Yes. Most men with screen-detected prostate cancer will not die of their disease. Age at diagnosis is probably the most important factor in this prediction (ie, life expectancy). Some men with high grade prostate cancers may be diagnosed with advanced disease or may progress to advanced stages despite treatment. These men are at greatest risk of death, but fortunately represent a minority of cases.
Yes. About 18% of men are eventually diagnosed with prostate cancer, but the incidence is even greater- by the time men reach their 70's the majority may have prostate cancer. Yet only 3% of men die from prostate cancer (this is still a lot of men). Thus, the vast majority of men who develop prostate cancer do not die from it. 92% of men diagnosed with prostate cancer survive at least 10 years.
Yes. With early detection, treatment, and close follow-up, one can definitely survive prostate cancer. It depends on the stage (extent) of the cancer, the overall health of the individual, and the response to treatment.
Yes. 1 in 6 get it only 1 in 40 will die 100 % 5 year survival with localized disease and no treatment.
Yes. Also it tends to occur at a younger age.
Yes. Prostate cancer seems to afflict more african american men than caucasians. The mortality rate is also double than that in other race groups perhaps because of the more aggressive type of cancer that is more common in blacks.
Yes. The african american men are at higher risk and should start with psa eralier than 50.
By you MD. First examination by your md, if repeat psa levels are still elevated, biopsy of prostate is still gold standard. If biopsy is negative and still suspicious for malignancy, testing for the genetic marker pca3 is helpful to detect the presence of carcinoma..
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.
RACIAL DIFFERENCES. If your question is prostate cancer in chinese men, the answer is as follows we know there are racial differences for risk of prostate cancer, african americans have 17% risk of prostate cancer and chinese men have much less risk anywhere fron 2to5% of getting prostate cancer.
Most common. It is the most common male cancer in the United States, excluding skin cancer. There is approximately 200, 000 new cases per year diagnosed. But fortunately, it is not the deadliest.
# 2 cacner in men. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in american men with approximately 200, 000 new cases per year. A man has a 1 in 6 risk of being diagnosed, but a 1 in 16 chance of dying from prostate cancer.
1/6. 1/6 get prostate cancer. Not everyone dies from the disease. Approximately 30, 000 die per year.
No. This is not true. Autopsy series of elderly men who die of causes other than prostate cancer, show a relatively high incidence of clinically insignificant prostate cancer.
Sometimes. Sometimes you can have urinary frequency, urgency, nocturia, hesitancy, and inability to pee. Symptoms are caused by prostate enlargement not necessarily by the cancer. Blood in urine or sperm. Pain in prostate or in bones. The only way to know is to have an exam and testing.
Examination & PSA. Examination of prostate, elivation of psa levels, and biopsy is still gold stranded for diagnosis. Now the tumor marker pca3 is available, which specific for cancer tested from urine. It is useful when biopsy is negative with high psa level, to monitor micro disease, and after treatment, .
Not needed? The uspstf recommends against psa-based screening for prostate cancer. Http://bit. Ly/nmvhid. Short and sweet. Any questions?
YES. Recent press has suggested men do not need to be screened but this ignores the fact that the death rate from prostate ca has fallen and the number of men with metastatic prostate ca is much lower. Men 40-65 should be screened especially if they have a family history, are overweight, have low testosterone, etc. Deciding what to do with the results of screening should be decided with their md.
Yes. Even for advanced prostate cancer, there are hormonal manipulations we can do to control the cancer. If the cancer responds to the medications, life expextancy can be years.
CAPRA score predicts. Many prostate cancers are not destined to be lethal, and most men will ultimately die from causes other than of the disease. (capra) score predicts both pathologic status and recurrence after surgery based on psa, grade, stage, age, and percent of cores positive; the sum yields a 0–10 score, with every 2 points representing roughly a doubling of risk of recurrence. It has been shown to predict.
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.
Perhaps. Erectile dysfunction is common in men over the age of 50. With prostate cancer treatments erectile dysfunction may occur or worsen. Time will often improve erections after surgery however other aids such as medicines, vacuum erection devices, penile injections, or prostheses may help.