Prostate cancer as the name suggests is a form of cancer that develops in the prostate gland. It is a common type of cancer in males but it is highly treatable in the early stages. About 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. The size of the prostate gland is walnut and it is located underneath the bladder and just in front of the rectum.
Cure of prostate cancer have not yet been fully identified. But, it is mostly associated with a high fat, high-meat, and low-vegetable diet. Also, if you have a strong history of prostate cancer in your family then you’re definitely at a greater risk of developing it.
Symptoms to watch out for
It doesn’t really show any symptoms at an early stage, the more reason you have to be very particular about your health and visit the doctor for regular check-ups but whenever it does, they usually include, difficulty or stoppage in urination, a really thin and weak stream of urine, the need to urinate more often than usual, pain while urinating, blood or patches of blood in the urine, tenderness or stiffness in the lower back, pelvis and hips.
Treatment for prostate cancer will depend on the stage of cancer. If the cancer is limited to the prostate then it’s called “Localized” and can be managed by observation where the doctor checks PSA blood levels and surgery where he performs prostatectomy. That is, to remove the prostate gland. If cancer has spread to other parts of the body, then it’s called “Advanced” and is often treated using hormone therapy or chemotherapy.
Can it be prevented?
You are required to eat a lot of vegetables and fruits throughout the day and avoid consuming red meat, processed meat, and other food items that have a high percentage of fat in them. Also, you should have plenty of selenium, vitamin E and lycopene in your diet. It is believed that these substances protect you against prostate cancer.
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