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What will my father do with the side effects from his prostate cancer?

What will my father do with the side effects from his prostate cancer?

Discuss with his Dr.: Your father or you should address this to his urologist, oncologist or radiotherapist. There are many sequelae of prostate cancer, such as pain, and urinary syptoms. All can and should be addressed by his drs. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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 are the side effects of channel TURP - metastatic prostate cancer?

What are the side effects of channel TURP - metastatic prostate cancer?

Channel TURP: The assumption is that this person has advanced prostate cancer and has urinary obstruction secondary to the cancer. A channel TURP can lead to urinary incontinence.. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of radiation for prostate cancer?

What are the side effects of radiation for prostate cancer?

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

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Does brachytherapy for prostate cancer have the same side effects as beam radiation?

Does brachytherapy for prostate cancer have the same side effects as beam radiation?

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

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I have blood in my urine post 6 weeks scope to bladder for prostate cancer side effects, it happened after sex?

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

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What can be the side effects of prostate cancer treatment?

What can be the side effects of prostate cancer treatment?

Depends: 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

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How do you choose between surgery and radiation for localized prostate cancer when both have similar success rates and side effects??

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

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Prostate cancer - are there side effects of radiation therapy?

Prostate cancer - are there side effects of radiation therapy?

YES: External beam: skin becomes red, swollen, warm, and sensitive, as if sunburn which subsides gradually in four to six weeks.

Possible side effects: erectile dysfunction and urinary symptoms of frequency, bleeding, or, rarely, incontinence. ...Read more

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I've survived prostate cancer for 5 years now after radiation treatment, but with the usual side effects. Is it harmful to masterbate?

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

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Is there any side effect of luprodex 11.25 inj. In prostate cancer? What can be other treatment options for prostate cancer?

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

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Is prostate cancer a side effect of finasteride or I am misinformed?

Is prostate cancer a side effect of finasteride or I am misinformed?

Think of this: Finastereide did not cause prostate cancer, but some data has stated that if you were taking it, the cancer could be in more agressive form when it develops. ...Read more

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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

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

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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.?

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

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Need expert advice on effects of orchidectomy and lhrh agonist drugs on prostate cancer?

Need expert advice on effects of orchidectomy and lhrh agonist drugs on prostate cancer?

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

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I need external beam radiation for prostate cancer, will it have any bad effects on the rest of me?

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

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What are the effects of taking homones fosfestrol and bicalutamide for 3 weeks after being misdiagnosed with prostate cancer?

What are the effects of taking homones fosfestrol and bicalutamide for 3 weeks after being misdiagnosed with prostate cancer?

Low testosterone: The effects of these medications are to lower the male hormone, testosterone, in the body. This would be a temporary and reversible effect. There should be no long term consequence. You should have full recovery within 1 month of stopping the medicine. ...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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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?

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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How common is prostate cancer in women?

How common is prostate cancer in women?

Never: Women do not have a prostate gland and thus do not get prostate cancer. ...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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What's done when testing for prostate cancer?

What's 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

Dr. Howard Schneider
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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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