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Unformatted text preview: exposure, elevated androgen levels Painless testicular enlargement with heaviness; Palpable mass or nodes, mets Elevated AFP & gonadatropin 95% curable Biopsy Orchiectomy, chemo &/or radiatio Sperm banking Testicular self exam BPH Hormonal stimulation & possible prostatic growth factor abnormality Urinary frequency, diminished urinary stream, difficulty starting urination, overflow incontinence, obstruction Relieve obstruction Rule out prostatic cancer TURP, Kegel exercises Prostatic Cancer Unknown(Genetic and environmental factors) Asymptomatic early in disease; Late symptoms similar to BPH Mets usually present at diagnosis; Elevated PSA Hematuria; Pressure on surrounding tissue Depends on stage at diagnosis PSA checks Transurethral ultrasound Check for mets Hormones, radiation, surgery, wat...
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course RNSG 2432 taught by Professor Marniequick during the Fall '10 term at Austin Community College.
- Fall '10