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Does prostatitis or any kind of inflammation of the prostate increase

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Dr.David,
Does prostatitis or any kind of inflammation of the prostate increase your risk of prostate cancer?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Dr. David :

This is Dr. David

Dr. David :

we don't know this answer

Dr. David :

because prostatitis is actually pretty common

Dr. David :

and prostate cancer is one of the most common types of male cancers

Dr. David :

there might be a connection between these two, but the proof of causality and how much it increases your risks is not well known.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

So what do ido

Dr. David :

do about what?

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

sorry

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

wat i mean is

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

is there a reason to worry

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

because i have prostatitis

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

my prostate always gets inflamed

Dr. David :

no, you don't have to worry about prostate cancer.

Dr. David :

prostate cancer usually happens when you are in your 60s or 70s

Dr. David :

so worrying about prostate cancer now will not help your situation.

Dr. David :

it will just worsen your anxiety.

Dr. David :

it sounds like you have lots of anxieties over skin cancer and cancer in general .

Dr. David :

have you talked to a therapist about these fears?

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

I just like to know how to improve my general wellbeing

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

and avoid illnesses (cancer)

Dr. David :

you have to stop smoking and exercise regularly and eat lots of fruits and vegetables.

Dr. David :

and you have to see your doctor regularly about your anxiety symptoms and worry symptoms.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

I have stopped smoking now Dr. David

Dr. David :

you might need to be started on medications to help calm down anxieties and fears.

Dr. David :

that is good you stopped smoking.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

cancer is terrible

Dr. David :

not all cancer is the same.

Dr. David :

fortunately, cancer tends to be an illness as we get older.

Dr. David :

and is very very very rare in young people.

Dr. David :

so you shouldn't get your anxieties about cancer get out of control.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

so would you say i have a increased risk of prostate cancer because i have prostatitis

Dr. David :

no. I would not say that.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

it is chronic prostatitis

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

long term

Dr. David :

some studies have looked at frequency of sex and masturbation to possibly decrease risks for prostate cancer.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

does chronic mean long term?

Dr. David :

yes, chronic means long term.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

so even though my prostatitis is long term would you say i have a increased risk of prostate cancer

Dr. David :

no, I wouldn't say that.

Dr. David :

the association between prostatitis and prostate cancer is not well understood and not well linked.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

My urologist said to me that protein supplements our not good for my prostate

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

whats your opinion doctor

Dr. David :

http://www.urologyhealth.org/urology/index.cfm?article=15

Dr. David :

read here.

Dr. David :

Is prostatitis related to prostate cancer?

No. Prostatitis is not associated with prostate cancer. Although an inflamed prostate can increase the level of PSA in the blood, having prostatitis is not a sign of prostate cancer, nor does it mean an increased risk of developing prostate cancer in the future.

Dr. David :

protein supplements like creatine can be bad for your kidneys if you don't drink enough water.

Dr. David :

they can tax your kidneys and liver with too much protein

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

I take protein supplements

Dr. David :

well, you are going against what your urologist has recommended.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

i just did not understand how it can be bad for your prostate

Dr. David :

it is bad for your kidneys.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

but would taking protein supplements not be good my prostate and because i have prostatitis

Dr. David :

most likely it is not bad for your prostate.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

but would taking protein supplements not be good for my prostate and because i have prostatitis

Dr. David :

most likely it is not bad for your prostate

Dr. David :

but I would avoid omega 3 fatty acids.

Dr. David :

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/omega-3-fatty-acids-linked-to-increase-in-prostate-cancer-risk

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

you say most likely it is not bad for your prostate are you saying that including my prostatitis

Dr. David :

yes.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

so even though i have prostatitis consuming protein supplements should not be a problem for me

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

now and long term

Dr. David :

right.

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JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

When you say right

Dr. David :

I mean correct.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

can you say what your saying right to

Dr. David :

that taking protein supplements is not bad for your prostate

Dr. David :

even if you have prostatitis.

Dr. David :

and will not increase your risks for prostate cancer.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

Dr. David, thank you for your help

Dr. David :

you are welcome

Dr. David :

don't forget to leave positive feedback below

Dr. David :

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Dr David

Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

A question i asked you a while ago i cannot get access to it is this something you can help me with or Just answer support

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thank you Dr. David.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
you are welcome
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Dr. David,

For my information what kind of doctor are you and what are your specialist areas.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
I a radiation oncology cancer specialist

I treat patients with all types of cancers.
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Thank you Dr. David.

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