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Tomotherapy Side Effects Prostate Cancer
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
Here are some...: Radiation intends to kill cancers but always accompanying its collateral injury to all the tissues projected through. As a result, nature or features of all injured tissues may ensue leading to less ability to function and self-repair. Hence, urinary and/or fecal frequency, bleeding from rectum or bladder, etc. May develop. At times, feeling some tiredness may also happen to few. Generally, rare. ...Read more
No: Though both types of radiation are delivered to the prostate the brachytherapy has higher levels of radiation that cause more urinary symptoms than external beam. The external beam radiation has greater side effects on the rectum where as a properly performed brachytherapy procedure should have virtually no rectal symptoms. ...Read more
I have blood in my urine post 6 weeks scope to bladder for prostate cancer side effects, it happened after sex?
Possible, but...: Seeing gross hematuria after intercourse under your reported scenario is possible, but bears no alarm as long as voiding comfortably & have no fever. To help undrstand bloody urine in general, view article in http://formefirst. Com/hematuria. Html. For life reality, view lists of Facts of Life-1, 2, &3 by clicking the BUTTON on the left side of HOME of www. Formefirst. Com. Best... ...Read more
1. Confined to prostate - options include surgery, radiation, and radiation seeds/similar.
2. Prostate cancer spread - Lupron (leuprolide) injections, casodex, taxotere are usually initial treatments.
Side effects of all these treatments varies. I would suggest a conversation with your oncologist or urologist regarding the recommended treatment and options. ...Read more
How do you choose between surgery and radiation for localized prostate cancer when both have similar success rates and side effects??
Let's discussfurther: The answer to your question is out of scope for this forum. Unfair to answer question in the 400 characters allowed. Treatment is individualized. Happy to review in a consult request. Can review all your particulars. Good luck ...Read more
I've survived prostate cancer for 5 years now after radiation treatment, but with the usual side effects. Is it harmful to masterbate?
No, please enjoy: There is no reason not to masturbate, and healthy to have the urge. Is there any chance you might find or have a partner, that might be better. ...Read more
Is there any side effect of luprodex 11.25 inj. In prostate cancer? What can be other treatment options for prostate cancer?
See below: This medication and others like it are called androgen deprivation therapy, and they work by shutting down testicular production of the male hormone testosterone (aka chemical castration). Common side effects include hot flashes, fatigue, loss of sex drive, weight gain, erectile problems, depression, and bone demineralization. ...Read more
I have a pain in my groin are and on the bk right side of my testical could it be anything todo with bk prostate or prostate cancer?
How well researched is taking TRT causing prostate cancer? What is the likelihood someone could go on TRT for a lifetime and have no serious side efct
It doesn't: This was exploded over twenty years ago. Earl, there's lots of junk studies in science, but I've examined this and it doesn't hold up in the best work. You could do a study relying on people's memories that would "prove" eating licorice causes your kids to be born with a unibrow. The benefits for most men of replacement therapy seem marginal, but cancer's not one of the dangers. ...Read more
Do these supplements cause prostate cancer. Selenium and vitamin e derived from sunflower oil. I didn't take these yet just to be on the safe side.?
Not sure yet, but...: There has been no real study on how selenium & Vit E may induce prostate cancer. Most supplements are preying on public's fear and anxiety for commercialism with conflicting info on benefits or harms. In general, you may use them in moderation, but seriously take healthy lifestyle with no overindulgence as the foundation of all care. More? Go to articles in http://formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html. ...Read more
Lower testosterone: Orchiectomy and lhrh agonist medications are performed to lower the production of testosterone (fuel that promotes prostate cancer growth). Both will cause a man's testosterone to drop typically lower than 50 (normal >300). Will slow prostate cancer growth but not "cure" it. Side-effects of castration include hot-flashes, osteoporosis, diabetes/cardiovascular risks, etc. Discuss with urologist. ...Read more
I need external beam radiation for prostate cancer, will it have any bad effects on the rest of me?
not too bad: The majority of men do very well with radiation. During treatment there can be some fatigue, urinary changes and possibly some loose stools. Late term there can be a risk for erectile dysfunction, small risk for long term urinary changes, and especially with newer radiation techniques a small chance of rectal bleeding (proctitis). ...Read more
What are the effects of taking homones fosfestrol and bicalutamide for 3 weeks after being misdiagnosed with 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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