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MEN UNITED VS PROSTATE CANCER

MEN UNITED VS PROSTATE CANCER
0 4 March 2016

Prostate CancerCancer is abnormal growth of cells. Prostate cancer is cancer that forms in the prostate organ.
The prostate organ is part of the male reproductive system that is responsible for the production of fluid that enriches and protects the sperms.
The prostate is located immediately below the bladder and just in front of the bowels.
CAUSES
• There is no special cause, but there risk factors associated with it:
• Age-more common in men above 50 years.
• Diet-especially fat rich diet.
• Smoking
• Family history
SYMPTOMS
There are no warning signs of early prostate cancer. Once a tumor causes the prostate gland to swell, or once cancer spreads beyond the prostate, the following symptoms may happen:
• A frequent need to urinate, especially at night
• Difficulty starting or stopping of urine
• A weal or interruption urinary stream
• Leaking of urine when laughing or coughing
• Inability to urinate when standing up
• A painful or burning sensation during urination or ejaculation
• Blood in urine or semen
CALL YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT PROSTATE CANCER IF:
• You have trouble urinating or find that urination is painful or different from normal; your doctor should examine your prostate gland to determine whether it is enlarged, inflamed with infection, or cancerous.
• You have chronic pain in your lower back, pelvis, upper thighbones or other bones. Pain in these areas can be caused by different things, including the spread of prostate cancer.
• You have an explained weight loss
• You have swelling in your legs
• You have weakness in your legs or difficulty in walking, especially if you also have constipation.
DIAGNOSIS
• Medical examination and history
• PSA blood test
• Digital rectal examination
• Prostate biopsy
TREATMENT
Like most cancer the success to this treatment is early protection as the stage of the cancer determines the course of action. The options available are…
• Prostatectomy (removal of prostate gland)
• Hormonal therapy
• Radio therapy
• Chemotherapy
PREVENTION
Eat more low-fat, high-fiber foods and foods with omega-3 fatty acids, e.g. soy products, like tofu and soy beans, tomatoes and foods that contain tomatoes sauce, vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage, fish like salmon, albacore tuna, and sardines.
• Have regular health checkup concerns.
• Have a yearly PSA if above the age of 45 years.
• Relax and enjoy life