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Prostate cancer

Also known as Cancer Of The Prostate and Malignant Neoplasm Of Prostate

Prostate cancer is a form of cancer that develops in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. Most prostate cancers are slow growing; however, there are cases of aggressive prostate cancers. The cancer cells may metastasize (spread) from the prostate to other parts of the body, particularly the bones and lymph nodes. Prostate cancer may cause pain, difficulty in urinating, problems during sexual intercourse, or erectile dysfunction. Other symptoms can potentially develop during later stages of the disease.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with prostate cancer, 23% report having retention of urine, 17% report having blood in urine, and 15% report having symptoms of prostate. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of prostate cancer are symptoms of prostate, impotence, excessive urination at night, and flushing, although you may still have prostate cancer without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with prostate cancer often receive hematologic tests, prostate specific antigen measurement, urinalysis, rectal examination, ultrasonography, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), biopsy and therapeutic radiology for cancer treatment .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with prostate cancer include leuprolide (lupron), tamsulosin (flomax), bicalutamide (casodex), sildenafil (viagra), zoledronic acid (reclast), tadalafil (cialis), finasteride (propecia), triptorelin, paclitaxel (taxol), goserelin (zoladex), vardenafil (levitra), dutasteride (avodart) and megestrol (megace) .

Leuprolide (Lupron)
$961
(28 days)
Tamsulosin (Flomax)
$65
(28 days)
Bicalutamide (Casodex)
$98
(28 days)
Sildenafil (Viagra)
$538
(28 days)
Zoledronic Acid (Reclast)
$835
(28 days)
Tadalafil (Cialis)
$295
(28 days)
Finasteride (Propecia)
$37
(28 days)
Triptorelin
$1088
(28 days)
Paclitaxel (Taxol)
$978
(21 days)
Goserelin (Zoladex)
$550
(28 days)
Vardenafil (Levitra)
$94
(28 days)
Dutasteride (Avodart)
$97
(28 days)
Megestrol (Megace)
$106
(28 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for prostate cancer include age 75+ years, sex == male and age 60-74 years. On the other hand, age 30-44 years, age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years, sex == female, age 15-29 years, and age < 1 years almost never get prostate cancer.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.0x
15-29 years
0.0x
30-44 years
0.0x
45-59 years
0.7x
60-74 years
3.1x
75+ years
4.2x

Sex

Male
2.4x
Female
0.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.9x
Hispanic
0.5x
White
1.2x
Other
0.5x
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