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What is green laser treatment for prosate cancer?

What is green laser treatment for prosate cancer?

For BPH: Greenlight laser ablation of the prostate is normally used for treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy after medical management has failed. Its use in treatment of prostate cancer would not offer a cure, but would be useful in relieving obstructive symptoms in men who have received treatment other than surgery (i.e., radiation or hormonal therapy). ...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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I had an abnormal smear 2yrs ago and had laser treatment to remove pre cancer cells is there a chance it may happen again?

I had an abnormal smear 2yrs ago and had laser treatment to remove pre cancer cells is there a chance it may happen again?

Possibly: There's an unofficial rule some of us follow: if you had it once, you are at increased risk for having it again. Doesn't mean you will, but that you can. Some things that need to be considered. For instance if you were diagnosed with high risk hpv which greatly increases your risk for cervical cancer. This is why we emphasize that boys and girls up until the age of 26 be vaccinated against hpv. ...Read more

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Could hair removal laser treatment cause cancer?

Could hair removal laser treatment cause cancer?

No: I'm sorry someone troubled you by suggesting this. Despite the daily foolishness that you read in the "pop" media, the things that really and truly cause cancer are either things that mutate genes (light beams won't do this) or that cause ongoing massive cell turnover (again, lasers won't do this.) decisions about body hair are extremely personal; if you know what you want, go for it. ...Read more

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Can laser treatment for facial hair cause vitamin d deficiency or skin cancer ?

Can laser treatment for facial hair cause vitamin d deficiency or skin cancer ?

Neither is caused: By laser hair removal treatments, most of which utilize infrared laser wavelengths. This is non-ionizing energy and will not cause skin cancer. Drink milk daily and you will have plenty of vitamin d, especially if you are in the sunlight for 10 or 15 minutes a day also. ...Read more

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Can laser treatment for facial hair lead to a vitamin d deficiency or cause skin cancer?

Can laser treatment for facial hair lead to a vitamin d deficiency or cause skin cancer?

No: Neither has ever been reported. The wavelengths used are not in the spectrum to cause either condition. ...Read more

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Is there a laser treatment that would shrink an enlarged prostate?

Is there a laser treatment that would shrink an enlarged prostate?

Lasers for prostate: Yes for benign prastatic hypertrophy, green lght lasers are used to burn the prat og prostate with the laser and it is quite successful if you qualify, if the tumour is not too big. ...Read more

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Since I have had laser treatment for glaucoma I have been suffering with horrible headaches pain in the teeth cheekbones and blowing green junk out ?

Since I have had laser treatment for glaucoma I have been suffering with horrible headaches pain in the teeth cheekbones and blowing green junk out 
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See your doctorS: Since you do not have eye redness or eye pain, it is less likely your symptoms are related to the lasers, or the eyes. If you develop eye redness and eye pain see your eye doctor. The symptoms you describe are more consistent with a sinus infection. My suggestion see your eye doctor again to make sure the laser was successful and no complications developed. Also see your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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. James Lin
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Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more