Thursday, 12 October 2017

All You Should Know About Prostate Cancer

What is the Prostate?

The prostate is the walnut-shaped gland that helps the production of seminal fluid used in the transport of sperm. Prostate cancer treatment is highly successful if administered in the early stages of cancer growth.Prostate cancer is found more commonly in the older population than among young men.

It is an exocrine gland which exists directly under the bladder, in front of the rectum. The main function of the prostate is to help in the production of semen. To create semen, the prostate produces a thick white fluid that is mixed with the sperm produced by the testicles. Symptoms of Prostate cancer usually a Prostate cancer progresses very slowly, the patient will live for decades without any symptoms. When symptoms do exist, they may be one or more of the following.

  • Painful ejaculation
  • Blood in urine or semen
  • Straining to urinate
  • Need to urinate frequently
  • Painful or burning urination

A decrease in a number of fluid ejaculated Causes of Prostate Cancer The specific cause of Prostate cancer is unknown.

Prostate Cancer Treatment procedures

The prostate cancer treatment course is decided by factors like the rate of cancer growth, its spread and the overall health of the patient. The various treatment options are as follows
Radiation therapy high powered energy is used to kill cancerous cells in radiation therapy.They can be either internal or external radiation therapy. Radiation that beamed from outside the body is known as external radiation therapy and if radiation is done internally by a process called brachytherapy where rice sized radiation seeds are placed inside the prostate cells.
Hormone Therapy 
Prostate cancer occurs with the help of testosterone hormone, Blocking the presence of this hormone can lead to death or slow down of cancerous cells.This can be done with help of hormone therapy.
When the growth of cancer cannot be controlled by the above methods, surgery is used to remove the prostate gland.Treatments like prostate tissue freezing also known as cryosurgery, chemotherapy and biological therapy also called immunotherapy are used.
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