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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Prostate Cancer (Overview)

The second most common cancer after skin cancer and common amongst men.


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What is the technical definition of prostate cancer?

What is the technical definition of prostate cancer?

Prostate Cancer: The prostate is an organ in a man's pelvis located between the rectum and bladder. It helps make some components of the semen. Prostate cancer is an abnormal growth of some of the cells in the prostate. These can grow in the prostate causing problems with urination, bowel movements and erections and can also spread around the body to form tumors in other places, most commonly the bones. ...Read more

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
538 doctors shared insights

Prostate Cancer (Overview)

The second most common cancer after skin cancer and common amongst men.


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How does prostate cancer kill a patient?

How does prostate cancer kill a patient?

What is Cancer?: Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of a part of the body, with the potential for spread locally or to distant locations, causing dysfunction or organ failure and, ultimately, death. Any cancer increases the risk for blood clots, which can flow to the lungs and kill a patient (pulmonary embolism). Cancers tend to deprive a patient of nutrients, damaging the immune system, increasing infection risk. ...Read more

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Dr. Simon Kimm Dr. Kimm
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Prostate cancer (Tip)

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide. ...See more

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When one has intermittent bone pain in the hips, is that a symptom of prostate cancer?

When one has intermittent bone pain in the hips, is that a symptom of prostate cancer?

Unlikely: If you haven't had a diagnosis of prostate cancer (pca) before, then hip pain is highly unlikely to be the first sign. If your blood psa level was low, then you could practically rule pca out. No need to do this test except to relieve you of unnecessary worry. Even if you do have pca diagnosis, other causes are more likely. It's even more unlikely if the pain is intermittent on both sides. ...Read more

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Symptoms of prostate cancer?

Symptoms of prostate cancer?

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

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Dr. Kenneth Murdock Dr. Murdock
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Prostate cancer (Tip)

There are no preventive measures for prostate cancer. ...See more

Dr. Andrea Brand Dr. Brand
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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See dermatologist for check ups
2x year
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Signs of prostate cancer? Will it show up in the pas test if you have it?

Signs of prostate cancer? Will it show up in the pas test if you have it?

Not unless iate: Prostate cancer causes no symptoms early in its course and is usually picked up by biopsy prompted by abnormal rectal exam or elevated psa or accelerated psa. Abnormalities of psa and rectal exam do not prove cancer, but often lead to biopsy which is definitive test. ...Read more

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How can prostatitis affect diagnosis of prostate cancer?

How can prostatitis affect diagnosis of prostate cancer?

Elevate PSA: Prostatitis can elevate a man's psa level and lead to biopsy. If a man has symptoms of prostatitis and an elevated psa, usually we treat the prostatitis first and then recheck psa. For more: @thepeedoc www.Peedoc.Com. ...Read more

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Prostate cancer (Tip)

By age 80, almost 50% of men will have developed prostate cancer. For the majority it's not a clinical problem. ...See more

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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How can you diagnose prostate cancer?

How can you diagnose prostate cancer?

Biopsy: Normally to diagnose prostate cancer, a man needs to undergo a prostate ultrasound with a ultrasound guided prostate biopsy to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Where is prostate cancer commonly spread to?

Where is prostate cancer commonly spread to?

Bones and lymph node: Prostate cancer typically spreads to the pelvic lymph nodes or into bones, particularly he spine. ...Read more

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Prostate cancer (Tip)

Age, race, & family history are the most important known risk factors for prostate cancer. ...See more

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I had PSA test . Prostate cancer test. Total PSA is 0.506 ng/mL and PSA free is 0.152. I think psa free is very low. Can you tell me results fine or??

Firstly: Reason for PSA testing in a24 year old is unclear. Pre test probability is very low making the positive predictive value of the test extremly low hence not neccessary to do. the numbers give are WNL and reflective of a small sized prostate gland which is consistent with your age ...Read more

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How far along are they finding new tests for prostate cancer?

How far along are they finding new tests for prostate cancer?

Not far enough: We do not expect any major changes in testing for prostate cancer. There is some exciting work on molecular diagnostics but the simple answer is there is nothing new and ready to use. ...Read more

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Prostate cancer (Tip)

Proper diet, proper sleep & proper exercise can reduce your risk for prostate cancer. ...See more

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How can you know if you have prostate cancer?

How can you know if you have prostate cancer?

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

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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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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


Dr. Marvin Ott
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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