What are the Symptoms of Prostate Cancer?
The prostate gland is the gland in the male reproductive system that produces a fluid that mixes with the sperm during ejaculation. The prostate is found below a man’s bladder and in front of his rectum.
Symptoms of prostate cancer are often subtle, and may include:
– Frequent urination or feeling like urine is not completely drained
– Difficulty starting urination or slow urine flow
– Inability to urinate at all (urinary retention)
– Needing to go more often or urgently
How to Screen for Prostate Cancer
Digital rectal exam: This is a digital examination of the prostate with a gloved and lubricated finger. The finger is inserted into the rectum and feels the gland for any abnormalities.
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test: A PSA blood test measures the amount of PSA in a man’s blood. Prostate cancer causes an increase of PSA levels in a man’s body which can be detected by this test.
Transrectal Ultrasound (TRUS): A TRUS is an imaging technique that uses sound waves to create pictures of organs in the body.
Common Treatment Options for Localized or Early-Stage Prostate cancer
Some prostate cancers are so early-stage that they do not need treatment at all. Others need localized treatments to kill the cancerous cells. And finally, metastatic prostate cancers require systemic therapy with medications.
There are many different treatments for prostate cancer, but each patient should work with their doctor to come up with the best treatment plan for them. With a lot of research, patience and hard work, we can hope that more patients will be able to find the best possible treatment plan for them and live a healthier and happier life without cancer.
The most common treatment options for localized or early-stage prostate cancer are surgery and radiation therapy. These treatments affect different parts of the body in different ways: Surgery will remove any visible growths while radiation therapy will kill only those cells that have been exposed.
Treating Advanced or Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Patients diagnosed with advanced or metastatic prostate cancer are usually given one of three treatments for the disease: surgery, chemotherapy or radiation.
Surgery: Surgery is a treatment option that surgeons can usually perform on all patients that have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. It is done by removing the entire prostate gland and nearby tissue from the patient’s body. Even though this form of treatment causes its own side effects, like erectile dysfunction and urinary difficulties, it does reduce the risk of metastasis – the spreading of cancer to other organs, tissues, or lymph nodes.
Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy is a treatment option that can be used in patients who have been diagnosed with advanced or metastatic prostate cancer. It consists of giving high doses of drugs to kill cells growing rapidly and cause their death.
Prostate cancer diet is a diet that helps to reduce the risk of prostate cancer and its recurrence.
A prostate cancer diet can be based on various factors like the patient’s age, weight, or ethnicity. For example, men with African American ancestry are more likely to develop low-grade prostate cancer because they have a higher level of insulin in their blood stream.
The types of food that should be eaten during this prostate cancer diet depend on the type of prostate cancer, age and life expectancy of the person being diagnosed with it.
The recommended foods for prostate cancer include cruciferous vegetables, high-fiber foods, omega-3 fatty acids and lycopene. You should also avoid processed meats and animal products that have been treated with hormones or antibiotics because they may increase your risk of prostate cancer.
There are many different supplements available for prostate cancer.
Curcumin: Curcumin is most popular supplement in India and has been shown to be effective in reducing inflammation. It may also help prevent cancer by preventing cells from dividing and multiplying or causing them to die.
Vitamin D: Vitamin D deficiencies have been linked to increased risks of prostate cancer, so it is important that you get enough vitamin D from sunlight or through supplements like cod liver oil, oily fish, and fortified milk to protect your health. A study published in 2018 found that high intakes of vitamin D were associated with a 22% lower risk of developing prostate cancer than low intakes.
Exercise is a key component in preventing and maintaining a healthy prostate.
It’s important to understand that exercise does not cure prostate cancer but it can be the best prevention. Exercise can help with:
-Preventing tumors from developing
-Decreasing the risk of death from prostate cancer
-Lowering the risk of recurrences
-Decreasing the risk of high blood pressure
-Improving blood flow to the prostate gland as well as increasing testosterone levels
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