Archive for March, 2011
Men’s Health – Prostate CancerProstate cancer, one of the most common cancer in men, not much talked about among the people. Yet statistics show that one in six people should expect this diagnosis . The disease is slow growing and current treatments to ensure that only a few can die. Of course, the more you know about the disease the more likely one of the few to prevent and combat if necessary. Category of high risk patients will be those with a family history or symptoms, but regular checks can see the cancer early by testing the level of prostate-specific antigen in the blood. Using the most effective way of testing a digital rectal exam, where the doctor inserts a finger into the rectum and manually check for abnormalities in the prostate. As uncomfortable as it may seem, the priority will encourage you to seek regular testing to catch the cancer early chance to experience the effects of prostate cancer, which is much more convenient than the control increases.Prostate cancer is the most common form develops in the glandular cells, usually very slowly with the ability to spread into the surrounding area continues to attack the prostate and lymph nodes, Lings, liver, and possibly other organs if not diagnosed and treated quickly. Walnut-sized prostate gland in front of the rectum and below the bladder and produces a fluid that protect and provide nutrients to sperm. Scary part about prostate cancer (and other cancers too) is that the signals are not always immediately obvious. You may have the disease months before they grow large enough to really, and at that time may be too late. So if you have even a slight suspicion of a tumor, you should get a check just to be sure.While the risk of prostate cancer increases with age were also more likely in black men than white men and Hispanics, and apparently a very low incidence in Asian men. The reason for this is unknown, but at every level, family history plays a big factor and can actually double the risk of developing prostate cancer. Many cases of prostate cancer symptoms are relatively few brands such as difficulty urinating pain, hip and / or rear, burning sensation during urination, or only a weak stream of urine, or pain during ejaculation. The urge to see a doctor if you experience these symptoms are not necessary because most men would seek medical attention promptly if these symptoms occur. Detection of cancer is a priority, and then when the doctor discovered cancer will grade 1-5 depending on the number and the presence of cancer cells compared to the number of abnormal cells. A determination of the aggressiveness of the cancer is then evaluated to produce what is called the Gleason score. The higher the score the more aggressive the cancer.There are high expectations treated if detected and treated. Treatment includes watch and wait approach, as the name suggests, the progress of the slow growth of cancer monitoring. Radiation therapy may be associated with impotence, radical prostatectomy where the prostate is removed, chemotherapy drugs used for the advanced stage, or hormone therapy can slow the disease progression and management. The important point is to immediately seek help if you think you encounter problems and can not investigate scare you out of your chances to survive. Take care of your body, especially when an older stage of your life to go. And note leads to long life and happiness, and prostate definitely something you should know about careful. For more information, check out books from your library, or ask for literature from your doctor.