Posted on Apr 19, 2022
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting men today. The same can have limited and silent signs and symptoms resulting in late detection, diagnosis, and treatment. The best is to know your risk and facilitate tests to aid timely detection and management. Prostate Cancer’s risk increases with age and it can be aggressive if left untreated.
Prostate cancer is the disease of the prostate gland of the male.
The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that is situated inside a man’s body between his bladder and rectum. The prostate gland takes cells that make the seminal fluid that nourishes and carries sperm.
They involved blood in a man’s urine or semen problems with urinary function including weak urine flow; and difficulty with starting or holding back urination…
All it means is that there is a chance that the same can be prostate cancer. A biopsy is required before you can determine that cancer is present.
That depends on the case. Until recently the automatic next step was for your doctor to order a biopsy.
The doctor places an ultrasound probe into the rectum which provides a photo of the prostate.
Among the risks is blood infection because the needle must pass goes the rectum.
Consultant doctor will next consider stage and grade of the tumor. The stage of a prostate tumor suggests whether it is ok and if the prostate cancer has spread to other parts of the body.
Yes. They have a lot of implications. The size, location and the grade of cancer decide the treatment modality for cancer.
Three main options: active surveillance, surgery, and radiation.
Today, prostate surgery basically involves removal of the entire prostate gland.
Doctors often recommend external beam radiation for early stage, localized prostate cancer