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Can You Be Diagnosed Without a Biopsy? Does Zinc Affect Prostate Cancer? and More | PCRI [Video]

Can You Be Diagnosed Without a Biopsy? Does Zinc Affect Prostate Cancer? and More | PCRI

In this episode of “Answering YouTube Comments,” Alex asks if it is possible to diagnose prostate cancer without a biopsy—based on a story from a PCRI Helpline caller—and asks questions from our YouTube comments on whether zinc is good for prostate health and whether chemotherapy will alleviate pain in men with metastatic prostate cancer in the bones.

0:06 A 93-year old man called into the PCRI helpline. He had a PSA of 4.0, BPH, and was prescribed finasteride to see if that would shrink his prostate and alleviate his urinary symptoms. Six months later, his PSA was 5.9. He had a clear DRE, and no biopsy was performed. His doctor told him that he had prostate cancer but that since he was 93, he did not need treatment. The gentleman was very concerned that he was diagnosed without any proof of there being cancer, and wanted to know why he would not be treated if he did, in fact, have cancer. Can you explain what the doctor was thinking in his situation? Is it possible for the doctor to know he has prostate cancer without a biopsy?

3:00 Is zinc good for prostate health?

4:00 Does chemotherapy reduce bone pain in patients with metastatic prostate cancer in the bones?

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Prostate cancer in the Caribbean and Dominican Republic - Robotic Surgery [Video]

It is well known that prostate cancer is the most frequent in men. The Dominican men need to know that if you have not gone to the urologist, make sure to get your PSA test. It is important to get checked at the age of 40, especially if you have a family history of prostate cancer. Once a year you need to get examined and get a blood test to have a clear idea about the differences in all the years. It is important to start with the surgery first, after that you can have a very certain pathology stage, like how much cancer did you have. In this video you will find out more about: - Prostate cancer incidence and who is the most affected - What is the benefit of having a robotic surgery for prostate cancer in the Dominican Republic as opposed to traditional or conventional surgery? - At what age to check for prostate cancer? - What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?

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How Gay Men Speak about Prostate Cancer [Video]

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Resistance Training, Exercise and Prostate Cancer [Video]

How does exercise and resistance training help men with prostate cancer? Dr. Kerri Winters-Stone, is an exercise scientist and the Elnora Thompson Distinguished Professor in the Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing. She is also co-director of the Knight Community Partnership Program and Co-program leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program for the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center. Dr. Winters-Stone is interviewed by Darryl Mitteldorf, LCSW from Malecare.Please click SUBSCRIBE for more videos from this years prostate cancer patient conference.More information about prostate cancer at: https://malecare.org