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.
Prostate cancer. No clear risk factors.....1 in 6 men will get it...Risk doubles if a relative has it.

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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...

How to lift some one in advance stage of prostate cancer fom a bed who is in pain?

Difficult to say. Unfortunately without knowing where and/or more importantly what worsens the pain it is difficult to provide you with a reasonable answer. Obviously you want to be gentle with any types of movements, avoid prolonged time moving and make sure his body is supported as best as possible to limit to much body motion while moving. Best of luck. Read more...

My husband has agressive prostate cancer. He has one shot. He been getting sicker everyday?

Was the shot. Goseralin or luprolide? Or is it one shot to do well? Does aggressive mean already outside the prostate, or does it mean high risk by psa score or gleason score? The effects of the anti-hormone shots may make him feel "sicker". Wish i could be more helpful, your question leaves a lot out. Read more...
Needs treatment. Even aggressive prostate cancer can be treated. The mainstay of treatment usually includes injection of hormones to suppress hormone production which is very effective. Supportive care should also be used an an adjunct. Read more...