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Wonen do have a prostate gland, but it is much smaller than a male's prostate. Female prostate cancer, while possible is extremely rare.

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Can women and men get prostate cancer?

Only men have a prostate gland. Actually women do have a prostate gland, but it is much smaller than a man's prostate, and women generally do not get prostate cancer.


How is a woman's prostate cancer treated?

women do not have a prostate


What are the chances of women having prostate cancer?

Zero. Women do not have a prostate gland.


Can women carry the prostate cancer gene?

No, the prostate cancer gene is only found in men.


Can women get colon cancer?

Yes they can. The only cancers women can't get are prostate and testicular cancer.


What did men do that women didn't yet?

Get prostate cancer.


Is prostate cancer among men is equally as common as breast cancer is among woman?

I would not say prostate cancer is equally common in men as breast cancer in women, but prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men.


Prostate cancer can physically affect both men and women?

No. Women do NOT have prostates.


Can women be a carrier of prostate cancer?

In a word, yes. The BRCA2 gene mutation is associated with some breast cancers and more aggressive prostate cancers. There are higer rates of men with prostate cancer in families with women who have had breast cancer. The BRCA mutations can be inherited, so yes: if a women has BRCA2 mutation she can pass it to her son which could predispose him to prostate cancer.


Prostate cancer among men is about as common as breast cancer is among women?

True


Prostate cancer among men is about as common as breast cancer is among women.?

true


Can women get prostate cancer?

Women do not classically get prostate cancer as cancer of the prostate is classified as a disease of the prostate gland of the male reproductive system. However, in 2002 the female Skene's Gland was officially renamed the female prostate as it was found to be homologous in function. Both male and female prostates produce Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) and contribute to the ejaculate fluid. Six cases of adenocarcinoma have been observed as originated from the female prostate that strongly resemble that of classical male prostate cancer. Serum tests showed elevated levels of PSA, typical in prostate cancer.


Prostate cancer among men is equally as common as breast cancer is among women?

True


What is the difference between deaths from lung cancer and deaths from prostate cancer?

lung cancer is in the lungs, prostate cancer is in the prostate.


Where did prostate cancer originate from?

Prostate cancer originates in the prostate gland. The prostate gland is a gland in the male reproductive system. Prostate cancer can spread to other parts of the body from the prostate.


What is prostate cancer and how is it caused?

Prostate Cancer is cancer that is found in the Prostate gland of males. As will all Cancer the cause is not known for sure. Http://ehealthmd.com/content/what-prostate-cancer is a great website to explain Prostate Cancer and has information on who may be at risk.


What are the two most cancers in men and women?

The most common cancer in women is Breast, and in men Prostate.


Number 1 cancer killer of men?

The number one type of cancer that men and women die from is lung cancer. The type of cancer that affects men is prostate, but it is the number two killer of men behind lung cancer.


Can prostate cancer be atributed to colon cancer?

No. Prostate cancer has nothing to do with people who have colon cancer. That's not to say it couldn't possibly metasticize to the prostate, but plenty more men have prostate cancer and do not have colon cancer as well.


What is the contact information for The Prostate Cancer Infolink?

The Prostate Cancer Infolink. http://www.comed.com/prostate.


What does women's prostate do?

Women do not have prostate.


Will you die if you have prostate cancer?

If untreated, yes you can die from prostate cancer.


Is milk can cause prostate cancer?

No. Milk does not cause prostate cancer.


Can smoking cause prostate cancer?

It is not noted for causing prostate cancer.


Can women get prostrate cancer?

No, The prostate is a gland that produces the liquid part of semen in men.