Understanding Prostate Cancer

One in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Prostate cancer isn’t just an old man’s disease, which is why you need to be aware of the symptoms and risks of developing prostate cancer. What’s even more concerning is that there are nearly three million cases of prostate cancer detected each year, in the US alone.


Understanding Prostate Cancer

The prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system. Prostate cancer refers to cancer of the cells of the prostate, which is a small gland in front of the rectum and just below the urinary tract (bladder). The prostate gland is responsible for producing some of the fluid in semen as well as urine control in men. It is the most common cancer found in men and can be treated if diagnosed early on. Since there are no clear symptoms, regular screening is the most effective way of detecting prostate cancer.

Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

Sadly, there are not may early warning signs of prostate cancer since the tumor usually grows very slowly, and does not push against anything to cause pain. This is the reason why many patients who discover they’ve got prostate cancer have had it for years without even knowing it. While this particular form of cancer may be silent, there are some indicators that a person may have prostate cancer, such as:

  • Weak or interrupted flow of urine
  • Pain in the rectum or feeling pain while urinating
  • Difficulty in having an erection or painful ejaculation
  • Pain in the lower back, hips, pelvis, or thighs
  • Difficulty starting or holding back urination
  • A decrease in the amount of fluid ejaculated
  • Blood in the urine or semen
  • A need to urinate frequently, especially at night

Causes of Prostate Cancer

While it is not clear what causes prostate cancer, doctors have narrowed down the cause to a few factors:

  • Age – The risk of developing prostate cancer increases as a person gets older.
  • Ethnic Group – This form of cancer is more prevalent among men from Asian, African and African-Caribbean descent.
  • Family History – This factor plays a big part in a person getting diagnosed with prostate cancer. For instance, having a father or big brother who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer significantly increases your chances of getting prostate cancer in your lifetime.
  • Obesity – Studies have suggested that there is a link between your waistline and prostate cancer, which is why regular exercise is recommended for men, especially after they’ve reached a certain age.
  • Diet –Studies have also confirmed the link between a person’s diet and prostate cancer. Men who have diets high in calcium are at a greater risk of getting prostate cancer according to some research.

How Does Prostate Cancer Form?

Prostate cancer could be caused by mutations in the genetic material or DNA of an individual, which leads to the abnormal increase of cancerous cells. These increases in the cell numbers causes the prostate to grow, albeit slowly, which is one of the reasons why it is difficult to diagnose prostate cancer as compared to other cancers.

Complications of Prostate Cancer

The complications of developing prostate cancer normally include it spreading to other organs such as the bladder, or travelling through the blood stream to other parts of the body. The good news is, prostate cancer does respond to treatment even if it has spread through other parts of the body. Another complication that arises with prostate cancer is that of erectile dysfunction, which is due to the fact that treatment for prostate cancer usually involves radiation and hormone therapy, along with surgery. That said, there are surgeries that are available for erectile dysfunction due to cancer treatment.

What You Can Naturally Do About Prostate Cancer

You’re body is designed to be well if you put forth the effort and you must have enough life left in your body to accept the good things you’re putting into it.  If you’re one of the lucky people and you are stage-1 or stage-2 you a lot more options.

Experts recommend the following:

If you are stage-3 or stage-4

It’s highly advised that you don’t try to play your own doctor. You really need a skilled physician that knows how to handle your situation. Check out our amazing stage-4 survival story that inspired this website, and get a recommendation to the best natural cancer clinic on the planet.

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”  ~The Bible, Hosea 4:6

God bless you and your family.

Peggy Sue, and family


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