Top
40
Doctor insights on: What Are The Causes Of Prostate Cancer

Share
1

1
What are the causes of testicular cancer?

What are the causes of testicular cancer?

Dumb luck: Apart from cryptorchidism, which greatly increases the risk, these seem to strike at random. There are two studies you may see that to me reek of bad science. In one, the men who had testicular cancer and wonder why were more willing to confess to having tried cannabis. In the other, men who'd lost a testis exaggerated their past athletic achievements. No, fitness doesn't cause cancer. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Barry Rosen
4,359 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
What are the causes of prostate cancer and what are the symptoms?

Cause is unknown: The symptoms are vague and not specific. So screening with blood test/ psa levels is advised if you are a male between 50 to70 years old. Eat healthy and use low fat foods..With ample veggies and fruits with each meal. Keep your weight into a healthy range.This migh tkeep you healthy for a long time to come. ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
4 doctors agreed:
3

3
What are the causes of colon cancer?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
4 doctors agreed:
What are the causes of colon cancer?

Combination : Environmental and genetic factors can increase the likelihood of developing colorectal cancer. 70% of cases are sporadic cases, only about 10% is a true inherited cancer and approximately 25% is familial type. Some risk factors include- inflammatory bowel disease, dietary habit ( processed red meat), dm, alcohol, growth hormone, obesity, cigarette, immunosupressant , age, etc. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?

What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?

None early on...: Prostate cancer may not cause signs or symptoms in early stages. Prostate cancer that is more advanced may cause signs and symptoms such as: trouble urinating, decreased force in the stream of urine, blood in the urine, blood in the semen, swelling in the legs, discomfort in the pelvic area, and bone pain. Some risk factors include advanced age and family history. Black men are at greater risk. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?

What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer: Most patients will not have symptoms until the cancer is very advanced or has spread. The clear majority of patients are diagnosed at early stages and will usually be diagnosed after having an elevated prostate specific antigen (PSA) test or after an abnormal digital rectal exam (DRE). These tests are usually performed by your primary care doctor or urologist. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
1 doctor agreed:
6

6
What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
1 doctor agreed:
What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?

No symptoms ...: Prostate cancer is usually asymptomatic until progressing to its very late stage which causes urinary blockage or / and pain from bony metastasis. More? Seek evaluation and counseling by urologist. ...Read more

7

7
What are the symtoms of prostate cancer?

What are the symtoms of prostate cancer?

Mostly none. : In fact, a good number of men who die of "old age" or other reasons are found to have prostate cancer in their autopsies and they never knew. If it grows big enough, men will have the usual urinary symptoms of enlarged prostate: difficulty starting, getting up at nite to pee, etc. If it spreads (and it prefers the bone) pain may occur. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
What are the causes of pancreatic cancer?

What are the causes of pancreatic cancer?

Multifactorial: Pancreatic cancer (adenocarcinoma) is caused by the accumulation of mutations in the dna of cells that line the pancreatic duct. Smokers, diabetics, and people with chronic pancreatitis are at increased risk, as are some people with familial (genetic) syndromes. Another type, neuroendocrine (like steve jobs) arise from hormone-producing cells and some are related to inherited cancer syndromes. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
What are the causes of penile cancer?

What are the causes of penile cancer?

Here are some...: The ultimate cause for cancer is the unwanted mutation of local cells leading to their non-stoppable division & growth in mass, which has been known to be associated with HPV infection notably by subtype 16 & 18, phimosis, no circumcision during young age, etc. But, clinically penile cancer is still a rarity. If concerned, see Doc by following info in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. ...Read more

11

11
What are the causes of breast cancer?

What are the causes of breast cancer?

Environment/Heredity: Unfortunately, we don't know enough about breast cancer to be able to identify the specific causes; at best, we know of some conditions that are associated with breast cancer, such as high and/or prolonged unopposed estrogen levels (early menarche, late menopause, hormone replacement). App. 10-15% of cases are due to hereditary risks, the rest are environmental. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
What are the causes of breast cancer?

What are the causes of breast cancer?

1 in 8 women: Unfortunately, 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer over the course of their lives. If you have no family history and you eat healthy and go for routine screening mammograms and perform self exams, you should be able to catch anything abnormal and treat it early. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
What are the causes of breast cancer?

What are the causes of breast cancer?

Unknown: There are some increased breast cancer risks associated with obesity, hormone medication use, early age at first menstruation, late age at first childbirth, etc. Only about 15% of breast cancers occur because of genetic inheritance. See this site with more information: http://media.Komen.Org/breastcancer101tool/english/video-player.Html#kbc_01_01. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
What are the causes of cancer?

What are the causes of cancer?

Genetics: Generally speaking cancers are caused by our cells not genetically reproducing correctly. The cells become abnormal and replicate at an increased speed. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
What are the causes of ovarian cancer?

What are the causes of ovarian cancer?

Many.: Common risk factors include family history of gynecologic cancer (including ovarian and breast cancers), nulligravidity (i.e. Few or no pregnancies), polycystic ovarian syndrome, smoking, endometriosis, and obesity. As with the majority of cancers, ovarian cancer develops with characteristic genetic alterations that lead to unchecked growth of cells. This process is multifactorial. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
What are the causes of vulvar cancer?

Not exactly clear: The risk factors for vulvar cancer include cigarette smoking, vulvar dystrophy (eg lichen sclerosus), vulvar or cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, human papillomavirus (hpv) infection, immunodeficiency syndroms, a prior history of cervical cancer, and northern european ancestry. ...Read more

17

17
What are the possible causes of prostate enlargement?

What are the possible causes of prostate enlargement?

Age. : The most common cause of prostate enlargement is age-related, called benign prostatic hyperplasia. This is generally not a health problem, unless it begins to restrict urine flow and cause bothersome urinary symptoms. Prostate infection & cancer are other potential causes. If you have any concerns, or if you have a family history of prostate cancer, speak to your primary care physician. ...Read more

18

18
What are the causes of thyroid cancer?

What are the causes of thyroid cancer?

No Simple Answer: It is likely due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors, both of which are not well understood at this time. In most patients, we do not know why they developed thyroid cancer. In occasional cases, the cause can be traced back to something specific (i.e. Prior exposure to radiation therapy to the neck or to other sources of radiation). ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
19

19
What are the symptoms of testicular cancer?

What are the symptoms of testicular cancer?

Testicular mass: Localized testicular cancer commonly presents as a mass in the testicle or scrotum with or without tenderness. The patient may also have testicular firmness, and scrotal heaviness. Metastatic disease may cause breast development (gynecomastia), gastrointestinal symptoms, or respiratory symptoms. ...Read more

20

20
What are the types of bladder cancer?

What are the types of bladder cancer?

Many: Most "bladder cancer" in the US refers to urothelial carcinoma (previously called transitional cell carcinoma). This accounts for 90% of "bladder cancer". Squamous cell and adenocarcinoma are more rare types acounting for 8% or so. These are associated with chronic inflammation/irritation or genetic predisposition. There is conflicting evidence if any of the above types are worse than the others. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
21

21
What are the causes of prostate cancer and what are the symptoms?

Cause is unknown: The symptoms are vague and not specific. So screening with blood test/ psa levels is advised if you are a male between 50 to70 years old. Eat healthy and use low fat foods..With ample veggies and fruits with each meal. Keep your weight into a healthy range.This migh tkeep you healthy for a long time to come. ...Read more

22

22
What are the major causes of prostate cancer in men and early warning signs?

What are the major causes of prostate cancer in men and early warning signs?

Genetics: There are few, if any, behavioral or environmental risk factors for prostate cancer. Sadly there are also few , if any, early symptoms of prostate cancer. Your best bet is annual screening with prostate exams and psa. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
23

23
What problems caused in radiation of prostate cancer?

What  problems  caused  in radiation  of  prostate  cancer?

It depends: Some men have no trouble with radiation to the prostate, either external beam or radiation seeds, but others will have trouble with pain on urination or difficulty with urination. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
24

24
What strains of HPV cause cervical and prostate cancer?

What strains of HPV cause cervical and prostate cancer?

Not prostate: No HPV is indicated in prostate cancer. Please don't equivocate the two. Prostate cancer is almost entirely due to androgenic stimulation as far as we know now. Not HPV. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Que Chu Dr. Chu
3 doctors agreed:
25

25
What causes prostate cancer?

Dr. Que Chu Dr. Chu
3 doctors agreed:

Prostate cancer: In brief, we do not know what cause prostate cancer but researchers found some risk factors that may lead to prostate cancer such as inherited DNA mutation of certain genes cause about 5% to 10% of prostate cancer and acquired DNA mutation of some genes also a risk factor and high level of some hormone such as testosterone or insulin-like growth factor-1 also is a risk factor for prostate cancer ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
3 doctors agreed:
26

26
What causes prostate cancer?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
3 doctors agreed:
What causes prostate cancer?

Here are some...: Every disease is a process of lifelong making of combining unmodifiable genetic factors & modifiable lifestyle over time, leading to altering cellular stability resulting in mutation. However the exact causes are still unclear although sex hormonal and nutritional imbalance has been speculated. More? Ask urologists timely. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
27

27
Causes of prostate cancer?

Causes of prostate cancer?

Three Main Things: At this time, there are no known direct causes for prostate cancer. Three factors are known. As men age, the risk for prostate cancer increases. Race also plays a role in risk (aa > whites > asians). Men with a primary relative(father, brother) are at the most increased risk for developing the disease. At 40, a rectal exam and psa blood test are the best way to start screening. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
28

28
Can you please list the common causes of prostate cancer?

None: There are no specific causes for prostate cancer. There is a link to family history but no other specific causes have been clearly identified. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
30

30
Pain in perinum on and off for almost 2 years. What could cause this? Worry about prostate/testicular cancer.

Pain in perinum on and off for almost 2 years. What could cause this? Worry about prostate/testicular cancer.

Medical exam?: Have you had a medical exam from your doctor? It is easy to detect Testicular cancer as you would be able to feel a lump/growth or mass in your testicle. Prostate cancer would be very unusual in a 37 year old. But it is easy to detect or rule it out with a very simple blood test called PSA. You should get an examination by your doctor to further investigate the cause of your pain in the perineum ...Read more

31

31
Can frequent ejaculation cause prostate cancer?

Can frequent ejaculation cause prostate cancer?

No: There is no solid data relating ejaculation to prostate cancer. There is some less than perfect reports out there, both supporting and opposing, the role between these 2 items. Bottom line is no significant relationship. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
32

32
Is prostate cancer caused by overuse of the gland?

Is prostate cancer caused by overuse of the gland?

No: Prostate cancer is not related to sexual activity, ejaculation, or masturbation. It is related to other factors such as family history. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
33

33
How accurate is it that over masturbating can cause prostate cancer?

How accurate is it that over masturbating can cause prostate cancer?

Not true: Frankly, just a lie to frighten young people. The claim makes no sense biologically, and actual studies show no effect of frequency of ejaculation. ...Read more

35

35
Ask a health question... Having prostate cancer that is large, will doing kegal exercises cause more damage if it produces a pain?

Ask a health question...  Having  prostate  cancer  that  is  large,  will  doing  kegal  exercises  cause more damage  if  it produces  a  pain?

You cannot hurt: Prostate cancer with kegel exercises, contracting the levator ani muscles, and you use these muscles to control diarrhea, and the urge to urinate. Many times physicians ask you to practice with thse muscles if there is urinary or fecal continence issues. The size of your prostate is irrelevant: you can have symptoms with a large or small gland. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
38

38
Can heavy masturbation cause prostate cancer?

Can heavy masturbation cause prostate cancer?

No: Things that actually cause cancer are those that mutate genes or make cells divide. This isn't happening when you entertain yourself. People have even looked at frequency of ejaculation and prostate cancer; there's no effect one way or the other. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
39

39
Is prostate cancer the main cause of incontinence in men?

Is prostate cancer the main cause of incontinence in men?

Incontinence: Incontinence of urine may be complication of surgery for prostate cancer (rarely from radiation therapy to the prostate as well). It is rare for prostate cancer itself to cause incontinence as a presenting symptom, if that is the question. ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers
Dr. Adam Lewis
7 doctors shared insights

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
551 doctors shared insights

Prostate Cancer (Definition)

Cancer in a man's prostate, the small walnut-sized gland ...Read more