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Is It True That Every Man Has Some Prostate Cancer?

Postby rush » Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:42 am

A complete understanding of the causes of prostate cancer remains elusive. The primary risk factors are obesity, age and family history.
Prostate cancer is very uncommon in men younger than 45, but becomes more common with advancing age. The average age at the time of diagnosis is 70. In the United States in 2005, there were an estimated 230,000 new cases of prostate cancer and 30,000 deaths due to prostate cancer. Men with high blood pressure are more likely to develop prostate cancer. There is a small increased risk of prostate cancer associated with lack of exercise.

People who are at higher risk include:--

* African American men, who are also likely to develop cancer at every age

* Men who are older than 60

* Men who have a father or brother with prostate cancer

Other people at risk include:--

* Men who have been around Agent Orange

* Men who use too much alcohol

* Farmers

* Men who eat a diet high in fat, especially animal fat

* Tire plant workers

* Painters

* Men who have been around cadmium

Prostate cancer is less common in people who do not eat meat (vegetarians).

A common problem in almost all men as they grow older is an enlarged prostate. This is called benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH. It does not raise your risk of prostate cancer. However, it can increase your PSA blood test results.
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Postby Pembroke » Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:45 am

No. What you heard was, if men lived long enough, they would develop prostate cancer.
I mean, for some men, it could be 45; for some it could be 102.
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Postby Tormey » Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:50 am

no but the probability of cancer increases by age.
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Postby ephraim » Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:51 am

No - lots of men get enlarged prostate which might rationale problems with going to the lavatory - now not sure what the prostate cancer rate is - 5 to 10 percentage? I can't appear to locate a exact number.
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Postby thayne » Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:59 am

No it's not true. Some get prostate cancer some don't.

I know many males over the age of 50 --- Some have had

it some don't.
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Postby Bacstair » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:10 pm

Cancer starts when cells in a part of the body start to grow out of control. Cancer cell growth is different from normal cell growth. Instead of dying, cancer cells continue to grow and form new, abnormal cells. Cancer cells can also invade (grow into) other tissues, something that normal cells cannot do. Growing out of control and invading other tissues are what makes a cell a cancer cell.

Cells become cancer cells because of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) damage. DNA is in every cell and it directs all the cell?s actions. In a normal cell, when DNA gets damaged the cell either repairs the damage or the cell dies. In cancer cells, the damaged DNA is not repaired, and the cell doesn?t die like it should. Instead, the cell goes on making new cells that the body doesn?t need. These new cells all have the same abnormal DNA as the first cell does.


People can inherit abnormal DNA, but most DNA damage is caused by mistakes that happen while the normal cell is reproducing or by something in the environment. Sometimes the cause of the DNA damage may be something obvious like cigarette smoking or sun exposure. But it?s rare to know exactly what caused any one person?s cancer.


In most cases, the cancer cells form a tumor. Some cancers, like leukemia, rarely form tumors. Instead, these cancer cells involve the blood and blood-forming organs and circulate through other tissues where they grow.
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