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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Prostate Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a new growth of any tissue with an ability to spread - metastasize - along blood vessels and lymphatic channels to near or far sites of the body with never-ending aggressiveness until the host succumbs to death by it or other related problems. Prostate cancer is one of them ranked as #2 cancer (after skin cancer) and & #2 cancer death (after lung cancer). 1 in 6-7 men in the US has it.

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What is the technical definition of prostate cancer?

What is the technical definition of prostate cancer?

Prostate Malignancy: Prostate cancer is cancer arising in the prostate gland that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm.Of men . It is usually grows slowly and initially remains confined to the prostate gland, where it may not cause serious harm. Some of these cancers are aggressive and can spread quickly to involve bones and other tissues. ...Read more

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Dr. Devon Webster
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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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Preventing Prostate Cancer (Tip)

Preventing Prostate Cancer

Statin use may decrease the risk of aggressive prostate cancer, but results are not conclusive. ...See more

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Living with an Enlarged Prostate (Checklist)

Avoid spicy foods
Once
Control fluid intake after 6PM
Once
Avoid excessive caffeine
Once
Empty your bladder before going to bed
Once
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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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Preventing Prostate Cancer (Tip)

Preventing Prostate Cancer

Use of nsaids such as aspirin, appears to decrease the risk of prostate cancer (rr=0.82). ...See more

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Living with an Enlarged Prostate (Checklist)

Avoid fluids prior to bedtime
once every night
Limit substances that increase urination such as caffeine and alcohol
daily
Try urinating from a seated position
daily
After emptying your bladder, wait a moment, relax, try to void again
daily
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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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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
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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. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more

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