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Where does the prostate cancer spread on our body?

Where does the prostate cancer spread on our body?

It depends: Not all prostate cancer behaves the same way. However, it can spread to lymph nodes, bones, liver, lungs and brain. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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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


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Hi,i was was just wondering where the prostate, rectum, and anus are located and what their functions are.

Hi,i was was just wondering where the prostate, rectum, and anus are located and what their functions are.

Prostate: Well, let's focus on the prostate. I would hope you know what your anus and rectum do. The prostate produces some but not all of the semen fluid comes out with ejaculation. It is located beneath the bladder and is part of your lower urinary tract. Sperm cells from the testicles are mixed with the semen in the prostate. ...Read more

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Where is prostate cancer commonly spread to?

Where is prostate cancer commonly spread to?

Bones and lymph node: Prostate cancer typically spreads to the pelvic lymph nodes or into bones, particularly he spine. ...Read more

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Where can I have a prostate check without using my savings?

Where can I have a prostate check without using my savings?

Here are some...: Please check how medical care is delivered in South Africa. In the US, all medical care is done by paid services. But to help you understand more on prostate-related health issues, peruse articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble.html and in http://formefirst.com/onPSA-P-Ca.html. Thereby you gain insight on how to work well with the doctor for good care timely. ...Read more

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Where can I get my Prostate checked? How and where and what is involved and who is covered by Discovery?

Where can I get my Prostate checked? How and where and what is involved and who is covered by Discovery?

Discovery ?: This is a general medical information site based primarily in the US. We have no access or information about insurance, location or clinics, or other such programs in the 4 corners of the world where we are seen. If you have such questions contact the program directly. ...Read more

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Where does sperm go after prostate removal?

Where does sperm go after prostate removal?

Sperm : Sperm comes from the testes and travel through the prostate when a male ejaculatrs; after prostatectomy there is no ejaculation but the tested still function normally ...Read more

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Any ideas on where do sperm go after prostate removal?

Any ideas on where do sperm go after prostate removal?

Just like after....: The fate of sperms after prostate removal just like that after vasectomy, still existing inside the remaining tubing system of vas deferens and epididymis, and in time, the stagnated sperms will die, disintegrate, and liquefy as protein-rich fluid, which will be reabsorbed into body's systemic circulation acting like a foreign body so to induce sperm antibodies formed in post-vasectomy patients. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of a cancer patient? Has there any case where prostate metastasis could lead man to live more then 10 years?

What is the life expectancy of a cancer patient? Has there any case where prostate metastasis could lead man to live more then 10 years?

Yes: There is no one answer for life expectancy of a cancer patient.. Patients with metastatic prostate cancer can live for many years, typically with ongoing hormonal therapy. At some point the cancer generally becomes resistant to hormonal therapy and there are then additional systemic treatments that can further prolong life. 10 years is longer than most, but not impossible. ...Read more

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Where does the sperm go after prostate removal?

They are resorbed: When your prostate gland is removed, accessory glands, the seminal vesicles, are also removed at the same time. In addition, the vas deferens, which are the tubes that carry sperm to the prostate before ejaculation, are clipped and cut to allow for prostate removal. This is essentially the same thing as having a vasectomy. Sperm are still produced but eventually are resorbed by your body. ...Read more

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Can an enlarged prostate cause e.D?

Unlikely : In general, prostatic enlargement is unrelated to erectile dysfunction. The only connection is that the incidence of both increase with age. ...Read more

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Why the prostate grows?

Why the prostate grows?

Testosterone ...: The prostate grows as we age, probably due to the cumulative effect of male hormones (androgens) such as testosterone which men produce throughout their lives. The prostate is dependent on testosterone for growth, a fact we use in treatment of enlarged prostate with drugs such as Finasteride which blocks the conversion of testosterone to its active form ...Read more

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What is prostate massage?

What is prostate massage?

Rectal examination: This is where a finger is placed into the rectum and the prostate gland is palpated and gently massaged to help express secretions. This can help decrease the symptoms of prostatitis in some men. ...Read more

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What makes a prostate hurt?

What makes a prostate hurt?

Lots of things: Infection of the prostate, prostatitis is the most common. See your provider for an exam and urine sample. ...Read more

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Why is the prostate removed?

Prostatectomy: Prostate is removed because of benign prostate hyperplasia causing urinary obstruction to relieve obstruction carcinoma of prostate in some cases. ...Read more

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How big is my prostate at 19?

Your age: Your age is a rough estimate, although it probably overestimates the size. So, maybe 19 cc. ...Read more

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What can cause prostate pain?

Here are some ...: The fundamental cause is irritation to the nerve endings near, on, or inside the prostate by inflammation - infection, or by referring pain from the disorders of regional muscles, joints, and nerves so leading to the puzzles and debates on CP / CPPS as acronyms of chronic prostatitis / chronic pelvic pain syndrome. More? Ask treating urologist timely. ...Read more

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Is prostate massage dangerous?

Is prostate massage dangerous?

Vigorous massage is: Prostate massage is used in clinical practice rarely to diagnose chronic bacterial prostatitis. If used to achieve an intense orgasm, it should be done carefully, as vigorous massage may result in damage to the nearby thin rectal lining, stricture of the membranous urethra, or possibly epididymitis. If a patient has acute bacterial prostatitis, vigorous massage may seed the blood with bacteria. ...Read more

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Is chocolate bad for prostate?

Is chocolate bad for prostate?

Looking for evidence: Looking for evidence that chocolate is bad for the prostate, but only came across online sites saying that in younger men, drinking alcohol or consuming too much caffeine (especially coffee) can irritate the prostate and cause frequent urination (so, eliminating them from the diet may decrease prostatitis symptoms). Chocolate has caffeine. Other reported irritants include tobacco and spicy foods. ...Read more

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What food irritates the prostate?

What food irritates the prostate?

Several: Alcohol is a known irritant. Also caffeine, fried foods, and spicy foods -- especially those with peppers. ...Read more