God Bless You Dear Readers,
In Series 7, I talked about Factors responsible for a man contacting Enlarged Prostate, and also about diagnosis.
In Series 8, I will talk about Prostate Cancer.
It is the most common cancer which affects MEN, from about the age of 50 years.
As mentioned in Series 1, the Prostate is a chestnut-shaped gland, which is part of a man’s Reproductive Organ, and inbetween the bladder and penis
When Prostate Cancer manifests, its growth which is confined initially to the Prostate gland, may be slow, posing no serious problem.
On the other hand, its growth may be fast, spreading quickly.
It is opined that the slow type may need little or no treatment, but the aggressive type needs urgent treatment.
However, I beg to disagree with that point of view, and advise that both slow and aggressive types be treated without delay.
This is because the more patients delay, the more the ailment escalates, and the slimmer chances of cure.
In the case of Prostate Cancer, at the early stage, there may be no symptoms.
However, at the advanced stage, the patient may experience the following symptoms –
1. Difficulty in urinating.
2. The force in stream of urine is reduced.
3. There is blood in the semen.
4. There is discomfort in the pelvic area.
5. The patient experiences bone pains.
6. The patient also experiences erectile dysfunction.
Those who experience any of the above symptoms should urgently perform the following tests.
Please see the tests you are required to perform in Series 3.
Causes of Prostate Cancer –
Now what about Prostate Cancer? What causes this deadly ailment in men?
When cells in the Prostate become abnormal, this signals the beginning of Prostate Cancer.
The cells grow and divide rapidly than normal cells do. The abnormal cells live while other cells die.
At this stage, the abnormal cells accumulate, form a tumor, and continue to grow, invading nearby tissues.
Some abnormal cells eventually break off and spread or metastasize to other parts of the body, causing pains and discomfort.
Risk Factors –
The following are factors that can increase the risk of contacting Prostate Cancer –
1. Age –
As from the age of 50 years, the risk of developing Prostate Cancer increases.
2. Family History –
A history of men in a family experiencing Prostate Cancer, and a strong history of women in that same family experiencing breast cancer, increases the risk of men in such a family developing Prostate Cancer.
3. Race –
It is opined that black men are at greater risk, than men of other races, in developing Prostate Cancer, and even in its more aggressive form.
4. Obesity –
Men who are obese and have Prostate Cancer, it is opined, experience serious problem with treating the ailment.
1. Cancer That Spreads Or Metastasizes –
The abnormal cells begin to accumulate around the Prostate, forming a tumor that continues to grow and invade nearby tissues.
At this stage, some of the abnormal cells could break off and spread or metastasize to nearby organs, like the bladder.
They could even travel through the bloodstream or lymphatic system, to the bones, and other organs of the body.
The spread of Prostate Cancer to the bones can cause broken bones and pain.
Furthermore, when treatment is delayed, and the cancer spreads to other parts of the body, it will take longer to effect cure. That also means more money required to effect cure.
Hence I wish to caution seriously, that at the slightest sign of symptoms, please quickly carry out tests mentioned earlier, so that we can quickly effect treatment.
2. Incontinence –
Prostate Cancer can cause Incontinence, which is the accidental flow of urine from a patient.
3. Erectile Dysfunction –
This problem can arise as a result of Prostate Cancer, or treatment.
Treatment includes hormonal treatment, radiation, or surgery.
The following tests will help to identify at the early stage, if a patient has Prostate Cancer –
1. Digital Rectal Examination –
A gloved and lubricated finger is inserted by the doctor into the patient’s rectum, to examine the prostate, and confirm if there are any abnormalities in the texture, size or shape of the gland.
This may require some tests.
2. The PSA (Prostratic Serum Antigen) Test –
This test will confirm if the patient has Prostate Cancer or not.
3. Further Tests –
If after conducting the above tests, abnormalities are detected, further tests, as follows, are conducted, to confirm if the patient has Prostate Cancer –
1. Ultrasound – A probe is inserted into the patient’s rectum, which makes a picture of the patient’s Prostate gland.
2. Collection of Samples of Prostate Tissue –
Should initial tests conducted indicate that the patient has Prostate Cancer, the doctor may recommend biopsy, namely, that cell samples should be collected from the patient’s Prostate.
In carrying out Prostate biopsy, a needle is inserted into the Prostate, tissue collected, and taken to the laboratory for analysis, to further confirm if Cancer cells are present.
3. More Tests If Necessary –
Further tests could be carried out to confirm properly that the patient has Prostate Cancer, and also to confirm if it is mild, or aggressive, before treatment is finally carried out.
Here I wish to draw the curtain on the subject, “Cure Without Surgery, Enlarged Prostate and Prostate Cancer.
Please note that another possible Cause of Urinary Symptoms is “Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).”
But no cause for alarm as there is CURE for Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).
I will talk briefly on the subject in my next Post.
Stay Healthy Always And Remain Blessed. Love You All.