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Causes of prostrate cancer?

Causes of prostrate cancer?

Many associations: There are many things that are associated with the decelopment of prostate cancer but no definite causes. There is such a thing as inheritable prostate cancer but it is a far less common variant. ...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


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At what age should I get tested for prostrate cancer?

At what age should I get tested for prostrate cancer?

Depends: Prostate cancer typically occurs in older patients. Screening is usually performed with the prostate specific antigen test (psa). However before choosing to undergo screening, it is important to understand the possible outcomes of this testing. Not all prostate cancers are life threatening and treatment carries some risks of its own. ...Read more

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Ask a doctmy husband was told in dec. That he had prostrate cancer then in feb. We were told that it was the aggressive type and he would hor for free?

Ask a doctmy husband was told in dec. That he had prostrate cancer then in feb. We were told that it was the aggressive type and he would hor for free?

Prostate cancer : Is found in 230k american men annually. Need to know gleason sum, psa value. Resnick, nejm, january 2013 reported 15 year data suggesting harms vary, but survival identical between surgery and radiotherapy. Both are improved since the study (don 1994-5). See at leasst one of each. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of prostrate cancer?

Many or none : Trouble urinating decreased force in the stream of urine blood in the urine blood in the semen swelling in the legs discomfort in the pelvic area bone pain or none at all in early stages. ...Read more

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What happens if Prostrate cancer reoccurs after TURP. ?

What happens if Prostrate cancer reoccurs after TURP. ?

Prostate cancer: Not all prostate cancers requires tx. Tx decision depends on staging, PSA, gleason score, etc. TURP is used to treat BPH, or symptomatic prostate cancer. But it does not cure prostate cancer because it only removes portion of prostate. Early stage prostate cancer is usually treated with radical prostectomy or radiation. Thus if prostate cancer re-occurs, can consider above options. ...Read more

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What's the link between chia seeds and prostrate cancer?

What's the link between chia seeds and prostrate cancer?

1 Study in 2004: Reported that consumption of chia seeds was associated with ^'ed risk for prostate cancer. ...Read more

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Higher percentage for prostrate cancer if had visectimy?

Higher percentage for prostrate cancer if had visectimy?

Doubtful: This debate has been around for a while but currently most in urology and oncology believe that vasectomy itself does not increase the risk of developing prostate cancer. It is likely that they have a higher likelihood of earlier prostate cancer detection though. This is attributed to having a relationship with a urologist starting at a much younger age than other men. ...Read more

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How can I self check that I am suffering from prostrate cancer?

You can not: First you are too young to have prostate cancer second to detect prostate cancer there is a blood test that man will start having at age of 40-50 third to examined the prostate the doctor will do digital rectal examination something impossible to do on yourself in your age I will worry more about test ocular cancer it is the disease of the young now that you could do by inspecting your testicles ...Read more

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Why does HGH cause prostrate cancer, and if it does cause it, how long does it take to inact?

Why does HGH cause prostrate cancer, and if it does cause it, how long does it take to inact?

No reason 2 think so: The "science" is extremely soft, a couple late-1990s statistical relationships. People who make huge amounts of growth hormone (acromegalics / giants) have a somewhat higher risk for all cancers. If you are considering hgh as part of a muscle building scheme, don't waste your money but spend extra time exercising instead. ...Read more

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What can we expect from my husbands prostrate cancer it is in 10percent of the 12 biopsy taken thank you?

What can we expect from my husbands prostrate cancer it is in 10percent of the 12  biopsy taken thank you?

Depends: It sounds as if there is a small amount of cancer in the prostate which is good. However, there are many other factors such as the gleason score, psa, and others that help determine how aggressive the cancer is and whether treatment is needed or not. These need to be discussed with a urologist and/or radiation oncologist expert in prostate cancer treatment. ...Read more

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