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If a woman has no prostate. Can her male children inherit gene from her that increases prostate cancer?

Prostate CA Genes. That's a very good question. The answer is likely yes because gene mutations are probably cause cancer and these mutations are not necessarily organ specific, like the brca gene mutation, which also is associated with a higher risk of prostate cancer. Read more...

How does one get prostate cancer?

We don't know. Prostate cancer is not a cancer that one just "gets". Its appears to be a multifactorial diease that is influenced by genetics but may also occur sporadically without any family history. There has been recent data to show that viyamin e may increase chances of getting cancer but there are no other specific links thus far. Read more...
Prostate cancer. No clear risk factors.....1 in 6 men will get it...Risk doubles if a relative has it. Read more...

How common is prostate cancer in women?

It does not happen. As women do not have a prostate, they do not get prostate cancer. Read more...
NO PROSTATE. Women have plenty of other worries, thankfully an enlarged or ill prostate is not one of them, as this little gland only appears in men;however the skene glands around the female urethra are also known as the "female prostate". Read more...

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...
Unlikely . For a typical prostate cancer that originates from prostate gland - it is unlikely to happen at your age. It is usually more common at older age -60 or older. In certain race like in african american- it can happen at younger age-around age of 40's. However it also will depend on your family history of cancer. Read more...

Is it possible to get prostate cancer no matter how old you are?

No. While i never like to say never, the chance of a teenager with prostate cancer is very close to zero. 20 to 30 years, 2% to 8% 31 to 40 years: 9% to 31% 41 to 50 years: 3% to 43% 51 to 60 years: 5% to 46% 61 to 70 years: 14% to 70% 71 to 80 years: 31% to 83% 81 to 90 years: 40% to 73%. Read more...

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

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

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...
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. Read more...

Can you tell me if you survive prostate cancer, will you not get another cancer?

I wish... Surviving one cancer does not protect you against another one, sometimes even in the same organ. Need to stay alert. Read more...
Here are some ... Generally speaking, a patient with a primary cancer of an organ has a higher odd to develop a second primary cancer in another organ, which largely reflects the total background of individual genetic factors and lifestyle over time. More? Ask Doc... Read more...

Can a person with prostate cancer transmit any form of cancer to his partner (female or male)?

No. This is a common question i get from patients. There is no evidence whatsoever that this is possible. Read more...
Cancer. I can think of no cancer than is spread this way.....A virus like hpv can be spread and this can increase cancer risk.... Read more...