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Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer Causes

The following have been suspected to develop prostate cancer. Racial or family predisposition Environmental elements exposure Co-existing sexually transmitted diseases Endogenous hormonal influence Imbalance in androgen and estrogen level High levels of dihydrotestosterone Mutations in the genes of cells High-frequency radiation It has also been implicated that eating fat-containing animal products contribute in developing this disease.

Prostate Cancer Definition

This is a disease where in cancer happens in a gland in the male reproductive system which is known as prostrate. This happens when prostrate cells mutate and start to multiply uncontrollably.

Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Rectal exam (Digital) Blood test - Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and Prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP) Urine tests - to check for infection or blood Transrectal ultrasonography Ultrasound Intravenous pyelogram Cystoscopy Biopsy Pathology analysis

Prostate Cancer Symptoms and Signs

Sometimes symptoms of prostate cancer do not occur in its early stage though when symptoms occur it is usually similar to those diseases like benign prostatic hypertrophy. Such symptoms are as follows: Difficulty in urinating Erectile dysfunction Frequent urination Difficulty in starting and maintaining a steady flow of urine Blood in the urine Painful Urination

Prostate Cancer Treatment

Active surveillance and watchful waiting Radiation therapy Hormonal Therapy Surgery Cryosurgey Palliative care High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)

Drugs used for treatment of Prostate Cancer


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