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Let’s Beat Prostate Cancer Together

March 11, 2021

Let’s Beat Prostate Cancer Together

Prostate cancer is one of the most common type of cancer in men. But the good news is, that it can be cured if detected early. More than one million men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year and the number of people developing prostate cancer in our country is also increasing. So, it’s important to learn about the symptoms and risk factors of prostate cancer to better understand and deal with the disease. However, before that let’s understand what prostate cancer is.

One develops cancer when the cells in the body start to grow beyond limits. And prostate cancer begins when the cells in the prostate gland, which is a small walnut-shaped gland, start to grow out of control. Some cells in the gland start mutating abnormally. A lot of times, the mutated cells are attacked by the immune system, but in some cases, the cells escape the immune system and grow beyond control. The prostate gland plays a major role in urine control and also produces some of the fluid which is a part of the semen. Usually, the size of the prostate changes as the man grows older, i.e. the size of an older man’s prostate can be larger than a younger man’s prostate gland.

Types of prostate cancer

The most common type of prostate cancer is adenocarcinoma, which develops in the gland cells. In some cases, prostate cancer develops in other tissues and this condition is called sarcoma. Other types of prostate cancer include; small cell carcinomas, transitional cell carcinomas, and neuroendocrine tumors.

Risk factors of prostate cancer

Being aware of the risk factors can help you take some preventive measures to avoid the likelihood of developing prostate cancer.

Age is the most prevalent factor when it comes to prostate cancer. People under the age of 40, rarely develop prostate cancer, as the chances of developing the condition increase with age. Also, your chances of developing the disease increase if the men in your family have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Consumption of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can also increase the risk of developing the condition.

Symptoms of prostate cancer

Prostate cancer in its early stages is usually asymptomatic. However, there could be symptoms like blood in the urine, painful urination, frequent urge to urinate, painful ejaculation, and more. The symptoms in the advanced stages include; pain in the bones and bone fracture. When prostate cancer begins to spread in the spine, you may observe symptoms like urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and weakness in the legs.

At Apollo Spectra, we undertake the treatment for prostate cancer based on its type and the stage of the disease. From conducting the prostate cancer screening test to performing therapies and surgeries, our experts assure to provide quality treatment to help you recover from prostate cancer.

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