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Doctor insights on: Zoladex Anti Prostate Cancer Agent

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Dr. Barry Rosen
4,214 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


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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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Did anyone know much regarding a new prostate cancer drug?

New Treatments: Here are 3 recent medications used to fight metastatic prostate cancer. 1. Jevtana (cabazitaxel) - intravenous chemotherapy 2. Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) (abiraterone) - oral androgen biosynthesis inhibitor 3. Provenge (sipuleucel-t) - immunotherapy. ...Read more

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Can i get prostate cancer if i'm 26 years old?

Can i get prostate cancer if i'm 26 years old?

Very very unlikely: It is very very unlikely at age 26, but unfortunately anything possible in this world. The youngest I have had , he was 40 years of age. ...Read more

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How would a man be diagnosed with prostate cancer?

How would a man be diagnosed with prostate cancer?

Biopsy: The only way to confirm a diagnosis of prostate cancer is to perform a biopsy. Other tests may be suggestive of cancer but only a biopsy can prove it. ...Read more

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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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Can you tell me about the truth about prostate cancer?

Can you tell me about the truth about prostate cancer?

What truth?: I'm sure your question it's important, but you need to be a bit more specific regarding what you want to know. We only have 400 characters to answer each question. ...Read more

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How can I support someone with advanced prostate cancer?

Advanced ProsCa: Can be painful to have, and painful to watch. There are other aspects beside bone pain. Cancer interventions need to be balanced for benefit vs. Toxicity and cost for measure gained) - the new products abiraterone and alpharadon look good. When cancer intervention stops, palliative care: pain, comfort supplies (bed, o-2, shower chair etc), respites for caregiver, for in home pal care/hospice. ...Read more

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I was diagnose with prostate cancer what is the next step?

I was diagnose with prostate cancer what is the next step?

See the doctor: Prostate cancer is managed in many different ways depending upon the age, stage and clinical circumstances. I would suggest you talk to your doctor be it the urologist, radiation oncologist or primary care doctor first. You may have a curable cancer and it is important to follow through. Donot neglect it at this point without getting professional opinion. A conversation with your md is needed. ...Read more

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Can there be a way to do self-testing for prostate cancer?

Can there be a way to do self-testing for prostate cancer?

No self test: Prostate cancer v. rare at age 39-years. Urinary symptoms of slow urinary stream & frequent urination usually from other causes. Not associated with pain unless spread to spine. PSA is blood test for prostate cancer. Digital rectal exam. by Dr. can detect suspicious nodule. Self-testing not possible. ...Read more

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. Milton Alvis Jr
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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