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Q & A - Prostate Cancer

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1.  What does it mean if there is microscopic blood in the urine?
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2.  Three years after surgery my PSA remains around 0.5. How often do I need to have it checked?
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3.  After having a prostate biopsy giving a Gleason score of 3+4 and having an orgasm that was somewhat bloody, I was concerned that the semen might then be carrying the cancer to the sperm ducts, and some cancer cells may stay in them afterwards. So if the ducts are not removed or treated subsequently, can this become the source of later problems?
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4.  I underwent a radical prostatectomy. The final pathology report showed that the tumor had extended beyond the prostate into one seminal vesicle and the surgical margins were positive. Subsequently, because of a “detectable” PSA level, I underwent “salvage” radiotherapy. My PSA level became undetectable for 1 year, but now it is rising again. What should I do?
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5.  I am 79 years old and my prostate cancer spread to my lymph nodes but not my bones. I have been taking Zoladex for last 18 months and my PSA is down to 0.5 from 14. Someone advised me to stop Zoladex intermittently and restart whenever PSA rises. Please kindly guide me.
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