Prostate Cancer

By. Colin Miller P.5/6

Details

What exactly happens when you have prostate cancer is the cells in you prostate begin to grow out of control and sometimes spread to near by lymph nodes. The main body part that is affected is the prostate.
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Effects

  • Urinary Dysfunction.
  • Bowel Dysfunction.
  • Erectile Dysfunction.
  • Loss of Fertility.

Causes

There is no real cause of Prostate Cancer but it can be inherited.

Preventive Measures

  • Eat fewer calories
  • Exercise more
  • Eat more fish
  • Consuming Broccoli
  • Avoid smoking

Treatment

Prostate Cancer can be treated by a variety of different therapy and other streamer, some examples are...


  • Surgery.
  • Radiation therapy.
  • Chemotherapy.
  • Hormone Therapy

Diagnosis

Prostate Cancer is diagnosed through a DRE, (Digital rectal exam). During this process your doctor inserts a gloved, lubricated finger into your rectum to examine your prostate.
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Statistics

About 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.

Prostate cancer develops mainly in older men. About 6 in 10 cases are diagnosed in men aged 65 or older, and it is rare before age 40. The average age at the time of diagnosis is about 66.