Prostate Cancer

What are the causes of prostate cancer?

It continues to amaze and irritate me that these kinds of stories appear so frequently among lay people. Maybe the comment by the physician was said in jest, or the patient didn’t quite catch the context of the statement that was uttered by the physician. Or just maybe the physician was having a bad day, month, year, or life. At any rate, if that statement was made, it is, in my humble opinion, irresponsible, at the least. Physicians are trained to be non-judgemental, but they are only human too.The cause of any cancer is a combination of factors which, at the level of the molecular machinery of a cell, cause that cell to begin to divide uncontrollably. Errors appear in the DNA (genes) of the cell and it just becomes a cell that”can’t say no”to continuously divide. Thus, a tumor forms and as the tumor grows larger, more errors occur, and the behavior of the cells is no longer helpful to the person, but harmful. When we understand that each of our bodies is made up of trillions of cells, yes, thousands of billions, it is a wonder that more cells do not become tumors than do. The body has mechanisms for dealing with these abnormal cells, but for reasons still unknown completely, these mechanisms allow the tumor to progress. The more rapidly a cell type divides normally in the body, the more often those cell types become cancerous. Thus, in women there is a relatively high incidence of breast cancer, and in men, prostate cancer. There are many factors that are associated with a higher incidence of cancer in certain ethnic groups, but as to the certain cause of one individual’s cancer, medical science is simply not sophisticated enough to make that determination yet. It may never get to that level of sophistication.So, take good care of your body, it is the only one you will get in your lifetime. And the same goes for me and for any other person. There was a very special man who lived in the Holy Land 2000 years ago who stated in his language:”MODERATION IN ALL THINGS”That remains the best advice, I believe, for all of us.

What is the prognosis for prostate cancer?

Is your Dad’s lesions considered meds from previous prostate cancer? If so, there is a good chance they can help him. Prostate cancer is very slow moving and given treatment he has a good chance at recovery.I think (but am not 100% positive) that they would give him radiation first then possibly preventative chemo in case there are any floaters (cancer cells in the blood stream). In saying that.. if this is a new cancer, treatment options may vary depending on the stage and localization.

Can you help with this question about prostate cancer and pomegranate juice?

Pomegranate juice is packed w/ antioxidants and so healthy over time those antioxidants really do help fight off cancer but don’t drink POM because that tests on animals.

Yes I have also heard Pomegranate juice is effective to prevent prostrate cancer due to is medicinal values. But it does not cure the disease already set in. Neither it will give any adverse indication in the Prostate specific antigen test conducted. this was confirmed to me by my Oncologist friend.Secondly while i appreciate you are taking all precautions to contain this disease, I request you not to have fear of getting it. If you are destined for something you will get it otherwise not. Take and think everything on positive note. Nothing will happen.

How long can you live with Prostate cancer?

Many men have prostate cancer the question is have fast growing is it. The younger you are when it is found is an indicator of how aggressive it is. Under sixty five it means loosing the gland. If you are older the Doc many choose other means. All men should take for granted they prostate cancer and study what they can do diet wise to slow cancer.

What is the best age to check your prostate for cancer?

40-50 , doctors like to screen for your prostate which includes a blood screen every year. The test is called a PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen)

What are the survival rates for prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer is the number cancer with the highest survival rate. My grandfather had it 20 years ago, he died of old age. My father-in law was diagnosed in November and went for the seed implantation and is doing great today – no cancer. Just get to the doctor to see the course of treatment.

Could someone corroborate that abstinence of sex is a risk factor to prostate cancer?

Some investigators have suggested that sexual abstinence may contribute to prostate cancer risk, but there is no consistent evidence to support this contention despite multiple studies in the past 30 years

Where can I find materials on reassurance for prostate cancer patients?

Murray’s How to Prevent and Treat Cancer with Natural Medicine is full of good info and advice and lists many different resources in the indexes. Pat Quillen’s Beating Cancer With Nutrition is also a good resource. No guaranteed cures, but a truckload of info and suggestions that have been helpful to many people.

How can one know that he has prostate cancer? What are the symptoms?

Initally you can get an indication by the symptoms. The symptoms of Prostate caner are -Prostate cancer usually doesn’t produce any noticeable symptoms in its early stages, so many cases of prostate cancer aren’t detected until the cancer has spread beyond the prostate. For most men, prostate cancer is first detected during a routine screening such as a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test or a digital rectal exam (DRE).When signs and symptoms do occur, they depend on how advanced the cancer is and how far the cancer has spread.Early signs and symptoms of prostate cancer can include urinary problems, caused when the prostate tumor presses on the bladder or on the tube that carries urine from the bladder (urethra). However, urinary symptoms are much more commonly caused by benign prostate problems, such as an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia) or prostate infections. Less than 5 percent of cases of prostate cancer have urinary problems as the initial symptom.

When urinary signs and symptoms do occur, they can include:- Trouble urinating- Starting and stopping while urinating-

Decreased force in the stream of urine Cancer in your prostate or the area around the prostate can cause:- Blood in your urine- Blood in your semen What causes prostate cancer and why some types behave differently are unknown.

The precise cause of prostate cancer is not known. However, there are several known risk factors for disease including age over 55, African-American heritage, a family history of the disease, occupational exposure to cadmium or rubber, a high-fat diet, ethnicity, hormones, and the environment. Men with high plasma testosterone levels may also have an increased risk for developing prostate cancer.

Can you get prostate cancer from masturbation?

If that were true, every man in the world would have prostate cancer

Are men with prostate cancer allowed to drink alcohol?

I used to think that to but it is just a myth. There has been no link between alcohol and prostate cancer risk. According to a new study drinking alcohol does not appear to up the risk of prostate cancer and men who drink alcohol may have a lower risk of having an aggressive prostate cancer and dying from the cancer. (Especially Red Wine, It lowers your risk.)

Is Masturbation really a preventative against prostate cancer?

No, if so there did be no cancer since everyone does it and all lads dicks would be twice the size they are.

After prostate cancer operation does a man lose his sex desire?

although I don’t know why. He retains his desire, but can’t get an erection.If you want a platonic relationship, go right ahead.

How much time would you have off work if you had prostate cancer?

This is definitely a male only problem, as you girls don’t have a prostate gland. A lot depends on how the surgery is carried out. The only way I have any real knowledge of is the Trans Urethral Resection of the Prostate (T.U.R.P.)As suggested the surgery is carried out through the Urethra, under a general anaesthetic, and afterwards the patient has a catheter fitted.This allows the hospital staff to monitor the output of urine, and what it contains, and the levels. (Blood, Ketones, Proteins etc) which are recorded on a fluids chart. Generally it takes 3 to 4 days for the urine to stop showing traces of blood, so the patient can be discharged from hospital. After that, a lot depends on the patient’s age, physical condition etc as to how soon he can return to work, but generally, Prostate Cancer is more regarded as an more mature (older) person’s disease.

How do I lower my testosterone level to slow the growth of prostate cancer?

  • PSA is a cancer marker, but less important than before.
  • What type of ca you had? metastases ?
  • How much testosterone you have ? no vitamins & herbs reduce it
  • Some help : zn, urgenin, zabar flowers, antioxidants etc zachi

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