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Treatment of Prostrate Cancer

Treatment of Prostrate cancer has to be multi-way therapy. Its not either Homeopathy or conventional treatment. The best long-term results are achieved by combination therapy depending on age, stage of Prostrate cancer and general health condition of patient. While conventional treatments like chemotherapy or radiation therapy helps in faster removal of cancer, Homeopathy Treatment for Prostrate cancer can help in

  • Regression of Prostrate cancer
  • Prevention of recurrence of Prostrate cancer,
  • Removing side-effects of chemo and radiation therapy,
  • Relieving cancer pains
  • Improving general quality of life and hence, a better reaction to other treatments.

The speciality Homeopathic treatment for Prostrate cancer, developed at Welling Clinics can be very helpful for those suffering from Prostrate cancer.

Call us today on (+91) 80 80 850 950 to book an appointment and meet our specialist to know more about our speciality Homeopathy treatment for Prostrate cancer.

PROSTATE CANCER

Introduction of Prostate Cancer:-

  • Prostate cancer is cancer that begins in tissues of the prostate gland.
  • Prostate is the male sex gland and it is responsible for the production of semen.
  • Prostate gland is located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum.
  • Most Prostate Cancers are slow growing in nature and the primary risk factors are obesity, age and family history.
  • The cancer cells maymetastasize (spread) from the prostate to other parts of the body, particularly the bones and lymph nodes.
  • Prostate cancer is very uncommon in men younger than 45 years of age, but becomes more common with advancing age. It generally affects men over 50 years of age group.
  • The average age at the time of diagnosis is 70 years.
  • Estimated new cases and deathsfrom prostate cancer in the United States in 2013:
  • New cases: 238,590
  • Deaths: 29,720

Types of Prostate Cancer: – The types of Prostate Cancer are as follows:-

Adenocarcinoma: – The most common type of prostate cancer is Adenocarcinoma. This cancer is generally slow growing in nature, but still has the potential to spread beyond the prostate to other areas, including lymph nodes, bones and other organs.

Small cell carcinoma: – This is rare type of prostate cancer. This is aggressive in nature. Initially it forms in specialized cells within the prostate. This type of cancer generally doesn’t increase prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels and is difficult to detect in its early stages. More advanced cases of small cell carcinoma can be difficult to treat.

Basic Pathology of Prostate Cancer: – There are three ways that cancer spreads in the body are:

  • Through tissue: – Cancer invades the surrounding normal tissue.
  • Through the lymph system: – Cancer invades the lymph system and travels through the lymph vessels to other parts of the body.
  • Through the blood: – Cancer invades the veins and capillaries and travels through the blood to other parts of the body.

Depending upon this, Prostate Cancer is of different stages. The stages of Prostate Cancer are as follows:

Stage I: – In stage I, the cancer is confined to the prostate. It can’t be detected during a Digital rectal examination (DRE). It is usually expected to be slow growing in nature.

Stage II: – In stage II, cancer can be detected during a Digital rectal examination (DRE). It’s still confined to the prostate, but the cells may be more abnormal and may grow faster.

Stage III: – In stage III, the cancer is in tissues near the prostate. It also may have reached the seminal vesicles.

Stage IV: – In stage IV, cancer has invaded other parts of the body, such as the rectum, nearby lymph nodes or bone. (Metastatic stage)

Clinical Presentation of Prostate Cancer:-

The signs and symptoms of Prostate cancer includes:-

Urinary symptoms of prostate cancer: – It include following,

  • Burning or pain while passing urination.
  • More frequent or increased urges to urinate at night.
  • Loss of bladder control.
  • Decreased flow or velocity of urine stream.
  • Blood in urine (haematuria).
  • Problems during sexual intercourse,erectile dysfunction (difficulty in getting erection), Painful ejaculation.

Other prostate cancer signs & symptoms: – Prostate cancer may spread (metastasize) to nearby tissues or bones. Other prostate cancer symptoms include:

  • Blood in semen.
  • Swelling in legs or pelvic area.
  • Numbness or pain in the hips, legs or feet.
  • Bone pain that doesn’t go away, or leads to fractures.

Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer: – Common diagnostic tests for prostate cancer include:

Prostate specific antigen (PSA):- PSA is a protein produced by the prostate gland that can be detected in the blood.  Levels of PSA increases with age and when the prostate is enlarged. Significantly increased levels of PSA in the blood can indicate prostate cancer.  In case of prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate) the PSA levels can increased. PSA is not a test for cancer in itself, but elevated levels require further assessment and investigation.

Digital Rectal Examination: – A digital rectal examination is carried out by placing a gloved finger into the rectum.  Prostate gland can be feel through the wall of the rectum and then if any signs of enlargement or irregularity can be checked.  If any irregularity is found then biopsy can be recommended.

Transrectal ultrasound biopsy (TRUS):- Irregularities or abnormalities can be seen through TRUS.

Imaging tests: – Certain imaging test is carried out to assess whether the cancer has spread to other areas of the body or not. These includes: – X-rays, CT/MRI and Bone Scans.

MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and CT (computerized tomography) :- These are specialized scans that produce detailed cross-sectional images of the body.  MRI uses magnetic forces and radio waves to generate detailed images, whereas a CT scan uses computerized x-rays. Both scans allow bones and internal organs to be assessed for cancer spread.

Bone scan: – It involves injecting a radioisotope (a dye that emits a small amount of radiation) into the bloodstream through a drip in the hand or arm.  The dye travels around the body and will accumulate in any bony areas affected by the cancer.  Any deposits can then be detected with a specialized scanning machine.

Treatment of Prostate Cancer:-

Treatment of prostate cancer depends upon several factors, such as how fast your cancer is growing, how much it has spread, overall health of individual, as well as the benefits and the potential side effects of the treatment.

Radiation therapy for Prostate Cancer: – Radiation therapy uses high-powered energy to kill cancer cells. Prostate cancer radiation therapy can be done into two ways:

  • Radiation that comes from outside of the body (external beam radiation):- During external beam radiation therapy, patient is lying down on a table while a machine moves around the body, directing high-powered energy beams to prostate cancer.
  • Radiation placed inside the body (brachytherapy):- Brachytherapy involves placing many rice-sized radioactive seeds in prostate tissue. The radioactive seeds deliver a low dose of radiation over a long period of time. Implantation of the radioactive seeds in prostate is carried out by using a needle guided by ultrasound images.

Side effects of radiation therapy includes: – painful urination, frequent urination and urgent urination, as well as rectal symptoms, such as loose stools or pain when passing stools. Erectile dysfunction can also occur. The risk of radiation causing another form of cancer, such as bladder cancer or rectal cancer, in the future but it is rare.

Hormone therapy for Prostate Cancer: – Hormone therapy is treatment to stop body from producing the male hormone testosterone. Prostate cancer cells rely on testosterone to help them grow. Cutting off the supply of hormones may cause cancer cells to die or to grow more slowly. Hormone therapy options include:

  • Medications that stop body from producing testosterone: – Medications known as luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LH-RH) agonists prevent the testicles from receiving messages to make testosterone.
  • Medications that block testosterone from reaching cancer cells:- Medications known as anti-androgens prevent testosterone from reaching cancer cells. These drugs typically are given along with an LH-RH agonist or given before taking an LH-RH agonist.

Side effects of hormone therapy includes: – Erectile dysfunction, Hot flashes, ,Reduced sex drive and Weight gain. Hormone therapy also increases the risk of heart disease and heart attack.

Surgery for Prostate Cancer: – Surgery includes:

  • Surgery to remove the testicles (orchiectomy):- Removing testicles reduces testosterone levels in body. The effectiveness of orchiectomy in lowering testosterone levels is similar to that of hormone therapy medications, but orchiectomy may lower testosterone levels more quickly.
  • Surgery to remove the prostate: – Surgery for prostate cancer involves removing the prostate gland (radical prostatectomy), along with surrounding tissue and a few lymph nodes. Radical prostatectomy carries a risk of urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction.

Chemotherapy for Prostate Cancer: – Chemotherapy uses drugs to kill rapidly growing cells, including cancer cells. Chemotherapy can be administered through a vein in your arm, in pill form or both. Chemotherapy may be a treatment option for men with prostate cancer that has spread to distant areas of bodies. Chemotherapy may also be an option for cancers that don’t respond to hormone therapy.

Homeopathic Treatment for Prostrate Cancer

The speciality Homeopathic treatment for ProstrateProstratecancer, developed at Welling Clinics can be very helpful for those suffering from ProstrateProstratecancer.

Call us today on (+91) 80 80 850 950 to book an appointment and meet our specialist to know more about our speciality Homeopathy treatment for Prostrate cancer.

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