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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Prostate Cancer (Overview)

Prostate cancer is a over proliferation of abnormal cells of the prostate gland. Late symptoms include difficulty with urination, bone pain, and fatigue.


Dr. Lauren Stegman
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
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What is the technical definition of prostate cancer?

Dr. Lauren Stegman
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
22 years in practice
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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
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Prostate Cancer (Overview)

Prostate cancer is a over proliferation of abnormal cells of the prostate gland. Late symptoms include difficulty with urination, bone pain, and fatigue.


Dr. Robert Donato
Board Certified, Urology
20 years in practice
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How does prostate cancer kill a patient?

Dr. Robert Donato
Board Certified, Urology
20 years in practice
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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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Being a Healthy Man (Tip)

Being a Healthy Man

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

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See dermatologist for check ups
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Dr. Jonathan Oppenheimer
Board Certified, Urology
36 years in practice
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When one has intermittent bone pain in the hips, is that a symptom of prostate cancer?

Dr. Jonathan Oppenheimer
Board Certified, Urology
36 years in practice
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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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Dr. Leila Wing
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
9 years in practice
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Symptoms of prostate cancer?

Dr. Leila Wing
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
9 years in practice
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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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Being a Healthy Man (Tip)

Being a Healthy Man

Prostate cancer can be aggressive and watchful waiting is not advised. ...See more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Dr. Andrew Siegel
Board Certified, Urology
35 years in practice
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Signs of prostate cancer? Will it show up in the pas test if you have it?

Dr. Andrew Siegel
Board Certified, Urology
35 years in practice
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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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Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Board Certified, Urology
23 years in practice
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How can prostatitis affect diagnosis of prostate cancer?

Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Board Certified, Urology
23 years in practice
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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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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that occur in almost any organ or tissue in the body. Symptoms depend on the location of the cancer, and cancer often has the potential to grow and spread to other ...Read more


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