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Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is a widely prevalent type of cancer, which usually does not produce severe symptoms in the initial stages. Problems in urination, blood in urine and semen, sudden loss of weight, erectile dysfunction, pain in the bone, and decreased force in the urine stream are the signs of prostate cancer. Age, obesity, and family history increases the risk. It can be prevented by a healthy diet, regular exercise, and maintaining an ideal body weight.

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Please provide a second opinion on my father's scan reports.

Query: Hello doctor, I need a second opinion on the results that came back from the doctor's report. Can you explain the report and the steps that we need to take further on this matter?  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hi,Welcome to and do not worry. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and I will explain you in detail. This is a gallium PSMA (prostate-specific membrane antigen) scan done for the whole body. The patient in the scan had undergone radical...  Read Full »

Can you give some insights on prostate cancer prevention?

Query: Hello doctor, As a 59-year-old male, I am proactive about my health, particularly concerning prostate cancer. I maintain regular physical activity, but I am interested in understanding if specific medicines or interventions can further reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Could you provide insights i...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. There are several strategies you can consider, both in terms of medications and lifestyle changes as follows- 1. Consume a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. Limit the intake of red and processed meats, ...  Read Full »

Is chemotherapy safe at the age of 82?

Query: Hello doctor, My relative aged 82 years is suffering from prostate cancer. It was discovered one year ago. Surgery was done eight months ago, and it is still spreading. He is not diabetic. Will chemo might be fatal?  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. It is important to know when the cancer spread was first detected. If it has spread to involve other areas then it is likely to be stage 4 cancer. I have served in a cancer institute for years...  Read Full »

My father is 85-year-old and has been diagnosed with prostatic adenocarcinoma. What could be done?

Query: Hello doctor, My 85-year-old father has been diagnosed with prostatic adenocarcinoma. His biopsy reports show Gleason's grade 3+4 (percentage of grade 4 is 30 %), tumor involves 60 % of submitted biopsy. No perineural invasion is seen. His PSA level is 107.69 ng/mL. He has triple vessel heart diseas...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You can get a staging workup with PSMA (prostate-specific membrane antigen) scan or bone scan and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) pelvis. His high PSA (prostate-specific antigen) does make him a high risk but considering his age. I will not suggest a very aggressive a...  Read Full »

How likely is it that the MRI could have missed significant cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 65-year-old with a very enlarged prostate (approx 100 ccs). I had periodic hematuria. PSA has vacillated between 2.7 and 5. Blind biopsy negative. I had two prostate MRI six months apart, one designated pirad 1 and the second pirad 2. I am on flow max and Finasteride. Based on ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gajanan Shirpad Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to With your description, it is obvious that you have a large prostate with lower urinary tract symptoms, which you are on treatment with Finasteride for more than six months. With this scenario, PSA (prostate-specific antigen) should be read as twice the value that is re...  Read Full »

My grandfather has stage 2 prostate cancer. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My grandfather is 74 years old, he was found to have prostate cancer. The oncologist who found the cancer said that it would metastasize and spread throughout the body. I want to understand something that came across while we were searching for information. What is the role of stroma i...  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Stage 2 prostate cancer is usually curable with radical surgery or local radiotherapy. With these two treatment options, metastasis can be prevented in most cases. There is nothing like stroma, maybe it is prostatic stroma. The word st...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest suitable medicines and diet for prostate cancer.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 50-year-old man recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, and my daughter's wedding is just a month away. I am concerned about my health and would like to understand the role of medicines and a healthy diet in managing prostate cancer. Can you explain the medications that I might be...  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. In most cases, prostate cancer is less aggressive, and with proper treatment, the patients can survive for more than five years. Treatment options depend upon the stage of the tumor, histopathology report, general condition of the patient...  Read Full »

Is hormone therapy a potential treatment for prostate cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently learned that my uncle, aged 61, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. He is currently undergoing treatment. While going through some magazines, I came across information suggesting that hormone therapy could be a potential treatment for certain cancers, including prostate...  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns about prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is generally less aggressive, and patients can survive for over 10 years, depending on the biopsy results. Prostate cancer is often hormone-dependent in its early stages. Hormone t...  Read Full »

My father has been diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My father has been diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, and Pluvicto has been recommended as a potential treatment option. Can you explain the mechanism of action of Pluvicto in the context of prostate cancer and how it compares to other available treatments? Are there considerations ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Uzair Ali

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Pluvicto (Lutetium vipivotide tetraxetan) is a radiopharmaceutical agent. On prostate cancer cells, there is a receptor called PSMA. The drug binds to it and gets inside the cell, releasing radiation that kills the cancer cells. Its use invol...  Read Full »

Can a PSA value rise relate to hemorrhoid vein thrombosis?

Query: Hi doctor, My query is related to PSA values. Please look into the attachment. The person is currently suffering from a thrombosed hemorrhoid vein. The treatment which the doctor has proposed is Movicol, a stool softener once daily, Daflon thice daily for the first four days and afterwards for three...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. I will try to remain as simple as possible in my conversation so that everything is pretty much clear and easy understandable to you. I have seen the prostate-specific antigen ...  Read Full »

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