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    Old 01-18-2020, 02:33 PM   #1
    Sw1218
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    Is This A Reason PCa May Be Common In Men?

    good day, good people. i was sitting here thinking about PCa. i would like to ask due to the fact that the prostate is the only gland that continues to grow as a man gets older is cause to believe that may be at least one reason PCa is so common in men?

     
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    Old 01-18-2020, 04:31 PM   #2
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    Re: Is This A Reason PCa May Be Common In Men?

    There is a related question that may shed some light, posed in this thread:

    https://www.healthboards.com/boards/cancer-prostate/1048622-why-men-dogs-only-mammals-get-lethal-pc.html

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    Old 01-18-2020, 05:15 PM   #3
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    Re: Is This A Reason PCa May Be Common In Men?

    Sw1218 - "the prostate is the only gland that continues to grow as a man gets older"

    For some of us the growth is Negligible and we still developed PCa. My Prostate Volume is 22 cc after 63 years. My UR says that's the size of a 25 year old.
    T2a Gleason Score = 8
    No BPH or BPH symptoms. In my case the prostate did not have to grow enlarged to develop PCa.

    A PCa Book from reputable MD states that:

    "PCa is directly related to high levels of testosterone and men who were castrated at a young age RARELY Develop PCa."

     
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    Old 01-19-2020, 04:52 AM   #4
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    Re: Is This A Reason PCa May Be Common In Men?

    Your nose and ears continue to grow larger as you age.

    Your heart can grow larger as you age to compensate for other issues.

    The prostate enlarges due to a shift in cell regeneration. Prostate cells have a clock (DNA) that regulates their death and regeneration in a balanced way. Another example is our intestinal lining. It regenerates a new one every two weeks.

    As men age their prostate cells tend to live longer by dying slower. New cells continue to regenerate at the same rate. The outcome is the gland begins to enlarge.

    The prostate does not continue to grow larger. It maintains a consistent size until this breakdown in DNA aging begins in older men.

    Eventually the deterioration of the DNA time clock through out the body does us in. The body is designed to self destruct.

    On a philosophical note, it heightens the experience of life as a finite experience. Imagine the life of an omnipotent being; all knowing, all powerful, and eternal existence. Boring and lonely with the singular experience only of itself and everything for eternity. Death completes the experience of ourself in an endless universe. If there is a God, we are what they wish for their self. Enjoy this life for the freedom it is from eternal existence.

    PS: “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” Mark Twain
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    Old 01-19-2020, 07:25 AM   #5
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