Is. Turp done to fix prostate cancer?

No. TURP will make the urine have a stronger flow rate but will not remove the cancer. I assume you have received treatment for the cancer with external beam radiationor seed implants.I hope this answers your quesion.
Turp. Turp (transurethral resection of the prostate- removing a part of the prostate through the urethra) is a surgery used to relieve urinary obstructive symptoms from an enlarged prostate caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (bph). It is not a treatment for prostate cancer; however, prostate cancer at times is indentified through turp.
Palliation. Turp can be used to treat men with prostate cancer who have problems urinating. Turp cannot be used to cure prostate cancer because it removes only the parts of the prostate that are closest to the urethra, while leaving the majority of the gland intact. Because turp, when used in men with prostate cancer, is meant to relieve symptoms but not to cure the cancer, it is called a palliative procedure.

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Good evening, pt with prostate cancer & TURP done for him in 2010 & now on hormonal therapy but the tpsa level increased > 70. Why? What to do? Thanks

Biochemical relapse. Most likely this is a case of biochemical relapse. However, metastatic disease should be ruled out ( ct scan, bone scan) . If there is no site of metastatic disease- then it is biochemical relapse. Then in that case, he should see a radiation oncologist for local radiation to the prostatic area, in addition to hormonal therapy. Discuss further with oncology team. Read more...
Castrate resistant. I am not certain exactly what form of hormone deprivation he is on, but if it is an lhrh agonist or orchidectomy and the psa climbs, it typically means the cancer is "escaping" the effect of androgen deprivation. A review of his meds with an oncologist would be helpful and possibly add other drugs or consider next line therapy if his health permits. Best of luck to you. Read more...

What is the TURP procedure for prostate cancer?

Surgery. This a surgical procedure where a telecope is placed through the penis and a portion of the prostate is removed endoscopically with a laser or some other device. This is generally performed for benign conditions of the prostate but can be rarely used in prostate cancer patients to treat complications from the prostate cancer. Complications include erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence. Read more...
Palliative / partial. Trans urethral resection of prostate is primarily used for BPH or benign disease, however resected material may contain some previously unrecognized cancerous tissus. Also, some urologists perform a limited TURP for patients with prostate cancer who are not candidates for a radical prostatectomy, are treated with radiation +/or hormonal thera[py and still require relief of obstruction. Read more...

Whats done when testing for prostate cancer?

Rectal and PSA. A rectal examination and a blood test for prostate specific antigen (psa) are the usual procedures for intial testing. If there is suspician of cancer, needle biopsy of the prostate, through the rectum, is done and tissue set for examination by a pathologist. Read more...
Screening. Testing involves a rectal exam to assess prostate size and figuring out prostate symptoms/signs. After age 50, a psa test is typically done. Read more...

My grandpa & great grandpa had aggressive prostate cancer & I have multiple genetic markers for it. I am 31. What tests should I have done 2 b safe?

See below. Even in men with genetic risk factors for prostate cancer, it is not recommended to be screened for the disease until after age 40. A that time, you should have a psa test and rectal exam. Hopefully, by then, we may have a better screening test than the psa. It is good to have knowledge of your family medical history, as it will help your doctor look for diseases for which you are at higher risk. Read more...
Prostate cancer. I would get a psa test at age 40 given your family history if anybody in your family was diagnosed in there early 50s maybe age 35....But that may be overly aggressive. Read more...

I did a genetics with 23andme; I have a high chance of prostate cancer. Is that grounds to get my psa done prior to turning 45? And make insurance?

Prostate screening. The national comprehensive cancer network (nccn) recommends screening for high risk men (either through testing or family history) be screened with psa and rectal exam at age 40. I would recommend discussing this with your doctor. Read more...

Recently diagnose with prostate cancer Tic, gleason 7 (3+4), PSA 4.97 Had some labs done. Absolute lymphocyte 4.3 (High), immature granulocyte. 5 (High). Other labs normal. What does this mean?

Review with your doc. Your urologist will review this in detail and consider your surgical options with you. Please get on his treatment plan and this will help avoid future worsening of this disease and as well give you peace of mind. There are many labs followed and checked prior to surgery and other treatments. They get compared to your previous baseline levels. Your doctor will explain this regarding your case. Read more...