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How often are prostate tumors cancer rather than just an enlarged prostate?
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Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine
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In brief: Ca in older
Prostate cancer and BPH cause identical symptoms: hesitancy, dribbling, and frequent nighttime urination.
Cancer is unregulated growth. Nodular bumpy , firm, enlarged prostate psa and alkaline phosphatase elevated. Treatment: monitoring to surgery to radiation therapy to hormonal therapy BPH = common after age 40.“boggy” prostate psa elevated. Treatment – medication turp, thermal.

In brief: Ca in older
Prostate cancer and BPH cause identical symptoms: hesitancy, dribbling, and frequent nighttime urination.
Cancer is unregulated growth. Nodular bumpy , firm, enlarged prostate psa and alkaline phosphatase elevated. Treatment: monitoring to surgery to radiation therapy to hormonal therapy BPH = common after age 40.“boggy” prostate psa elevated. Treatment – medication turp, thermal.
Dr. Robert Carroll
Dr. Robert Carroll
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In brief: Always
A tumor is a cancer.
You may be asking about a nodule. In that case about 30% of nodules are cancerous.

In brief: Always
A tumor is a cancer.
You may be asking about a nodule. In that case about 30% of nodules are cancerous.
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