the chest related to the prostate cancer? How is the psa? Anything else positive on the bone scan/ct scan? Options one can get once the cancer progresses on lupron- including- Provenge vaccines; other androgen blocker, chemotherapy, zytiga, (abiraterone acetate). Radiation will prob not needed for lymph gland in the chest and better not to do it at the same time as chemo. Discuss with your md. ...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
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
Rectal exam and PSA.: Digital rectal exam and serum psa levels are what doctors usually use to determine the next steps in care. Rectal exam showing one or more hard, irregular nodules on the posterior surface on the prostate is considered positive. Serum psa over 4 ng/nl is also seen but it is nonspecific, and even values <4 can possibly be in cancer cases if rectal exam is positive. That's why biopsy is done. ...Read more
We could try...: ...but would fall way short of the good explanation you deserve because of the 400 character limit. I suggest you check the American Cancer Society (cancer. Org) and the National Cancer Institute (cancer. Gov) websites. They provide good information about different cancer types. Best to you. ...Read more
Prostate cancer: The main way to diagnose prostate cancer is with a biopsy of the prostate. Most men have a biopsy due to an abnormal PSA; the higher your PSA the higher chance of prostate cancer. If you have a PSA of 50 in the absence of other issues you have a very high chance of prostate cancer. Most men have PSA in the. 5-2.5 range; a pt with prostate cancer in the bones can have a PSA over 1000 ...Read more
Varies: Prostate cancer may have no symptoms at all. This is a good reason for men over 50 to be screened for prostate cancer. Depending on size and spread of tumor a man may have urinary symptoms, including bleeding in urine, back pain from tumor having spread to the bone, weakness, weight loss, pelvic discomfort etc are other symptoms, but are signs of late disease. ...Read more
Abnormal glands.: Prostate cancer is the abnormal growth of glands within the prostate. Changes in the dna can accumulate, then cause these glands to grow abnormally, no longer observing the boundaries with other tissues and structures. Aggressive forms can lead to growth that extends outside of the prostate, and spread can lead to invasion of lymph nodes, bone, and other organs. ...Read more
Prostate cancer dx: Only men get prostate cancer (women don't have prostates). To diagnose this, men usually first are found to have a high result on a blood test called the PSA. This can also be high for other reasons, so to see if it is from cancer, they undergo a biopsy done by a urologist (doctor specializing in male urinary tract). Biopsy is done in the office as outpatient. ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...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
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