Prostate Cancer Treatment

The prostate is so called because of its position (as it is below the bladder and in front of the rectum). The word Prostate comes from the ancient Greek word Prostates means "one standing in front".

What is Prostate Cancer?

The prostate is a gland found only in males which makes most of the fluid for semen. Prostate cancer begins when cells in the prostate gland start to grow uncontrollably. Almost all prostate cancers are adenocarcinomas. These cancers will develop in the gland cells which makes the prostate fluid that is added to the semen. The following are other types of prostate cancer:

  • Sarcomas
  • Neuroendocrine tumors (other than small cell carcinomas)
  • Transitional cell carcinomas
  • Small cell carcinomas

Prostate Cancer Risk Factors.

Researchers have found that the following are some of the risk factors that might affect a man’s risk of getting prostate cancer:

  • Age
  • Race/ethnicity
  • Georgraphy
  • Family History
  • Gene Changes

Factors with less clear affect on Prostate cancer are the following

  • Diet
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Chemical Exposures
  • Inflammation of the Prostate
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Vasectomy

What are the symptoms of Prostate Cancer?

The symptoms of prostate cancer are mostly related to the enlargement of the gland, so they are not specific to prostate cancer. The symptoms of prostate cancer localized to the prostate can includes:

  • a weak or interrupted urine stream
  • Difficulty starting or stopping urination
  • Pain or burning sensation with urination or ejaculation
  • blood in the urine or semen.
  • a frequent need to urinate (urinary frequency).

Other Symptoms of prostate cancer which result from its spread to the bones or other organs and can include:

  • bone pain
  • weight loss
  • shortness of breath

DR. Pradeep P. Rao, one of the best consultant urologist based in Mumbai who is specialized in managing and treating various conditions of urological disorders with latest techniques available in the field, offers the best Prostate Cancer Treatment in Mumbai.

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