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My uncle is in late stage of prostate cancer bone metasis, so what can I do since he in vietnam and the doc say to him it hopeless to continue now?

My uncle is in late stage of prostate cancer bone metasis, so what can I do since he in vietnam and the doc say to him it hopeless to continue now?

Comfort him,,,: If he is at this point in his course of this disease, likely it is best to comfort him. If he is in pain, pain-killing medicine like morphine might be used to stop it. Having him kept clean also helps. Strontium-89 might be used if there is bone pain due to metastasis. It also may be good to go out there and see him if you can, as he might like a visit from family. Best of luck. ...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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Symptoms of prostate cancer?

Symptoms of prostate cancer?

Varies.: Some people with prostate cancer may not have any symptoms and are found with a prostate nodule on routine examination or have blood work that shows a high psa level. The screening recommendations for prostate cancer are debated/controversial, so have a discussion with your doctor. Your doctor can discuss the risks and benefits of screening. ...Read more

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Can prostate cancer be inherited?

Risk: 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate ca; if family history can be 1 in 3 risk of death 1 in 50. ...Read more

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How is prostate cancer diagnosed? 

How is prostate cancer diagnosed? 

History/Exam/Tests: Prostate cancer (cap) does not generally have symptoms until it is fairly advanced and untreatable. Thus screening for cap has been done by asking for any family history of cap, examining the prostate through a rectal exam and by checking a test called prosate specific antigen(psa). If the exam or psa are abnormal, an ultrasound-guided biopsy through the rectum acquires tissue to assess for cap. ...Read more

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Can you advise for prostate cancer?

Can you advise for prostate cancer?

Treat early: Prostate cancer best defined when patient is over 70 years of age. In many instances hormone control can manage lesion without surgery. If in the 50's the disease is very aggressive and radical prostatectomy, (DaVinci ) should be considered. Here hormone management initially with Lupron (leuprolide) and possibly later with chemo may be necessary. What is your PSA? ...Read more

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Prostate cancer how can it be solved

Prostate cancer how can it be solved

Prostate : Prostate cancer can be approached in different ways. Treatment will depend on the patient's age, psa test, gleason score, and clinical stage. A wide range of treatment modalities are available for localized prostate cancer such as: active surveillance, seed implants, external beam radiationtherapy, surgery (open, laparoscopic, robotic), cryotherapy, and hifu. Other treatment modalities for locally advanced prostate cancer with or without metastasis include adding additional therapy such as hormonetherapy and/or chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What is prostate cancer & its course?

What is prostate cancer & its course?

Prost cells gone bad: Prostate cells that have gone bad and escaped normal mechanism of body that eliminates bad cell. If detected early very curable when treated, many options. When detected late, can often metastasize to bone and not curable. There are many treatment options these days for any stage of the prostate cancer. ...Read more

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Help! exactly what is prostate cancer?

Help! exactly what is prostate cancer?

Studies: A study released in the archives of internal medicine (10 sept 2012); reviewed 29 studies involving almost 18, 000 people; indicated that acupuncture was found better at pain relief than no treatment or sham treatment. For some conditions it is superior to standard treatments.http://www.sfgate.com/business/prweb/article/acupuncture-is-effective-for-chronic-pain-new-3867880.php#ixzz2k2xjf3vp. ...Read more

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What are the sings for prostate cancer?

What are the sings for prostate cancer?

Symptoms are: Silent, occurs in context of "normal" aging prostate that causes obstructive symptoms (freq., urgency, night urination, etc). This leads to a psa (prostate specific, not cancer specific, antigen), a sign. Signs need to be interperted by someone that knows this territory, but focuse \s on you and your options. A finger exam is not sensitive but a sign that helps guide work up and rx options. ...Read more

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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. Ihab Ibrahim
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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