Prostate cancer

What is Prostate cancer?

Cancer affecting the Prostate gland.Restricted to males.

Questions and answers on "Prostate cancer"

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Treatment for early stage prostate cancer depends upon the age of patient, expected survival, and serum PSA levels(for risk stratification).
Options are radical prostatectomy, radiation therapy or active surveillance.
Please discuss with your oncologist.

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my dad has been diognosed with prostate cancer and is in the middle of treatment the problem is when he goes to the loo he says it hurts and only a small bit comes out the doctor mentioned cranberry juice but that doesnt seem to be workin is there anything u suggest to relieve the pain?

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we live in a time where prostate cancer patients are living much longer then a decade.
He has to take high fiber diet and stoolsoftner like Lactulose 20 ml with warm water night if does not relieve can be taken more frequently like 3-4 times a day.

Dr.Deepak

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What is a prostate cancer with endocrinologist symptom? YYYY@YYYY

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Prostate cancer

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking

This type of prostate cancer it’s called NET

Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are neoplasms that arise from cells of the endocrine (hormonal) and nervous systems. Many are benign, while some are malignant.

They have...

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Hi doctor, I am 60 yr ( 5'8" / 75kg) have been diagoinsed with prostate cancer with garrison score of 3+3 and engaging 7% of over all tissues. Bone scann is normal. I got D-Dimer test done as I has occasional difficult breathing. Also I am sarcodisis patient with nil activity presently and no medicines.

My D-Dimer level has come 355 as against upper limit of 280. Can there be any coorelation between the prostate cancer and raised D-Dimer or I should look to other problems associated with raised D-Dimer like PE or others.

Thanks & regards

SK Garg

doctor1 MD

Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Cancer patients are at risk for hypercoagulation. And it is seen more with prostate malignancy.
So you are at higher risk of Pulmonary embolism and deep venous thrombosis (DVT) of lower limbs.
D dimer is marker of blood...

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My father has stage 4 prostate cancer with liver metastasis. tumor in liver. He has been taking hormone therapy for two years. He got prostate removed ten years back. Dr have recommended chemo. Another has recommended Zytiga. We are in a dilemma. Can we combine zytiga with radiation or nuclear medicine(linac) with hormone? Or should we go for chemo (docetaxel) combined with hormone? Also doctor has recommended zobone instead of zomata. He has been taking zomata for last 2 years.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
docetaxel/ cabazetaxol before zytiga.

Detailed Answer:
Dear Vivekprahladan

Your father has been diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer with liver metastasis. You have not told us that what is the skeletal status. As the disease has gone to liver we call it visceral metastasis. In...

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hi I had a question my husband had a prostate cancer and it was spread to his bone and to his liver his taking xtandi right now and his taking blood thinner tinzaparin is that safe I just heard that if your taking that xtandi medication your not supposed to take blood thinner.

doctor1 MD

Hi and thank you so much for this query.

It is safe to take these two medications together. I have not found any official information that suggest taking these medications together would be harmful. Seizures are the greatest concern when getting patients on this medication. I will like to also...

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I am waiting to take external beam radiation for my Prostate cancer. My Platelet count as of today is 51 They will not clear me to get the radiation treatments until I am at 100
Last year I took Rubutuxen and it worked for a few months and went up to 135 in XXXXXXX .of this year then went to 130 in Feb. and now it is 51 as of yesterday. The want ot try Romiplostin injection to raise count fast so I can take the radiation . I belong to Kaiser HMO in XXXXXXX XXXXXXX Ca. Since they tell me they have not tryed this before ,can you tell me something about this drug and if It is a good choice to do the trick.
Any bad side affects.

doctor1 MD

Hello and thank you for submitting your question.

This is a very good question in your situation especially since you're looking forward to a treatment which is certainly going to provide a significant benefit for treatment of your prostate cancer.

Romiplostim is a fairly new medication which...

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My husband had prostate cancer surgery in Dec 2012 and his first check up after the surgery his psa results were a little higher than the doctor wanted and he repeated the psa test a few weeks later. The psa had dropped and has since then until this last week it came back .7 and he will have another blood test tomorrow. Since his surgery he has had a problem with his back and as a result has had three sets of steriod injections and ultimately surgery in late July to remove a small piece of verbrae that was compressing a nerve. Could the steriod injections play a role in the increase of psa.

doctor1 MD

Hi!
welcome to HCM!
No,steroid injections do not affect PSA levels
PSA or Prostate-specific antigen, is a protein produced by cells of the prostate gland.The higher a man’s PSA level, the more likely it is that he has prostate cancer .
In addition to prostate cancer, a number of benign (not...

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Hello my grandfather had prostate cancer then it moved to his bones he went for a bone scan on moday and he went to the doctor yesterday and they told him it wasnt just in his bones anymore it is moving very fast through out his whole body how long would you say he would be alive for
?

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for writing in.

Prostate cancer is a condition that might spread to the bones in the lower back and pelvis in some of the patients. It is possible that your grandfather had prostate cancer manifestation in his bones and that is now spreading to other organs in the abdomen or elsewhere....

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I am taking rapaflow for urgency and burning and it works......my psa this summer was a good number my urologist tells me and that I'm only 44 without history of prostate cancer......the rapaflo works for about 4 days, then I need it again.....how can I rule out prostate cancer for sure......again, my blood work was good this past summer, but the smptoms continue......he says the prostate cancer test is painful and invasive for a 44 year old man.....im just nervous that he will miss something.

doctor1 MD

It is unlikely for psa to be normal or minimally elevated with cancer causing these symptoms.
And you dont fall in the high risk age group also.
If the anxiety is too much schedule for a multiple core needle biopsy test.

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Recent questions on  Prostate cancer

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Hi I'm a 34 year old guy average weight maybe 150 lbs. 5 nights ago I met a girl and was really drunk and could not get an erection she. Tried to give me oral sex but she actually was very rough and bit me and sucked on the head of my penis and made it all like a hickey. Since then I've been in pain and if I try to get an erection it feels extremely sensitive and I ejaculate while soft and then my prostate hurts. Is this going to go away?

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My father is 85. He woke up this morning to blood clots in his urine. The urine is very red with multiple clots. He had prostate surgery about 7 years ago. He has had no problems up until now. He has no pain or fever or any other symptoms. we went to our family doctor this morning who said to go to the urologist. We can t get in to the urologist until Monday. Is is alright to wait or do we go to the ER?

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My husband is taking Doxycycline 100 mg one tablet every 12 hours, and he having problems with Low Blood Pressure Is this one of the side effects. He also has COPD and Prostate Cancer which he is having Hormone therapy with an injection he had on 10/29/2013, and he is very uncomfortable with hot flashes. Thanks Sandy Weller

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My husband, age 76, has had dizziness, right hand tingling, occasional headaches, and feeling nausea. He has had this for about a year now. His energy level is very low after doing a small chore. He has had CT scans (head), ultra sounds of the stomach which proved he has a polyp on his gallbladder. He had his prostate (cancerous) out about 9 years ago. He had 33-34 radiation treatments for this and was put on hormone treatment for two years. His blood pressure is normally fine and blood test show bilirubin normal although he has gall stones contained within the gallbladder. His doctor believes that he has the onset of Parkinson s disease but a specialist he was sent to says no. One other doctor also does not believe he has Parkinson s disease. So - what is wrong? He is becoming baffled as to what is happening to him. Please can someone help.

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Hi I have been diagnosed with prostate cancer from a biopsy . They think it is confined to prostate. GS 3+4. 19/12 probes positive. 15% of tissue cancerous. 1) do you recommend radiation or surgery 2) for surgery do you recommend open, laproscopic...

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What is a prostate cancer with endocrinologist symptom? YYYY@YYYY

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In 2011 I received Proton Therapy for Prostate Cancer , recently, I have started having some discomfort in the hip on both sides where the proton entered and traveled on its way to radiate the prostrate. The discomfort is similar to that felt...

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