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Multiple Choice Questions - Prostate Cancer

Updated on September 16, 2015

Multiple Choice Questions - Prostate Cancer


Which of the following organ surrounds the neck of the bladder and releases the fluid component of semen?



Seminal vesicle

Vas deferens


Answer: Prostate

Which of the following are the Signs and symptoms of prostate cancer?

Urinary complaints or retention

Back pain


Weight loss

Bony tenderness

Lower-extremity lymphedema or deep venous thrombosis


Overdistended bladder due to outlet obstruction

All of the above


Answer: All of the above

Multiple Choice Questions - Prostate Cancer

The chance of development of prostate cancer increases with increasing age

Weight loss, Bony tenderness, Lower-extremity lymphedema or deep venous thrombosis, Adenopathy and Overdistended bladder due to outlet obstruction are seen only in advanced cases

Which is the diagnostic investigation to confirm Prostate Cancer?

Elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level

Abnormal digital rectal examination (DRE) findings

Abnormal Biopsy findings


Answer: Abnormal Biopsy findings

Multiple Choice Questions - Prostate Cancer

What are the management measures for Localized Prostate Cancer?

Radical prostatectomy

Radiation therapy

Active surveillance

Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT)

All of the above


Answer: All of the above

Multiple Choice Questions - Prostate Cancer

A Prostate Cancer which has spread to other distant areas (Metastatic prostate cancer ) cannot be usually cured. Persons with metastatic cancer may have pain and other distressing symptoms. Management at that stage is aimed at symptom relief and slowing the progression of the disease.

Which is the most common type of Prostate Cancer?


Squamous cell carcinomas


Answer: Adenocarcinomas

Which are the risk factors for the development of Prostate Cancer?

Family history

History of Lynch syndrome

Fat intake


All of the above


Answer: All of the above

Multiple Choice Questions - Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in males, after lung cancer. All persons with prostate cancer do not have PSA elevations

What are the characteristics of prostate cancer on a Digital Rectal Examination?

Nodules on the posterior surface of the gland

Hard in consistency

Irregular in shape

All of the above


Answer: All of the above

Prostate Cancer Screening

Did you know about prostate cancer screening?

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Which is the most common site of metastasis for prostate cancer?






Answer: Bone

The most likely complication after surgery for prostate cancer is:






Answer: Impotence

Which is the treatment of choice for patients with metastasis of prostate cancer?

Androgen deprivation

Radiation therapy



Answer: Androgen deprivation

Which of the following drugs is given to strengthen the bones in case of bone metastasis of prostate cancer?






Answer: Biphosphonates

Conclusion-Prostate Cancer

Early the detection of prostate cancer better the prognosis. Developed countries have screening for prostate cancer which makes early diagnosis possible. But in India as with any other cancer, patients become symptomatic and then seek treatment. As a result, the patients report at advanced stages at which point the prognosis may not be very good. Experts say that, though prostate cancer very common in India and the mortality due to the cancer is very high, still the awareness among the public is very low.

The following is a link to an article published on July 13, 2015, in Times of India explaining the statistics pertaining to prostate cancer in India.

Thank you for reading


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    • agusfanani profile image


      3 years ago from Indonesia

      There are many aspects about prostate cancer that I didn't know. Thank you for spreading useful information about it and make people aware. I think I have to read other hubs from you which are also important to know.

    • thumbi7 profile imageAUTHOR

      JR Krishna 

      3 years ago from India

      Hi Dianna Mendez

      Thanks for stopping by

    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 

      3 years ago

      Your question and answer format forces one to think about the topic. I found it very interesting and helpful in discovering truths about this cancer.

    • thumbi7 profile imageAUTHOR

      JR Krishna 

      3 years ago from India

      Hi Deb Hirt

      Thanks for stopping by

    • aviannovice profile image

      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      It was a good idea to do this. I have known younger men that have been affected with prostate problems. No man is really immune.

    • thumbi7 profile imageAUTHOR

      JR Krishna 

      3 years ago from India

      Hi BlossomSB

      Thanks for the visit

    • BlossomSB profile image

      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Thank you for the interesting information.

    • thumbi7 profile imageAUTHOR

      JR Krishna 

      3 years ago from India


      Surgery without anesthetics?

      Oh My GOD that must have been terrible

      Hope he is doing well now..

    • thumbi7 profile imageAUTHOR

      JR Krishna 

      3 years ago from India

      Thank you Dr Pran Rangan

    • peachpurple profile image


      3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Thanks for another easy to refer illness related hub, my father in law had prostate cancer, he had to go thru the surgery without anesthetics, it was a painful endurance for a 75 year old man

    • Dr Pran Rangan profile image

      Dr Pran Rangan 

      3 years ago from Kanpur (UP), India

      Thanks thumbi7 for a well written article on prostate cancer. Your hub has refreshed my knowledge about prostate cancer. It is surprising how much we tend to forget.

    • thumbi7 profile imageAUTHOR

      JR Krishna 

      3 years ago from India

      Hi AliciaC

      Thanks for stopping by

    • thumbi7 profile imageAUTHOR

      JR Krishna 

      3 years ago from India

      Hi Rachel L Alba

      Thanks for the visit and comment

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      Linda Crampton 

      3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This hub contains useful information, as usual, thumbi7. It's an important hub becauses it publicizes the importance of early detection of prostate cancer.

    • Rachel L Alba profile image

      Rachel L Alba 

      3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      That was very enlightening. My husband is at that age where he has to get checked regularly. Thanks for sharing that information.


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