How is cachexia corrected in prostate cancer?

It is difficult. Cachexia from any cancer is difficult to treat. Many reasons can lead to poor appetite, from apathy to lack of hunger or not even being able to taste foods well thus decreasing appetite. I'd recommend that you work with a dietician who is familiar with cancer patients. Protein calories seem to be quite important as well. I have not seen doctors use Megace (megestrol) an appetite stimulant in these cases.

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How do avoid prostate cancer?

Healthy Lifestyles. Prostate cancer is quite common in males >70 years but it is rarely of any consequence because an average patient with prostate cancer lives for>15years.This is the reason for not to even do psa test for >70 year old males. On the other hand we promote healthy lifestyles to prevent chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer, both of which can be minimized by cutting out animal fats in our diets. Read more...

How do you treat prostate cancer?

Surgery/Radiation. The 2 main forms of curative treatment for prostate cancer is radical surgery or some form of radiation therapy. There is also cryotherapy which is freezing of the prostate but not as common as surgery or radiation. If the cancer is advanced, then treatment consists of hormonal therapy. Read more...
It depends. Not all prostate cancer needs to be treated. Some prostate cancer is verrrrry slow growing and can be watched. We are constantly learning more about this disease and recommendations are changing. More and more men are being watched. Sometimes the trreatments for the disese are worse and more dangerous than the disesae itself. Read more...

How can you diagnose prostate cancer?

Biopsy. Normally to diagnose prostate cancer, a man needs to undergo a prostate ultrasound with a ultrasound guided prostate biopsy to make the diagnosis. Read more...
Prostate biopsy. The only method to diagnose prostate cancer is with a prostate biopsy. All x-ray studies such as ct scans, mri, or ultrasound are ineffective. Read more...

What is best way to treat prostate cancer?

Depends. There is no single answer to your question. Prostate cancer is treated based on many factors including one's health, life expectancy, degree of prostate cancer involvement, tumor stage, etc. A healthy discussion with your urologist will help you come to a proper conclusion and treatment plan based on your specific characteristics. Read more...
Prostate cancer . There is no "best" treatment for prostate cancer. The appropriate treatment for any given individual depends on the stage and grade of the tumor, the age and health of the patient and the patient's personal preference. Read more...
Prostate ca options . Please refer to nccn.org for a great overview of Pca. This context question cannot be answered in 100-200 words; too many factors . Read more...

How can I tell if I have a prostate cancer?

DR can help. It is difficult on your own to decide this. Certainly being male and over the age of 50 naturally increased your risk. However, your doctor can review your symptoms, if any and decide if there are certain tests that can help determine your risk. Read more...
Rectal exam and PSA. Digital rectal exam and serum psa levels are what doctors usually use to determine the next steps in care. Rectal exam showing one or more hard, irregular nodules on the posterior surface on the prostate is considered positive. Serum psa over 4 ng/nl is also seen but it is nonspecific, and even values <4 can possibly be in cancer cases if rectal exam is positive. That's why biopsy is done. Read more...
Most prostate cancer. Is found by a pattern of rising psa's; a digitally abnormal prostate exam is uncommon, and most are found at biopsy with rising psa. Psa driven diagnosis began about 1990. Symptoms of bladder outlet obstruction (frequency, urgency, dribbling) are not specific to prostate cancer, but bladder outlet obstruction from benign cause. There is risk of making a diagnosis you do not eed to know about. Read more...

Can you help me understand prostate cancer?

We could try... ...but would fall way short of the good explanation you deserve because of the 400 character limit. I suggest you check the American Cancer Society (cancer.org) and the National Cancer Institute (cancer.gov) websites. They provide good information about different cancer types. Best to you. . Read more...

Where is prostate cancer commonly spread to?

Bones and lymph node. Prostate cancer typically spreads to the pelvic lymph nodes or into bones, particularly he spine. Read more...
Lymph nodes, Prostate cancer first spread to adjacent lymph nodes first then next chain of nodes, then to bones. Read more...
Lymph nodes/bones. Commonly spread to lymph nodes- then spread to bones very commonly- especially the pelvic bones, spines. Less commonly than lymph nodes and bones- prostate cancer also can spread to liver and lung. Read more...
Extra capsular also. Not to confuse the issue, but the initial site of concern for spread is outside of the capsule surrounding the majority of the prostate gland, as discussed in partin tables, this can often be treated at the time of definitive local therapy. If further progression occurs it can go to lymph nodes regionally and ultimately bone distantly. Read more...

How can you know if you have prostate cancer?

Medical examination, To make a diagnosis of any medical disease, we take history for any symptoms bothering the patient, do a physical examination of the areas of concern and then do further tests if indicated by history and physical examination. So if you have concerns, go see your doctor who can help you. It is fairly easy to diagnose prostate cancer(commonly occurs in older(>50 years) males. Read more...
Prostate cancer. The main way to diagnose prostate cancer is with a biopsy of the prostate. Most men have a biopsy due to an abnormal PSA; the higher your PSA the higher chance of prostate cancer. If you have a PSA of 50 in the absence of other issues you have a very high chance of prostate cancer. Most men have PSA in the .5-2.5 range; a pt with prostate cancer in the bones can have a PSA over 1000. Read more...