prostate cancer

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What is prostate cancer?

The new growth of ..

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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
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi answered:

Prostate cancer treatment?

First question

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is whether treatment is necessary, depends on Gleason score and PSA. Treatment may not add value to you. Watchful waiting follows your PSA #, rate of rise. If your Gl >/= 7, PSA > 10ng/mL, best option is radiotherapy, +/- anti-hormone. Get a few opinions. Do not act in haste.
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causes of prostate cancer?

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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.
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Symtoms of prostate cancer?

Asymptomatic

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Prostate cancer at its early stages is generally without symptoms or warning signs. As prostate cancer grows, it may cause urinary obstructive symptoms. In advanced stages with bone metastasis it may present with bone pain.
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Dr. Simon Kimm answered:

What causes prostate cancer?

Genetic changes.

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Alterations in the DNA of cells in the prostate gland lead to the development of prostate cancer. Many different kinds of genetic changes can occur. Some are inherited, but most occur due to environmental influences such as diet, infection, and inflammation. A low fat diet high in fruits & vegetables seems to be protective against aggressive prostate cancer.
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Dr. Kris Gast answered:

What causes prostate cancer?

Risk for prostate CA

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No one knows the cause but there are several things that increase risk: age(over 65),race(African American have increase while Asian have decrease),Family history, location(living north of 40' latitude..decrease vit D?), smoking(with aggressive prostate cancer),diet(increase calcium and lack of veggies) agent orange, and lack of exercise.
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Dr. Leila Wing answered:

symptoms of prostate cancer?

Varies.

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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.
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Dr. Sewa Legha answered:

How do avoid prostate cancer?

Healthy Lifestyles

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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
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

can prostate cancer be cured?

Yes

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It often is, especially if it's low-grade and localized.
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Dr. Joel D. Lilly answered:

Is prostate cancer preventable?

Maybe

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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.
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