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Doctor insights on: The Role Of Zinc Cadmium In Prostate Cancer

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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


Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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How can I help prevent prostate cancer? Any eating habits? Does alcohol play a role?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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How can I help prevent prostate cancer? Any eating habits? Does alcohol play a role?

Healthy lifestyle: Nothing specific. But in general what you can do is to avoid cigarette/tobacco, avoid alcohol. Have an active and healthy lifestyle, exercise regularly, have a well balanced diet, increase your fibre, vegetable and fruits intake and decrease intake of processed red meat, carbohydrates. Pomegranate may be beneficial specifically in prostate cancer prevention. ...Read more

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What role do diet and dietary supplements play in prostate cancer?

What role do diet and dietary supplements play in prostate cancer?

Not well known: There are conflicting evidence that green tea, isoflavones, lycopenes, cruciferous vegetables and omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acid intake maybe beneficial in the prevention and/or progression of prostate cancer. While high total fat, meat (especially well cooked) and multivitamin may be associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer. Key point - avoid obesity. ...Read more

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Can woman get prostate cancer?

Can woman get prostate cancer?

No: Lucky for us - that is one kind of cancer we can't get. Only men have prostates. ...Read more

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How does one get prostate cancer?

How does one get prostate cancer?

We don't know: Prostate cancer is not a cancer that one just "gets". Its appears to be a multifactorial diease that is influenced by genetics but may also occur sporadically without any family history. There has been recent data to show that viyamin e may increase chances of getting cancer but there are no other specific links thus far. ...Read more

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Can a man survive prostate cancer?

Can a man survive prostate cancer?

Yes: Most men with screen-detected prostate cancer will not die of their disease. Age at diagnosis is probably the most important factor in this prediction (ie, life expectancy). Some men with high grade prostate cancers may be diagnosed with advanced disease or may progress to advanced stages despite treatment. These men are at greatest risk of death, but fortunately represent a minority of cases. ...Read more

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Dr. Gene Wong Dr. Wong
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How do people treat prostate cancer?

Dr. Gene Wong Dr. Wong
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How do people treat prostate cancer?

Mutiple options: Generally speaking, there are many ways to treat prostate cancer including surgery, radiation with xray beam, implants with seeds or high dose rate needles, cryosurgery (freezing). Hormones sometimes are used on top of the above treatment. The decision will depend on stage, aggressiveness of disease, patient condition and his choice. ...Read more

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What does prostate cancer look like?

What does prostate cancer look like?

Cancer or tumor: Of the prostate typically is a slow growing nodule within the prostate. The gleason grade helps to stratify the tumors that are higher grade from lower grade slower growing tumors. Some cancers can be palpated on exam. Higher grade tumors may be more aggressive and may be less likely to form a mass. The psa test may be helpful in the appropriate clinical setting. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about prostate cancer?

What can you tell me about prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer: Prostate cancer is the most common cancer amoung men in the USA. About 225,000 men are diagnosed each year and about 25,000 men will die from prostate cancer each year; about 1 in 6 men will get prostate cancer; but only 1 in 50 of those diagnosed will die of prostate cancer. The 5 year survival for localized prostate cancer 100%; so diagnosis does not equal death ! ...Read more

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Whats done when testing for prostate cancer?

Whats done when testing for prostate cancer?

Screening: Testing involves a rectal exam to assess prostate size and figuring out prostate symptoms/signs. After age 50, a psa test is typically done. ...Read more

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Who is at risk of developing prostate cancer?

Who is at risk of developing prostate cancer?

Men as they age: No joke, risk #1 being male, risk#2 getting older. The risk of prostate cancer increases with age, especially after age 50. More than 80% of prostate cancers are diagnosed in men who are 65 or older. And in the us, african american men have a higher risk of prostate cancer than white men. Additionally a family history of prostate cancer is also a risk. See this link: http://bit.Ly/lhig6p. ...Read more

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What exactly does stages of prostate cancer mean?

What exactly does stages of prostate cancer mean?

Cancer progression: Staging prostate cancer (or any cancer) is a method to allow the physician and patient to help aid in the prognosis. This is a measure of the how far advanced the cancer has progressed such as into other organs or into bones. It also help aid in the treatment options since certain options of treatment are onloy available at certain stages. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have stage 5 prostate cancer?

What does it mean to have stage 5 prostate cancer?

Prostate ca stages: When one looks at the stages of cancers, generally they are divided into stage i-iv. This is based on local extent of disease. This is also true for prostate cancer so that incidental disease is stage i, palpable diseases stage ii, locally advanced disease is stage iii, and metastatic disease is stage iv. Stage v is not a widely accepted or used prostate cancer stage. ...Read more

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Can you still have kids if you have prostate cancer?

Can you still have kids if you have prostate cancer?

The cancer isn't: The issue, the treatment is. Some prostate cancer can be "watched and waited". Surgery removed the prostate and disconnects the vas deferens. Xrt methods will diminish semen volume, but there may still be viable sperm, so fertility may not be abolished. Hormones decrease libido. All treatment risks ed long term, surgery does it early may return. ...Read more

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Does the susceptibility of prostate cancer to radiation run in families?

Does the susceptibility of prostate cancer to radiation run in families?

Yes: A man with a brother or father with prostate cancer has double te risk of developing prostate cancer than a man with a negative family history. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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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. Jack Mutnick
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Insect Venom Panel (Definition)

The insect venom panel uses venom from wasp, honey bee, yellow jacket, yellow hornets and white faced hornets. Fire ant allergens are also used if there is ...Read more