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Prostate Cancer

How to Ensure if a Person has Prostate Cancer?

02/14/2004

Question:

A doctor has told my husband may have prostate cancer. What are the symptoms? The VA don`t just come out and tell you these things, but they just keep giving you meds. We don`t have insurance and how would we know for sure? Also, are there any cures for neuropathy in the stomach?

Answer:

Oftentimes there are no symptoms of prostate cancer, and the first sign is an elevated blood test - PSA. There may be a hard area on the prostate that can be felt by rectal examination. If prostate cancer is suspected, he should have a biopsy. Do not know about neuropathy of the stomach and cures - sorry.

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Response by:

Martin I Resnick, MD Martin I Resnick, MD
Formerly, Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University