Early Symptoms of Prostate Cancer can be slightly confusing and vague, but knowing them can help start the treatment early and get a better treatment outcome. Our Immun-knifeTM Homeopathy treatment for prostate cancer can help you stop the further progress of cancer and also help you cope with chemo or radiation therapy if you opt for those treatments. We would advise taking a second opinion from Dr.Welling, M.D. to know if our treatment for prostate cancer can help you too.
5 Early Symptoms of Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer rarely produces symptoms in the early stage; however, few signs can help in detecting prostate cancer. Five potential warning signs of prostate cancer are:
- Bone pain (due to spread)
- Symptoms from compression of the spine
- Painful urination or ejaculation
- Sudden erectile dysfunction (trouble in getting an erection)
- Blood in urine or semen
Advanced cancer can cause deep pain in the lower back, hips, or upper thighs.
Other Symptoms of Prostate Cancer
- Weight loss
- Frequent urination particularly at night
- Loss of bladder control
- Weak urine flow
- Dull pain in the lower pelvic area
- Pain in the lower back, hips, or thighs
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Bone pain
- Pain and edema in the legs and feet
- Neurologic deficit (an altered function of a body area)
- Loss of bowel control
What is Prostate Cancer?
Prostate cancer affects the prostate glands of men. Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths for men. Prostate cancer begins when cells in the prostate gland start to grow out of control. The prostate is a gland found only in males. It makes some of the fluid that is part of semen.
The prostate is below the bladder (the hollow organ where urine is stored) and in front of the rectum (the last part of the intestines). In men, it is normal for the size of the prostate to increase with age. In younger men, it is about the size of a walnut. The prostate makes a milky fluid, which is a part of semen. This fluid feeds the sperm.
It’s the most common cancer in men after skin cancer. Prostate cancer often grows very slowly and may not cause significant harm. But some types are more aggressive and can spread quickly without treatment. The size of the prostate can change as a man ages. In younger men, it is about the size of a walnut, but it can be much larger in older men.
The size of the prostate can change as a man ages. In younger men, it is about the size of a walnut, but it can be much larger in older men.
What Causes Prostate Cancer?
The exact cause of prostate cancer is unknown. One in three men older than 50 years has some cancer cells in the prostate. Luckily, eight out of 10 tumors are found to be small and harmless after the biopsy. Although the reason for prostate cancer is unknown, there are many risk factors that increase the risk of prostate cancer:
- Age over 55 (peak age 65-74) years
- Ethnicity: Common in blacks as compared to Caucasians.
- Genetic/family history
- Poor dietary habits: High fat, unhealthy diet
- Cigarette smoking
- Alcohol intake
- Lack of exercise
- Hormonal causes
Are You At Risk of Prostate Cancer?
While prostate cancer could occur in any man, certain factors raise your risk for the disease. These risk factors include:
- older age
- a family history of prostate cancer
- certain ethnicities or race
- genetic changes