Firstly, what is prostrate? A prostrate is a gland in the male reproductive system, roughly a size of a chest nut, located just below the urinary bladder, and it runs through by the urethra.
Then what is prostrate cancer? A prostrate cancer occurs when the cancer cell spreads around the prostrate. Here below is a pictorial view of the contrast between prostrate and prostrate cancer.
According to WHO (World Health Organization), prostrate cancer is one of the most common causes of death amongst men.
One of six men will be diagnosed with cancer during his lifetime. Although, it’s very rare in men younger than 40 (forty) years. But the chances of having the disease increases, after the age of 50 (fifty). Almost two out of three diseases are found in men, over the age of 65.
Here are the likely symptoms of prostrate cancers. None of these following symptoms occurs until it spreads. They are as follow;
- Difficulty Urinating
- Weak urine flow
- Blood in semen
- Erectile dysfunction
- Pelvic pain and discomfort
- Bone pains and stiffness.
However, the exact role of a diet in prostrate cancer is unknown, but several factors have been studied, and they includes;
- Men who eat a lot of red meat and high dairy products seem to have a slightly higher chance of getting prostrate cancer.
Though very slow in progression. If there are any suspicion, only an ultrasound-guided biopsy can set the diagnosis.
Prostrate cancer is in two STAGINGS:
- Clinical Stage
- Pathological Stage
Moreover, be mindful that prostrate cancer at a very early stage, can definitely be treated. Going for an annual check-up minimizes the risk of death if diagnosed in an early stage.
DIAGNOSIS ON PROSTRATE CANCER ARE:
- PSA SCREENING TEST. PSA is a test, that measures the amount of PSA (Prostrate Specific Antigen) in the blood. It’s a prostrate protein that is usually found on small amounts in a man’s blood.
- DIGITAL RECTAL EXAMINATION. Might be disturbing though, but it’s usually painless and lasts very little
TONOKEZ ADVICE TO THE WORLD.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, is the most effective way of not only preventing prostrate cancer but your general well being. Health is wealth like you always hear or see. Healthy lifestyle promotes healthy life. Take care of yourself, watch what you eat, choose nutritional foods, lots of vegetables, nuts, seeds. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
NOTE: IT’S IMPORTANT YOU SPEAK TO YOUR PHYSICIAN CONSIDERING WHETHER YOU SHOULD GET A PSA TEST AND DISCUSS WHAT YOUR RESULTS COULD INTERPRET.
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