Breaking down prostate cancer
What part of the body does prostate cancer affect?
Prostate cancer attacks mens prostate gland.
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
Prostate Cancer Survival Rate
99% of men that have common prostate cancer survive