Is prostate cancer more prevalent in black men?

Yes. The african american men are at higher risk and should start with psa eralier than 50.
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.

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

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

What are the major causes of prostate cancer in men and early warning signs?

warning signs. The vast majority of patients with prostate cancer only have symptoms is the very late stages of the disease. Many people die of unrelated natural causes and never know they had prostate cancer. A small percentage can be very aggressive. If you have difficulty with urine flow, prostate pain or blood in your urine or any other prostate related symptoms please see a urologist and get checked. Read more...
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...

When should men start getting screened for prostate cancer?

40-75. This is the age variations. If concerned you should discuss with your doctor the psa test and rectal exam, considering your risk factors and your needs. Hope it helps. Read more...
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...

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...

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

Open or robotic. Open prostatectomy: longest track record, more blood loss, more hospital stay, laparoscopic or robotic ( da vinci): minimally invasive, less track record, less blood loss, less hospital stay either case, make sure your surgeon, performs many of these operations per year. Read more...
Two. A radical prostatectomy is surgery to remove the prostate for localized prostate cancer. These can be done through a regular incision or via multiple laparoscopic ports and a robotic assist. Although the robot is very sexy now, there is little data to support it being better than standard surgery. The key to either technique is an experienced surgeon. Read more...
Multiple. Robotic or laparoscopic surgery, perineal (under the scrotum), or open surgery are multiple ways to remove the prostate. Read more...

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

Not at this time. While some phyiscians do prescribe a 5 Alpha reducatse inhibotr when putting a ptainte on adt for prostate cancer, there is currently no proven advantage. What is more important is that currecnt recommendations are for men on adt to have therapy done intermittently. You should disucss this with our urologist to make sure it is the correct apporach for your care. Read more...
Compicated. It is not to my knowledge fda approved for that use. Read more...
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...

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...
Not exactly. Prostate cancer in itself rarely is a cause of urinary incontinence. When locally advanced, it can cause urinary retention. Prostatectomy, a surgical treatment for prostate cancer, can often cause some degree of stress urinary incontinence that can get better with time. Enlargement of the prostate (BPH) can cause overflow or urge urinary incontinence. Overactive bladder can also cause leakage. Read more...
Not cancer per se. Treatment for benign enlargement of the prostate and prostate cancer may lead to incontinence. The cancer per se is not the cause of incontinence. Read more...
No. The main causes of incontinence in men is prostate enlargement and overactive bladder. Prostate cancer is a small percentage of incontinence in men. If you have incontinence, see your doctor many treatments short of surgery are available. Read more...

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

No. Soy has not been found to be bad for men. Researchers are studying soy to see if it is helpful against prostate cancer. Some studies have found that psa levels are lower (better) in prostate cancer patients eating soy, but more studies are needed. Soy can be part of a healthy diet, as long as one eats a variety of foods other than soy. However, one should avoid soy drinks that have too much sugar. Read more...
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...