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Is there evidence to suggest that clomiphene can increase risk of prostate or testicular cancer?

Is there evidence to suggest that clomiphene can increase risk of prostate or testicular cancer?

No: Clomiphene is a hormone that works similarly to estrogen, and is used for infertility to induce ovulation, among other uses. Prostate cancer, the most common cancer in males--reaching about 90% at age 90, is commonly treated with estrogen-type therapy. Testicular ca is rare and occurs in males 20-35 yrs old (guys check regularly). Am not aware of any good evidence of increased risk of any cancers. ...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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I am likely to have prostate cancer, and been suggested to have biopcy.Is there any beter option?

I am likely to have prostate cancer, and been suggested to have biopcy.Is there any beter option?

No: The only way to be sure is biopsy. Infections can make psa go up. BPH (benigh prostatic hypertrophy) can as well. And, the biopsy is not always successfuly on the first or even second try....So sometimes urologists need to so a very high number of samplings in an effort to find the cancer. Why: it is very curable if found before it spreads much of the time and path relates to prognosis. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my man has stage 3 prostate cancer even though the blood test was negative. how can that be?

What do you suggest if my man has stage 3 prostate cancer even though the blood test was negative. how can that be?

Psa normal: Not all prostate cancers express PSA. Therefore, someone can have a prostate cancer but still have a normal PSA. I have heard estimates as high as 5-10% of prostate cancers do not express PSA. This is one of the reasons why a prostate exam should be done in addition to a PSA test for screening. At stage 3, he should proceed for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my father was diagnosed with prostate cancer, will he be okay?

What do you suggest if my father was diagnosed with prostate cancer, will he be okay?

Depends on risk: Prostate cancer is divided into 3 risk categories: high, intermediate, low. This is based on PSA, Gleason grade, and T stage (how prostate feels on exam). If low risk, the options range from observation alone to treatment with surgery or radiation. Typically intermediate and high risk patients will receive treatment. Find out the details of the diagnosis from your father's physicians. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my father is 81 yrs old w prostate cancer stage 3. people keep saying to me it won't kill him. but it can kill you right?

What do you suggest if my father is 81 yrs old w prostate cancer stage 3. people keep saying to me it won't kill him. but it can kill you right?

Not low risk: Stage 3 prostate cancer should be addressed, unless your father has no symptoms from this and has a limited life expectancy from another medical condition. People are often mistaken by thinking NO MEN die from prostate cancer, but ~30,000 per year do die from it. Low risk prostate cancer often can be observed and not treated, but this is not true for stage 3 prostate cancer. ...Read more

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Years ago, a scientific paper suggested that flaxseed or flaxseed oil should not be consumed by men at risk for prostate cancer. What is recommended?

Years ago, a scientific paper suggested that flaxseed or flaxseed oil should not be consumed by men at risk for prostate cancer.  What is recommended?

Flaxseed & prostate : Studies about prostate cancer & flaxseed -- a rich source of the omega-3 fatty acid ala -- are confusing. At university of maryland medical center, some men who took flaxseed with a low-fat diet had slower prostate tumor growth than men who didn't supplement. But mayo clinic reported an increased risk of prostate cancer in some men who took ala -- not specifically naming flax seed. ? To suggest. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my husband has prostate cancer which has spread to his bones. his psa was until the last test. the ps?

What do you suggest if my husband has prostate cancer which has spread to his bones. his psa was until the last test. the ps?

Incomplete question: Please re-enter your question and include the PSA values. When prostate cancer spreads to bone, primary treatment includes androgen deprivation therapy. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my dad is diagnosed with prostate cancer, and doctor is saying for removal of testicles,?

What do you suggest if my dad is diagnosed with prostate cancer, and doctor is saying for removal of testicles,?

Options: Lowering testosterone levels can be very effective in controlling prostate cancer for a period of time. This can be done by removal of the testicles or by 'androgen deprivation' medications, typically an injection given every 3-4 months. ...Read more

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 ...Read more


Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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