Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells in the prostate gland. Its treatment is determined by the stage of the cancer. The most common treatments include radiation therapy, surgery, and chemotherapy.

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Do women get prostate cancer?

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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What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?

The symptoms of prostate cancer are:

  • Trouble urinating.
  • Blood in the Urine.
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Blood in Semen.
  • General pain in the lower back , hips or thighs.
  • decreased force in the stream of urine.
  • Discomfort in the pelvic area.
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Pollution

Students role in preventing air pollution?

instead of students going in separate vehicles they can maintain a single vehicle from a school

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What is a psa count of 6?

This depends on age. For a man over age 65, a PSA of 6 may indicate an enlarged prostate.

If you are between 45 and 60, a PSA of 6 would be a concern for possible early-stage prostate cancer.

A man between age 50-65 with a PSA of 6, should have the prostate biopsied or have an MRI to see if the prostate has early-stage cancer or just an enlarged non-cancerous prostate,

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How many years has cancer lasted in Nigeria?

literally millions of years, cancer is the abnormal groth of tissue due to the DNA mutating, therefore cacer has always existed. you cannot 'catch' cancer, it just develops.

look it up on wikipedia.org

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Stage 2 prostate cancer best treatment option?

Not every one will have the same treatments. It all depends on the individual.

Some treatments involve Hormone Therapy, and Brachytherapy.

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My son is 26 prostate is moderately enlarged measuring 6X4.3cm. There are coarse calificatins within the prostate. No free fluid free air lymphadenopathy identified. What does this mean?

Have your son seen by a urologist asap.

While enlarged prostate (BPH) or prostatitis in men under 50 is rare it does occur.

What are his PSA levels? A 26 yr old should have a PSA between 3 & 4.

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What is a prostate doctor called?

Urologists treat the prostate.

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Is the prostate endocrine?

Prostate is an endocrine gland (that means its secretion is secreted inside your body).

Prostate produces semen which nourish and carry sperm from testicles via penis during ejaculation.

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What is the normal psa level for a 80 year old?

according to healthceantral website post: 6.5ng/ml man in seventies

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What is a normal PSA level for a man age 70?

PSA levels that are considered normal for men are in the range of four to nine nanograms per millimeter in blood. Anything over these numbers indicates a possibility of prostate cancer.

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If cancer hates oxygen why does it seem to spread once an operation begins?

Cancer does NOT spread during an operation, it spreads afterwards because major operations lower the oxygen in your body. Cancer can only thrive in environments that lack oxygen. The reason for this was discovered in the 1940s by Nobel Prize for Medicine winner Otto Warburg who found that the cellular metabolism of cancer cells matches closely those of yeast or mold or fungus- -that is, the cells ferment sugar / glucose / dextrose rather than oxidize it via the cellular mitochondria. The underlying causes of cancer may include mutations, viral alterations to cellular DNA, toxic chemical alterations to cellular DNA, radiation poisoning that continuously causes cellular mutations, weakened immune system, weakened pancreatic / proteolytic enzyme production, fugal infection that promotes an adverse immune system response, and poor diet. Any surgical procedure will not remove the underlying cause of the disease. Allopathic medicine typically treats symptoms of disease (by cutting-surgery, burning-radiation, and poisons-patented pharmaceutical drugs) and not the underlying causes. Most medical scientists believe that healthy people get cancerous cells occurring all of the time, but because the people are healthy, their systems quickly get rid of the trouble without developing any tumors at all. Some medical scientists believe that the body's own repair system intended to heal wounds, bruises, cuts, scrapes, and so on can sometimes go out of control where the repair cells do not stop reproducing because the electrical and chemical signals that regulate such processes have failed to halt this process. (See trophoblastic theory of cancer). They account for the different types of cancer by the original type of tissue damage that was being repaired. Other scientists have used the observations of Otto Warburg to treat certain forms of cancer as the human body's reaction to a fungal infection. (See Dr. Tullio Simoncini "Cancer as a fungus"). By using simplistic anti-fungal substances such as sodium bicarbonate for internal cancers, and tincture of Iodine for external cancers, Dr. Simoncini has successfully treated many patients without adverse side effects. Simoncini reasons that a rapidly growing fugal colony is difficult for the body to combat, and so as a result, the body just encapsulates the infections within tumorous cell growths. By attacking and killing the underlying fungal infections, the need for the encapsulating tumor cells is gone, so the body just re-absorbs the tissues leaving just healthy tissue untouched. Videos on Google videos have Dr. Simoncini applying his treatment and showing before and after results. Often the treatments succeed in about one and a half weeks time. Still other scientists in India, Russia, Germany, Cuba, Mexico, etc, have treated both the blood and the tumor areas with medical ozone, and performed blood irradiation with ultraviolet light to damage microbial blood-borne pathogens so that the body's auto immune system quickly develops resistance to these pathogens, thereby removing the cause of certain varieties of malignancy. These kinds of UV blood treatment have been experimentally studied. (See Pub Med for extracorporeal ultraviolet blood irradiation). Theoretically, this will work with some but perhaps not all cancers. The 1953 Fitzgerald congressional investigation into the practices of the AMA and FDA found that numerous legitimate cancer cures and treatments had been suppressed since shortly after the founding of the AMA, finding all the government and authority groups involved having performed conspiratorial and dishonest actions to suppress such treatments from the general public- -libelously calling these treatments quackery. In 1990 Drs. Steven Kaali and William Lyman discovered that biocompatible electric current (a few millionths of an Ampere) could be used on blood, (and other bodily or synthetic fluids) to inactivate the HIV AIDS virus infectivity in-vitro (PMID: 15858720). Using this information and examining the patents filed by Kaali, et al., Dr. Robert C. Beck, DSc. Physics, determined that such a biocompatible (small) electrical current could be induced to flow through the skin, into the blood, down one of the major arterial blood vessels in the forearm and back out through the skin without exsanguination (invasively removing quantities of blood from the body into a treatment machine, then putting it back into the body). Numerous AIDS patients who listened to Bob Beck spontaneously recovered within about one month. Testing that Beck had sponsored showed before and after Polymerase Chain Reaction Tests that saw the HIV viral loads go to such low levels that they were indistinguishable from zero on the measurement equipment used in the lab testing procedures. Beck publicized his treatment application, and some cancer patients began experimentally using it along with some herbal remedies recommended by Hulda Regehr Clark. After about a month's time these cancer patients reported back to Beck that they had undergone spontaneous remissions from the disease. Beck then incorporated this information in many of his lectures. Beck also found that there were shortcomings in his treatment when the AIDS virus could lay dormant within other body tissues and re-emerge later on. For this he developed a PEMF (pulsed electro magnetic field) device. The device would emit a very strong magnetic pulse from the sudden release of current from the stored electrical charge of a capacitor into an air core inductor of about 1 to 2.5 milli-Henrys. He also used low concentration colloidal silver in / using demineralized water to boost the immune system and rid the gastrointestinal tract of parasites and pathogenic microbes. (The use of demineralized water prevents the formation of silver salts that can cause a skin discoloration disease that turns a person's skin gray--argyria). Lastly, he found that patients were usually taking about a month to recover, and determined that by using ozonated drinking water that the inactivated pathogens could be more easily filtered out of the body via the kidneys, thereby cutting in half the recovery time using his treatment methods. He began to call his treatment method "The Beck Protocol." Medical doctors who saw this as economic competition to their business began to pooh-pooh the entire scheme without even experimentally giving it a try (the scientific method), and down played any scientific basis for the theory of its modality, calling it "quackery and nostrums." Beck knew that the FDA and AMA would likely try to entrap him and charge him with practicing medicine without a license, but Beck was careful to label this as medical experimentation and made no recommendations that any one particular sick person do any of these treatments without first consulting with their own medical professional. Royal Raymond Rife was a clever optician and electrical tinkerer who developed a powerful microscope supposedly capable of seeing live viruses, and discovered two different cancer viruses in the early 1930s. Rife got funding from a rich magnate named Timken who manufactured roller bearings where Rife had developed an automated X-ray method of detecting flaws in the bearings, and rejecting the bad ones. So during the 1930s depression, with this money Rife ran a medical experimentation lab to identify microbial causes of disease. Using some of the operating principles of his microscopes that stained his samples with various monochromatic filtered colors of light, Rife supposedly developed a medium frequency radio wave method of killing microbial pathogens. Rife's first system used an amplifier that had about 500 watts input power into the output radio vacuum tube. Rife started the Beam Ray Corporation for radio frequency medical machine manufacturing. The AMA and their sponsors wanted to control Rife's treatment. They sent in agents (supposedly some brothers last name starts with H) who made Rife various offers. Rife refused probably thinking that his inventions would be suppressed. There afterwards Rife found himself in trouble doing his R & D and manufacturing of this medical equipment because his doctor clients were being threatened with losing their medical licenses if they did not stop successfully using the devices to treat cancer and a wide variety of other diseases that were at least in part caused or assisted by microbial infections of one sort or another. Rife had probably sold and trained 30 medical doctors in the use of his machine in California and nearby states, and maybe several doctors out side of the USA, including a doctor from Montreal, Canada. Whether Rife knew that some of these tiny organisms were exactly mycoplasmas, or viruses, or bacteria, he could only determine that some of these were able to pass through extremely fine medical grade porcelain filters. Much of the time Rife referred to these as filter-passing organisms / forms of disease. Rife supposedly documented and proved many times over that he could isolate a disease organism known to be bacterial, grow it in glass containers, at some stage in its life cycle be able to have the microbe in filter passing form (what Rife at the time said was likely a virus), then inject it in otherwise healthy animals to give them the disease as well. Without any basis in scientific observational fact, doctors in the employ of the Rockefeller family pooh-poohed the entire idea that the microbial forms of certain diseases had more than one life cycle form (pleomorphic forms). These were Dr. Thomas M. Rivers and pathologist Hans Zinsser of the Rockefeller Institute. No other microscopes of the time could (and very few microscopes can even now) be used to view live "virus sized" particles other that Rife's own custom-made devices, so based on nothing, Rivers, looking through his own optical lab microscopes that were incapable of viewing virus size particles and then lied that he could not replicate the viral forms described in the published experimental results of Dr. Author I. Kendall of Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, and Rife (PMID: 18741967, PMID: 17782489) , calling them both liars to their face. The commonality between the full Beck Protocol and the Royal Rife machine treatment is that they both attempt to kill the pathogenic causes of disease / malignancy. However, Rife identified rightly that toxins in the body were the direct cause of the illness. The Beck protocol addresses this only slightly with the use of drinking freshly ozonated water to assist the kidneys in detoxifying the body, however, diets like "Gerson Therapy" and the cottage cheese, flaxseed oil Budzig and other diets attempt primarily to detoxify the body to treat disease. For example, Gerson therapy involves coffee enemas, consuming copious amounts of freshly juiced vegetable and fruits, and meals of cooked vegetables. Coffee is a diuretic and as such forces the kidneys to express more urine than they might otherwise do, causing further detoxification than is normally possible. The copious amounts of freshly juiced drinking involves juicing about 40 lbs of organically grown food per day per patient so that an enormous amount of fluid and nutrients are flowing through the patient, also contributing to detoxification as well as rebuilding damaged parts of the body. Gerson believers claim that old scars heal, and tissues rebuild. Without giving it a try (the scientific method), organized Rockefeller-based AMA medically trained practitioners usually claim that every last bit of all these kinds of treatment are all just quackery. There are few reasons if any why some of these treatments could not be combined for even better effects on the disease.

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How do you locate the prostate?

With your middle finger
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How do antiandrogen drugs treat prostate cancer?

Antiandrogen medications may be used to treat both early-stage and advanced prostate cancer by lowering or blocking the supply of male sex hormones that encourage the growth and spread of the cancer.

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Exotic Farm Animals

How long does it take for HIV to develop into AIDS?

There is no reliable way of telling how long it will take for an individual's HIV infection to develop into AIDS - this is because there are differences in the virulence of the different strains of HIV, as well as huge variations in the healthy baseline strength of the immune systems that our genetic makeup has blessed us with. The healthy immune system of some uninfected people is weaker than the level at which infected people are generally considered to need to start treatment in order to prevent AIDS from developing. If you are one of these people, you are at a risk of developing AIDS within a year or two of infection. There is also age to consider. As we grow older, our immune systems tend to grow weaker - so the older you are when you are infected, the quicker you are likely to develop AIDS. Another complicating factor is that AIDS isn't a specific illness for which there is a test; so, before arriving at a diagnosis of AIDS, a doctor look at a variety of symptoms and blood test results - they will will look for symptoms of one (or more) of the opportunistic infections or cancers and / or the presence of underlying immune deficiency. This means that an AIDS diagnosis can be made when you are still healthy - but at risk - or when you are already seriously ill. All we can really say is that, untreated, almost everyone who is HIV-positive will eventually develop AIDS and will die within five to ten years .. and that with timely treatment, most people will not get seriously ill and should expect to live a long and healthy life. Given that most of the current treatment guidelines recommend that treatment is commenced when the patient is still healthy - but not before significant damage has been done to the immune system - the following should give you a good idea of the huge variation in the speed at which HIV progresses: * Around thirty-three percent of patients will remain healthy for around ten years after infection, even without any sort of treatment or medical attention. * Around sixty percent of people will need to start treatment within four to five years of infection. * Between two and three percent will become ill more quickly and need treatment very shortly after infection .. and a similar number will not need treatment until they have been infected for between fifteen and twenty years. NOTE: There is currently a vigerous and healthy debate about when it is best to start treatment. Current guidelines are based on the fact that some of the treatments were - in the past - potentially quite unpleasant, debilitating and lifestyle limiting; but this is no longer the case and the body of medical opinion now seems to be swinging to a position of supporting commencement of treatment whilst the patient's immune function is still substantially intact.

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What is the prostate gland's function?

The function of the prostate gland is to secrete proteins and hormones that are added to the ejaculatory fluid produced by the seminal vesicles. The proteins and hormones aid sperm cells by providing a protective and fluid medium as they make their way through the vagina for fertilization. Without the protective medium, very few sperm cells would ever reach the egg.

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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.

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What causes prostate cancer?

1. Age Factor: Prostate cancer is rare among men under the age of 45, but much more common after the age of 50.

2. Genetics: A man whose brother or father had/had prostate cancer runs twice the risk of developing, it compared to other men. Genetics is the greatest cause of prostate cancer.

3. Diet: vitamin D, a diet high in red meat may raise a person's chances of developing prostate cancer. Alcohol can increase the risk.

4. Medication: Which are used to lower cholesterol levels, may lower a person's risk of developing prostate cancer.

5. Sexually transmitted diseases

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What is the prostate gland and where is it?

The prostate is a walnut-sized gland located between the bladder and the penis. The prostate is just in front of the rectum.

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What can a patient with terminal lung cancer expect when they have only a couple more months to live?

That is an issue that the patient should discuss with their oncologist and/or attending physician. One might wish to consider a hospice or other such care facilty. One might wish to meet with family to discuss what needs to be done in terms of a will or other legal matter, final arrangements and so forth. But the patient definitely needs to get factual answers from a qualified professional.

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Acronyms & Abbreviations

What is BPH - benign prostatic hyperplasia?

Enlargement of the prostate. BPH is not cancer, but it can cause some of the same symptoms. [From Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC) - Understanding Prostate Changes: A Health Guide For All Men]

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What is prostatitis?

[From Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC) - Understanding Prostate Changes: A Health Guide For All Men]

Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland, sometimes due to infection.

It occurs in men of any age. Doctors typically prescribe antibiotics for the condition, which may occur only once (acute prostatitis) or several times (chronic prostatitis). Sometimes the condition clears up on its own, but men should always seek treatment, say health professionals.

Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate that may be caused by an infection. The prostate is a male-specific gonadal organ and the prostate gland itself is said to be about the size of a "walnut", with bottom up, and it is close to the bladder. So the prostatitis is often coinfected with cystitis. The prostatic apex stands downwards and the front part is inside the public symphysis. So, the patients with prostatitis often have lower abdominal pain and slight tenderness. The back of the prostate gland is close to the rectum, so long-term constipation or colitis would cause prostatitis. The urethra goes through the prostate gland, and the stimulation of inflammation to prostate makes the gland dropsical and obese, which constricts the urethra and hinders urination.

The prostate gland is a human genital gland. It produces prostatic fluid, which is the main component of semen. The hormones secreted by prostate have a variety of physiological functions. The seminal vesicles and prostate are anatomically close to each other. The ejaculatory duct is made up of the excretory duct of the seminal vesicle and the end of seminal duct. The ejaculatory duct goes through the prostate into the urethra. So the prostatitisis often associated with seminal vesiculitis.
Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate gland.

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What is the survival rate for prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer is more common in men with African-Caribbean and African backgrounds, but less common in men with Asian backgrounds. The survival rate for prostate cancer, 75% of prostate cancer cases are diagnosed in men aged 65 years and over. Men under 50 account for around 1% of prostate cancer diagnoses.

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What is prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer is a disease which only affects men. Cancer begins to grow in the prostate - a gland in the male reproductive system. The cancer cells may spread from the prostate to other parts of the body. it can cause difficulty urinating, blood in the urine, or pain in the pelvis.

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What is a good vitamin for circulation problems?

== == I am unaware of any vitamin that would assist circulation.

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