- 1 Symptoms of Prostate Cancer?
- 2 What PSA Levels Should I Have?
Symptoms of Prostate Cancer?
What PSA Levels Should I Have?
Prostate cancer is cancer that occurs in the prostate gland. Immuno-knife Homeopathy specialty treatment for prostate cancer from Welling Clinic can help you get well faster and live a better quality of life. Meet our specialist for a detailed assessment.
What is prostate cancer?
Prostate cancer is cancer that occurs in the prostate. The prostate is a small walnut-shaped gland in males that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in males. The Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) test detects cancer by showing a rise in blood PSA levels. The PSA test is usually recommended as a screen for prostate cancer. If the PSA level is high, other tests may be done to confirm prostate cancer. A prostate biopsy is usually done to see if cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes.
What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?
Some of the symptoms of prostate cancer include Prostate enlargement – – In most cases, the prostate will increase in size; however, some men will have a slow and gradual increase. Weakness and fatigue – – Some men report feeling tired even though they don’t feel tired before. Back pain – – Back pain is common, but most men don’t experience it unless it’s caused by an enlarged prostate or other medical issues. Other symptoms include:
- Frequent urination.
- Weak or interrupted urine flow or the need to strain to empty the bladder.
- The urge to urinate frequently at night.
- Blood in the urine.
- New onset of erectile dysfunction.
- Pain or burning during urination, which is much less common.
- Discomfort or pain when sitting, caused by an enlarged prostate.
weakness or numbness in the legs and muscles dehydration stomach ache or heartburn. Blood in semen a weak flow of urine, Heavy, low or no sex drive, Kegel muscle-weakening, Pain while passing urine, Long term infertility or impotence. Screening If the prostate cancer is small, a PSA test may be used to screen for prostate cancer. If the prostate cancer is large, a MRI scan or biopsy may be used to determine whether it is cancer. Diagnosis if the prostate cancer is found in the prostate, a simple rectal exam by a doctor can reveal the size and location of cancer. If cancer has not spread beyond the prostate, it can be treated by surgery also.
Painful or difficult urination
Feeling the need to urinate but not being able to. A frequent urge to urinate but being unable to do so. Blood in the semen, frequent infections, enlarged prostate, or a prostatic hypertrophy. A high-grade tumor that is being pushed up against the urinary bladder. First, a visit with your doctor is necessary. They can use a simple digital rectal exam to assess your prostate for any abnormalities. The prostate is the size of a walnut, so it’s not very easy to find. An ultrasound may be necessary to make sure it’s in the right place. If you test positive for prostate cancer, your doctor will start with a physical exam and then order a biopsy to test it. If the biopsy is positive, your doctor will tell you if you need to have surgery.
What are the risks of prostate cancer?
You are more at risk for prostate cancer if: You are older than age 50, you have a family history of prostate cancer, you’ve ever smoked cigarettes, you’ve ever had a urinary infection, you have a BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 gene (called BRCA mutations), you have had advanced prostate cancer. You have a family history of breast cancer, you’ve ever had your tonsils, appendix, or gall bladder removed. You’ve had previous radiation therapy to the pelvic area, you’ve ever had surgery on the bladder, you have frequent urinary tract infections. You have an autoimmune disease, you have advanced prostate cancer or your doctor is monitoring for any other cancers in your family.
What is the treatment for prostate cancer?
According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is diagnosed in about 161,360 men (roughly one in nine men) in the US each year. A further 14,580 men will die of the disease. About 95 percent of men diagnosed with prostate cancer are over 65 years and are diagnosed at stage 1. Nearly all men with prostate cancer are treated, which usually consists of surgery to remove the prostate gland, hormone therapy, and radiation therapy. If left untreated, prostate cancer can cause a number of other medical issues, including Painful urination, called an enlarged prostate Discharge from the bladder, bladder infections, weak erection , dehydration.
How can I prevent prostate cancer?
There are no specific lifestyle recommendations to prevent prostate cancer. However, it is recommended that men over 50 have their PSA levels checked at least once a year. Most cases of prostate cancer are asymptomatic. However, some men may experience Tenderness or bleeding from the prostate. Urination problems. Weakness or a sense of inability to pass urine. Unexplained weight loss. An appointment for a prostate check should be arranged at the first possible opportunity, as prostate cancer is often only diagnosed late when it is at an advanced stage. What are the complications of prostate cancer treatment?
Prostate cancer causes the development of cancer cells, but all cells in the body have the capability to mutate and divide and develop into cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common male cancer and is commonly found in men ages 50 years and older. Treatment for prostate cancer depends on the type, grade, and extent of the disease. In many cases, it is only curable with surgery or radiation therapy, but the chance of survival increases with specific treatment options. With modern medical technology, and the right information, you can fight and conquer this battle, so get informed, talk to your doctor, and learn more about prostate cancer and other conditions that affect men.