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Prostate cancer becomes a real concern for men starting at age 40. Nearly 1 out of 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, with 60 percent of those men being over age 65. The screening is simple, and with early detection and treatment, you can beat this disease. Here is what you need to know about this potentially deadly cancer.
A Disease with Few Symptoms
Don't wait for symptoms to show up before getting screened because many men develop prostate cancer with no symptoms at all. This is a slow growing cancer and you may have no signs of it until it becomes severe. Your urologist can test for it and determine the extent of the cancer cell growth. If left to grow, the cancer cells can spread to your lungs, bones, and lymph nodes. In later stages, it attacks your internal organs and there is little that can be done to reverse it.
Little Is Known About the Cause
Few factors have been discovered as the definite cause of this disease. Family history is one. A diet heavy in fatty, red meat is another factor for some men. For most men, this cancer just shows up for no specific reason. This is why screening is so important as you get older.
Common Symptoms of Prostate Cancer
If you do have symptoms from prostate cancer, they can look like a simple urinary tract or bladder infection. Some of the symptoms include:
Prostate Cancer Screening
Two tests are done to screen for prostate cancer which are often done together. Neither test alone gives a definitive diagnosis.
Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer
Your doctor may recommend one or more of these depending on how advanced the cancer is. The earlier the disease is detected, the more effective these treatments are in removing all of the cancer cells. Your treatment options include:
The key to surviving prostate cancer is early detection. Once you turn 40, ask your doctor how frequently you should have a prostate screening. Don't wait for symptoms to appear, because it could be too late to cure the disease completely. For more information, contact a professional such as Dr. Matthew Bui.Share
26 June 2015