Detection of Prostate Cancer

Detection of Prostate Cancer
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The prostate is a gland that is gender specific to men and is located in the lower abdomen. It is a very small body, has the apple-shaped and lies just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The prostate surrounds the initial portion of the urethra, the tube through which urine stored in the bladder is eliminated. The function of the prostate is to provide a pleasure response to stimuli, and primarily, the prostate produces part of the semen, the thick sebaceous mucous based liquid containing sperm, which is released as the male climaxes during sex.

How does cancer develop in the prostate?

Prostate cancer arises when, for reasons not yet known to science, cells in the organ start to divide and to multiply in a disorderly way, leading to formation of a tumor. Most of these tumors grow so slowly that there is not enough mass to give symptoms during life and they do not threaten human health. Some, however, may grow quickly, spreading to other organs and can lead to death.

How to prevent Prostate Cancer?

Up to this point in our history, there are no known ways for the specific prevention of prostate or other cancer. However, it is known, that the adoption of healthy life style and habits can prevent the development of certain diseases, including cancer. Therefore, it is important to consider for a longer healthier life:

• engage in at least 30 minutes daily of physical activity, strenuous enough to help detoxify your body;

• Ensure that you have a diet rich in fiber, fruits and vegetables;

• reduce the amount of fat you consume in your food, especially the animal sources;

• keep your weight within health parameters;

• reduce the consumption of alcohol;

• Do not smoke.

Who has the risk of developing prostate cancer?

The only two factors that have been confirmed to be associated with an increased risk of the development of prostate cancer are age and family medical history. The vast majority of cases occur in men over 50 years of age and in those with a parent or sibling who has developed prostate cancer before the age of 60. Some other factors including the diet, are currently being studied, but there is still no scientific Confirmation of a direct connection with these factors

What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?

The main symptoms related to cancer prostate are:

• blood in urine;

• frequent need to urinate, especially at night;

• weak urinary stream;

• pain or burning when urinating.

The presence of one or more of these symptoms does not mean that you have cancer since various diseases may have similar symptoms. An enlarged prostate can lead to many of the same symptoms, as can urinary or bladder infections, It is therefore very important to visit your doctor regularly, to ensure that you have an early diagnosis, as soon as symptoms arise. Complete physical examinations on an annual basis are the best way to ensure the early detection of prostate cancer. And as with any other potentially Life threatening disease, early detection provides the highest likelihood of surviving the disease.

The examination used for the diagnosis of diseases of the prostate is still a matter of concern for many men. Contrary to what people imagine, the exam is simple and painless. Most often the patient shows no infection, inflammation or carcinogenic signals. All men over 30 years of age should be screened by their physician at least once a year, and provide laboratory blood screening as well, for the prevention and early treatment in the case of diagnosis of cancer or other inflammations of the prostate.

Source by Eliene Teixeira


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