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What is the relationship between colon cancer and prostate cancer?

What is the relationship between colon cancer and prostate cancer?

Genetic conditions: There are certain genetic mutations where prostate cancer and colon cancer can manifest at an increased incidence. However most cases of colon cancer and prostate cancer are spontaneous. ...Read more

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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What is a risk factor for prostate cancer, and this relationship may have little to do my risks of getting prostate cancer?

What is a risk factor for prostate cancer, and this relationship may have little to do my risks of getting prostate cancer?

Age, family history: The risk of prostate cancer increases with age. It is relatively rare in men under 60. Sexual activity is not a risk factor. Family history of prostate cancer may be a risk factor for you. It's unclear whether screening tests for prostate cancer are useful for men without symptoms or family history. For men with symptoms or family history, I recommend screening. ...Read more

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Does L-arginine help against cancer?

Does L-arginine help against cancer?

Adjunct only: I don't believe it will do anything for you. The proposed mechanisms make no sense, and the whole thing is cultish. Interestingly, there's a counter-cult based on taking no arginine in the diet. I wouldn't give money to a pill company that misled me. If you want to try arginine, don't give up on conventional treatment. ...Read more

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If I toke l-arginine and l-lysine as HGH booster! Is there any effect on my sexual organs and cancer cells or any side effect?

If I toke l-arginine and l-lysine as HGH booster! Is there any effect on my sexual organs and cancer cells or any side effect?

No: I think you are the same person who had a kidney cancer when you were 2 years old, and I believe that it was wilms tumor. These supplemental Amino Acids when taken in moderation would not give any effects on your sexual function or induce recurrences of wilms tumor. But I don't believe there are reasons you need to take these supplements. They will not increase your"macho" power. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between colon cancer and prostate cancer?

Is there a connection between colon cancer and prostate cancer?

None: Colon cancer grows within the lumen of the bowel until a population of invasive cells spread to serosa and then nodes. It is probably secondary to a polyoma virus. Prostate Ca which is hormonally controlled probably arises from the MMTV virus entering the Wnt-1 gene to induce transformation. This same virus effects breast Ca and men married to women with Br Ca get more prostate Ca. ...Read more

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Is there any connection between bicycle riding and prostate cancer?

Is there any connection between bicycle riding and prostate cancer?

No...: On the contrary, lack of exercise may be a risk factor. Other risk factors include your age, race, genetics, and family history. Prostate cancer is most common in men older than 60, african-americans have a greater risk, and greater if a sibling was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Bicycle riding by itself has no increased risk and may actually be preventative. ...Read more

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Can I get prostate cancer if I'm 26 years old?

Can I get prostate cancer if I'm 26 years old?

Very very unlikely: It is very very unlikely at age 26, but unfortunately anything possible in this world.
The youngest I have had, he was 40 years of age. ...Read more

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How would a man be diagnosed with prostate cancer?

How would a man be diagnosed with prostate cancer?

Biopsy: The only way to confirm a diagnosis of prostate cancer is to perform a biopsy. Other tests may be suggestive of cancer but only a biopsy can prove it. ...Read more

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Where does the prostate cancer spread on our body?

It depends: Not all prostate cancer behaves the same way. However, it can spread to lymph nodes, bones, liver, lungs and brain. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the truth about prostate cancer?

What truth?: I'm sure your question it's important, but you need to be a bit more specific regarding what you want to know. We only have 400 characters to answer each question. ...Read more

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How can I support someone with advanced prostate cancer?

Advanced ProsCa: Can be painful to have, and painful to watch. There are other aspects beside bone pain. Cancer interventions need to be balanced for benefit vs. Toxicity and cost for measure gained) - the new products abiraterone and alpharadon look good. When cancer intervention stops, palliative care: pain, comfort supplies (bed, o-2, shower chair etc), respites for caregiver, for in home pal care/hospice. ...Read more

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I was diagnose with prostate cancer what is the next step?

I was diagnose with prostate cancer what is the next step?

See the doctor: Prostate cancer is managed in many different ways depending upon the age, stage and clinical circumstances. I would suggest you talk to your doctor be it the urologist, radiation oncologist or primary care doctor first.

You may have a curable cancer and it is important to follow through. Donot neglect it at this point without getting professional opinion. A conversation with your md is needed. ...Read more

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Can there be a way to do self-testing for prostate cancer?

Can there be a way to do self-testing for prostate cancer?

No self test: Prostate cancer v. rare at age 39-years. Urinary symptoms of slow urinary stream & frequent urination usually from other causes. Not associated with pain unless spread to spine. PSA is blood test for prostate cancer. Digital rectal exam. By Dr. Can detect suspicious nodule. Self-testing not possible. ...Read more

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What are the odds of a man getting prostate cancer in china?

RACIAL DIFFERENCES: If your question is prostate cancer in chinese men, the answer is as follows
we know there are racial differences for risk of prostate cancer, african americans have 17% risk of prostate cancer and chinese men have much less risk anywhere fron 2to5% of getting prostate cancer. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get prostate cancer no matter how old you are?

Is it possible to get prostate cancer no matter how old you are?

No: While I never like to say never, the chance of a teenager with prostate cancer is very close to zero.


20 to 30 years, 2% to 8%
31 to 40 years: 9% to 31%
41 to 50 years: 3% to 43%
51 to 60 years: 5% to 46%
61 to 70 years: 14% to 70%
71 to 80 years: 31% to 83%
81 to 90 years: 40% to 73%. ...Read more

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Has it really been shown that every man has some prostate cancer?

Has it really been shown that every man has some prostate cancer?

No: This is not true. Autopsy series of elderly men who die of causes other than prostate cancer, show a relatively high incidence of clinically insignificant prostate cancer. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for prostate cancer in a person over age 75?

What do you recommend for prostate cancer in a person over age 75?

It depends: Treatment for prostate cancer depends on many factors. If the disease is localized to the prostate, radioactive seed implants, prostate radiaion, or prostatectomy is recommended. Observation without specific treatment also may be appropriate. If the disease has spread, observation, drugs to suppress testosterone, or removal of the testicles might be recommended. ...Read more

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My stepfather was diagnosed with prostate cancer, will he be okay?

My stepfather was diagnosed with prostate cancer, will he be okay?

Prostate cancer opti: Please refer to nccn. Org for a great overview of Pca. This context question cannot be answered in 100-200 words; too many factors ...Read more

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Prostate cancer survival with advanced stages - is it fairly good or not?

Prostate cancer survival with advanced stages - is it fairly good or not?

Yes: Even for advanced prostate cancer, there are hormonal manipulations we can do to control the cancer. If the cancer responds to the medications, life expextancy can be years. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how much time would you have off work if you had prostate cancer?

I'm wondering how much time would you have off work if you had prostate cancer?

It depends: Many patients with low risk prostate cancer can undergo active surveillance which doesn't require any treatment and thus no time off work. ...Read more

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Is there a new way of diagnosing prostate cancer without doing the digital examination?

No good ones: Unfortunately, there is no reliable screening test for prostate cancer. The digital examination may detect changes, but it is uncomfortable and does not pick up 100% of cancers. The psa blood test may be falsely elevated in other conditions. With that said, the definitive surgical procedures used to stage and evaluate prostate cancer are invasive and have many side effects. ...Read more

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My husband has agressive prostate cancer. He has one shot. He been getting sicker everyday?

Needs treatment: Even aggressive prostate cancer can be treated. The mainstay of treatment usually includes injection of hormones to suppress hormone production which is very effective. Supportive care should also be used an an adjunct. ...Read more

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What is the diagnosis method for prostate cancer and what are some signs or symptoms of prostate cancer?

What is the diagnosis method for prostate cancer and what are some signs or symptoms of prostate cancer?

See details: Prostate cancer is diagnosed by the biopsy of the prostate. The value and use of the psa blood test is one of the greatest controversies in medicine. There may be no symptoms. If the prostate is enlarged there may be changes in the urinary stream or going more frequently. ...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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Can prostate massage reduce prostate cancer risk?

No: Prostate massage does not reduce prostate cancer risk. The 2 biggest risk factors for prostate cancer are male gender and age. You cannot change those easily! ...Read more

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Is prostate cancer caused by overuse of the gland?

Is prostate cancer caused by overuse of the gland?

No: Prostate cancer is not related to sexual activity, ejaculation, or masturbation. It is related to other factors such as family history. ...Read more

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What does chemotherapy do to treat prostate cancer?

What does chemotherapy do to treat prostate cancer?

Not much as of yet: Removal and containment of prostate cancer within the prostate is primary goal of treatment. If psa levels persist as elevated after definitive treatment then hormonal blockade to decrease the ability of testosterone to "feed" microscopic cells is next most effective treatment. Once hormonal suppression stops being effective chemotherapy has modest effects. Immune therapy is an option then also. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if prostate cancer usually fatal?

Prostate cancer: Prostate cancer is a very slow growing cancer and one that is easily screened for. It is most comman in older men. Like most cancers, if found early is cured most of the time. Treatment depends on age and the stage of disease. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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. Moez Khorsandi
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Prostate Cancer (Definition)

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