Prostate Cancer

Breaking down prostate cancer

What is cancer in general?

Cancer is disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body.

What part of the body does prostate cancer affect?

Prostate cancer attacks mens prostate gland.
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What specific things/exposures can lead to prostate cancer?

Men who eat a lot of red meat or high-fat dairy products appear to have a slightly higher chance of getting prostate cancer. Some studies have suggested that men who consume a lot of calcium may have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer. Prostate cancer can also be in the family.

What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?

  • Problems passing urine, including a slow or weak urinary stream or the need to urinate more often, especially at night.
  • Blood in the urine
  • Trouble getting an erection (erectile dysfunction)
  • Pain in the hips, back (spine), chest (ribs), or other areas from cancer that has spread to bones
  • Weakness or numbness in the legs or feet, or even loss of bladder or bowel control from cancer pressing on the spinal cord.

What are the effects of Prostate Cancer?

Pain, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, amnesia, lympemdema and more

Prostate Cancer treatment

  • Expectant management (watchful waiting) or active surveillance

  • Surgery

  • Radiation therapy

  • Cryosurgery (cryotherapy)

  • Hormone therapy

  • Chemotherapy

  • Vaccine treatment

  • Bone-directed treatment

Prostate Cancer Survival Rate

99% of men that have common prostate cancer survive