Preventing and Detecting Prostate Cancer at an Early Stage
Cancer starts when cells within the body begin to grow out of control. Cells in nearly any a part of the body can become cancer cells, and may then spread to other areas of the body. The prostate cancer begins when cells within the prostate start to grow out of control. The prostate gland is present only in males. It produces a number of the fluid that's a part of semen. The prostate is below the bladder (the hollow organ where urine is stored) and ahead of the rectum (the last a part of the intestines). Just behind the prostate are glands called seminal vesicles that make most of the fluid for semen. The urethra, which is that the tube that carries urine and semen out of the body through the penis, goes through the middle of the prostate. Prostate cancer is one among the foremost common sorts of cancer. Many prostate cancers grow slowly and are confined to the prostate, where they'll not cause serious harm. However, while some sorts of cancer grow slowly and should need minimal or maybe no treatment, other types are aggressive and may spread quickly. If the cancer detected early — when it's still confined to the prostate — has the simplest chance for successful treatment.
Prostate cancer that's more advanced may cause signs and symptoms such as:
- Trouble urinating
- Decreased force within the stream of urine
- Blood within the urine
- Blood within the semen
- Bone pain
- Losing weight without trying
- Erectile dysfunction
Diagnosis: As we know that an early diagnosis and detection can increase the chances of complete recovery within a relatively shorter span of time.
In case of Prostatic Cancer these below mentioned diagnosis are done
-Prostate-specific antigen (PSA test)- this is done to primarily screen prostate cancer by measuring the amount of PSA in the blood.
- TRUs Biopsy (Transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) guided biopsy)- In this test a small specimen is taken and is studied under microscope to find the causes
-Depending on each case, treatment options for men with prostate cancer might include:
-Observation or Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer.
-Surgery for Prostate Cancer.
-Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer.
-Cryotherapy for Prostate Cancer.
-Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer.
-Chemotherapy for Prostate Cancer.
Radical Prostatectomy is definitive treatment for localized or early prostate cancer, in which we remove whole of prostate gland along with seminal vesicle, then join bladder neck with urethra.
At Aakash Healthcare, Dwarka we do this procedure with Laparoscopic technique which require minimal hospital stay and early return to normal activity. Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy is advanced urology cancer procedure.
Some tips to prevent prostate cancer.
- Body weight, physical activity, and diet
- Get to and occupy a healthy weight.
- Lycopene or Tomato intake can decrease prostate cancer
- Stay physically active.
- Follow a healthy eating pattern, which incorporates a spread of fruits and vegetables and whole grains, and avoids or limits red and processed meats, sugar-sweetened beverages, and highly processed foods.
- Include Vitamin, mineral, and other supplements to your diet
- Taking Vitamin E or Zinc supplements might lower
- prostate cancer risk.
With making these necessary changes to one’s lifestyle they can prevent prostate cancer form happening.