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Prostate Cancer Treatment & Diagnostics in C Scheme, Jaipur

Prostate Cancer

Cancer that occurs in the prostate is known as prostate cancer. The prostate is a walnut-shaped gland that’s present in the male gender between the penis and the bladder and is responsible for producing seminal fluid, which is necessary to nourish and transport. Some of the other responsibilities of the prostate include helping with urine control and secrete PSA or prostate-specific antigen that keeps the semen in a liquid state. Prostate cancer is very common in men and treatable if detected in earlier stages. Almost one in every ten men suffers from prostate cancer. Therefore, it becomes necessary to keep an eye out for symptoms for early treatment.

What are the Symptoms of Prostate Cancer?

Generally, prostate cancer doesn’t show any symptoms during its early stages. But early screening can help as it helps identify the PSA levels. If the PSA levels are high, the possibility of cancer goes up. But, some of the symptoms that men with prostate cancer may experience include;

  • Finding it difficult to start or maintain their urine flow
  • They may find an urge to urinate frequently mostly at night
  • They may notice blood in their urine or semen
  • Painful urination
  • Painful ejaculation
  • Unable to get an erection or maintain it
  • In cases where the prostate becomes enlarged, it becomes difficult to sit

Some of the advanced symptoms include;

  • Fracture in the bone mainly in hips, thighs, and shoulders
  • Swelling in the legs
  • Unexpected weight loss
  • Fatigue or tiredness
  • Changes in bowel habits
  • Back pain

When to See a Doctor at Apollo Spectra, Jaipur?

If you notice the symptoms of prostate cancer, it is important that you talk to your doctor immediately because, with early detection, this cancer is curable.

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What Causes Prostate Cancer?

We still don’t know the exact reason why prostate cancer occurs. However, when the prostate begins to change its DNA, it tells the abnormal cells to divide and grow more quickly than the normal cells, where it causes the normal cells to die and the abnormal cells live leading to cancer. Some of the risk factors are age, family history of prostate cancer, and obesity.

How is Prostate Cancer Diagnosed?

You can get the screening done for prostate cancer if you are over the age of 50 or experiencing the symptoms. Some of the commonly used screening tests include;

  • Digital Rectal Exam: During the digital rectal exam, your doctor will insert a gloved finger, which is fully lubricated, inside the rectum. Since the rectum is close to the prostate, your doctor will be able to identify any abnormalities.
  • PSA Test: During this test, a blood sample is drawn from the veins to check for the PSA levels. If high levels of PSA are present, it can be an indication of cancer.

Some other tests that can help detect cancer are ultrasound, MRI scan, and prostate biopsy. During a prostate biopsy, cells are collected from the prostate to check for any abnormal cells.

What is the Treatment for Prostate Cancer?

For some prostate cancers, immediate treatment might not be necessary. Here, the doctors at Apollo Spectra, Jaipur will keep monitoring your condition with regular tests and doctor visits. During the monitoring process, if the doctor notices that your cancer is growing, only then will other treatment methods will be used. Some of the treatments to cure prostate cancer include;

  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Freezing or heating the prostate tissue
  • Hormone therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Targeted drug therapy

If you notice any signs or symptoms of prostate cancer, don’t panic. Instead, talk to your doctor and start your treatment to prevent any danger.

How to prevent prostate cancer?

Some of the things you can try to prevent prostate cancer include; Consume a healthy well-balanced diet, exercise regularly, and maintain an ideal weight.

Does frequent ejaculation prevent prostate cancer?

As of now, there is no conclusive evidence to suggest that.

Can flaxseed prevent prostate cancer?

While some studies show a positive effect, the research available is very limited. But a teaspoon of flaxseeds is good for health.

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