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Q & A - Prostate Cancer

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Additional Questions is an archive of past questions and answers. Visit this page if the FAQs do not answer your questions or if you are interested in learning more about a particular topic.

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All questions are answered by Dr. William J. Catalona.

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1.  My prostate gland measures 15 grams. Is this okay, or do I have a problem?
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2.  I have a “trabeculated bladder.” Does this mean that I have chronic obstructive bladder outlet and if so, could it become completely obstructed?
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3.  In the 2018 Summer/Fall QUEST, you state, “The prostate is located right next to the rectum, and it is possible for intestinal bacteria to enter the prostate through lymphatic channels causing infection, inflammation and swelling of the prostate.” What is the reference for the assertion that intestinal bacteria can enter the prostate from the rectum?
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4.  My husband had radical prostatectomy and lymph nodes removal, as they contained metastases. After six weeks, his PSA is <0.03. Does he need to have radiation?
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