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When is it most important for men to get tested for prostate cancer?

When is it most important for men to get tested for prostate cancer?

Not needed?: The uspstf recommends against psa-based screening for prostate cancer. http://bit. Ly/nmvhid. Short and sweet. Any questions? ...Read more

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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Is it recommended to get a precautionary prostatectomy for men with family history of prostate cancer?

Is it recommended to get a precautionary prostatectomy for men with family history of prostate cancer?

NO!: It's not even definite in men with prostate cancer. You should get and exam and psa yearly starting at age 40. If you have symptoms see your doctor sooner. ...Read more

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When a man had prostate cancer and get ED is there anything to reverse it?

When a man had prostate cancer and get ED is there anything to reverse it?

You can treat it!: It depends on what kind of treatment you received - surgery, radiation and/or hormonal therapy. Some degree of ed occurs right after prostatectomy. If the nerve-sparing technique is used, recovery from ed may occur within the first year post surgery.
Treatment options for ed post prostate therapy include:
-oral medication
-intracavernous injection therapy
-vacuum assisted device
-penile implant. ...Read more

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Does 25 years old man can get prostate cancer? And if prostate is removed then a man become father. Means fertile?

Unlikely twice: Unlikely some one 25 year old to get cancer of prostate, usual age is 40 + and incidence increases with age. It is unlikely to impregnate as after radical prostate surgery, will not have normal ejaculation, (retrograde) but there are other means to harvest sperm, . ...Read more

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What to do if I'm a 58 year old man with prostate cancer, I'm undergoing radiation treatment and lupron (leuprolide), I get hot flashe?

What to do if I'm a 58 year old man with prostate cancer, I'm undergoing radiation treatment and lupron (leuprolide), I get hot flashe?

Side effect: The most common side effect of Lupron (leuprolide) is hot flashes. Unfortunately there is not much to do about it. The good news is that Lupron (leuprolide) is stopping your prostate cancer from being active. Lupron (leuprolide) in addition to radiation has been shown to work better than radiation alone for some patients with prostate cancer. ...Read more

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How common is prostate cancer among men in the united states?

How common is prostate cancer among men in the united states?

1/6: 1/6 get prostate cancer. Not everyone dies from the disease. Approximately 30, 000 die per year. ...Read more

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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

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When should men start getting screened for prostate cancer?

When should men start getting screened for prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer: My recommendation is to start at age 50; if you are a healthy and have >10 year life expectancy; if family history of pca start screening at 40. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could men avoid getting prostate cancer?

Can you tell me how could men avoid getting prostate cancer?

I doubt you can: Other colleagues may disagree, but I do not believe 'pop' claims about meat or milk causing prostate cancer. With the biases and confounding variables, it's hard to do real science and this is why results are so variable. I do not believe that frequency of ejaculation impacts prostate cancer risk. Being made a eunuch before puberty does work. It's not worth it. ...Read more

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What types of surgery are available for men with prostate cancer?

What types of surgery are available for men with prostate cancer?

Multiple: Robotic or laparoscopic surgery, perineal (under the scrotum), or open surgery are multiple ways to remove the prostate. ...Read more

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Should men on adt take a 5ar-inhibitor  when treating prostate cancer?

Should men on adt take a 5ar-inhibitor  when treating prostate cancer?

No: If you're already on adt, your testosterone is close to zero. 5 ari's only block the conversion of testosterone to dh-testosterone. So it is not only not fda approved, it won't help. ...Read more

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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

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What is the strongest anti-androgen for men with prostate cancer?

What is the strongest anti-androgen for men with prostate cancer?

Xtandi and Zytiga (abiraterone acetate): There are 2 new anti androgens available Xtandi and Zytiga (abiraterone acetate). Xtandi works at 3 places as testosterone enters cancer cells. Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) needs to be taken with Prednisone to prevent side effects. Both work well and usually help for 1-2 years and have been shown to delay the need for chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Is ingesting lots of soy products bad for men by increasing prostate cancer and estrogen?

Is ingesting lots of soy products bad for men by increasing prostate cancer and estrogen?

Estrogen: Interesting question; estrogen has been used to treat prostate cancer but due to cardio side effects is not used routinely any longer; the data on soy is very debatable. ...Read more

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What to do if I have read that HPV can cause about 30 kinds of cancers. Can it be a procuring cause of prostate cancer in men?

What to do if I have read that HPV can cause about 30 kinds of cancers. Can it be a procuring cause of prostate cancer in men?

Not that we know of: I have had a great amount of research experience in prostate cancer and HPV. Prostate cancer actually happens to be one of the few cancers that we have a well defined causative timeline. Almost all cases are due to hormonal (testosterone) inducement. This is why treatment (may) entails testosterone suppression. Anyone claiming a role for HPV doesn't have consensus backing and should be doubted. ...Read more

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Can masturbation prevent prostate cancer in older men?

Can masturbation prevent prostate cancer in older men?

Probably not: It's not possible to do controlled prospective studies; the last one I saw a few years ago related more frequent ejaculation to less prostate hyperplasia (confirming a traditional idea), but not affecting cancer risk either way. This makes sense biologically. ...Read more

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Can trichomoniasis increase incidence of prostate cancer in men?

Can trichomoniasis increase incidence of prostate cancer in men?

No: Trichomoniasis is an infection that is transmitted sexually. It is treated with the appropriate antibiotics. It has never been asoociated with the future development of prostate cancer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me for older men, does masturbation prevent prostate cancer?

Can you tell me for older men, does masturbation prevent prostate cancer?

Probably not: Heroic abstinence is a likely contributor to benign prostate hyperplasia. People have looked at prostate cancer versus frequency of ejaculation and found basically nothing. ...Read more

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I've been waking up 2-3 times a night to urinate, prostate cancer has affected men in my family as they age but I'm only 24 what could this be?

I've been waking up 2-3 times a night to urinate, prostate cancer has affected men in my family as they age but I'm only 24 what could this be?

Many possibilities.: Need to be evaluated by your md/urologist. Can be anything from kidney problems, prostatitis/enlarged prostate, due to many and varied causes, as well as excessive fluid intake prior to going to bed. The list goes on to include bladder problems as well as endocrine abnormalities, etc., etc., etc. ...Read more

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Should men receiving zoladex (goserelin) for prostate cancer be on some form of HRT as well?

Should men receiving zoladex (goserelin) for prostate cancer be on some form of HRT as well?

Hormones: Prostate cancer growth is slowed down by meds like that to reduce testosterone. You wouldn't want to take testosterone, it makes the cancer grow! Good multi vitamin and calcium are good ideas when on testosterone suppression for pca. ...Read more

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With colon and prostate cancer being on the rise in men, what are ways to combat and prevent this?

With colon and prostate cancer being on the rise in men, what are ways to combat and prevent this?

Wrong statement: Colorectal cancer incidence and mortality for both men and women has been going down since the 80's, partly due to screening colonoscopies that detect and remove polyps before they get to become cancer. Prostate is a more complex issue because we are learning to discern which ones need treatment and which don't. That said, neither its incidence nor its mortality are rising. ...Read more

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Should men receiving zoladex (goserelin) for prostate cancer also be on some form of hrt?

Should men receiving zoladex (goserelin) for prostate cancer also be on some form of hrt?

Counterproductive: Zoladex (goserelin) eliminates all production of testosterone by the testes. Hormone replacement therapy would be counterproductive ...Read more

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Years ago, a scientific paper suggested that flaxseed or flaxseed oil should not be consumed by men at risk for prostate cancer. What is recommended?

Years ago, a scientific paper suggested that flaxseed or flaxseed oil should not be consumed by men at risk for prostate cancer. What is recommended?

No scientificpaper: There is no scientific paper getting prostate cancer from flaxseed oil, you have to give, which paper. Flaxseed oil contains (suposed to) omega-3 and omga--6 fatty acids., take from there what ever benefits it has.. ...Read more

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Why is prostate cancer screening so controversial? Its relatively common in older men, so shouldn't older men be checked before it can spread and kill?

Why is prostate cancer screening so controversial? Its relatively common in older men, so shouldn't older men be checked before it can spread and kill?

Screening is hard: Prostate cancer screening is actually difficult, currently we don't have a really good test that reliably tells us if a man has prostate cancer. The PSA (prostate specific antigen) test used for cancer can go up and down and not always be due to prostate cancer. When we do prostate checks by digital rectal exam that can cause the PSA to go up. Many men have prostate enlargement and not cancer. ...Read more

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I have read that flaxseed oil may cause prostate cancer in men, and can it help with the heart?

I have read that flaxseed oil may cause prostate cancer in men, and can it help with the heart?

Not exactly: Flaxseed is a natural estrogen, which may actually reduce the risk of prostate cancer growth. It is also rich in omega three fatty acids, which may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease when consumed for many years. ...Read more

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Hey Doc, do us men need to masturbate in order to prevent prostate cancer or prostatitis? What happens if we choose not to masturbate at all? Thanks

Hey Doc, do us men need to masturbate in order to prevent prostate cancer or prostatitis? What happens if we choose not to masturbate at all? Thanks

Your choice: Very few young men are able to go without having an ejaculation at least every few days, by whatever means. You need to be able to sit still, focus on work and learning, and get to sleep at night. There is no "controlled study", but there's some evidence that "heroic abstinence" puts you at greater risk for prostate hyperplasia ("hypertrophy") and prostatitis. ...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

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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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


Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more