Understand the Warning Signs of Prostate Cancer

Prostate gland is a small organ present in the urinary passage in males. It stands as one of the most common cancer in men. The secretions from prostate gland are present in semen. The normal size of the prostate gland is 20 cc. As the man grows older, the prostate gland increases in size. In some men, cancer may also develop in the prostate gland. The good news is, prostate cancer, if detected early is curable!

The prostate cancer starts with a tiny variation in the shape and size of a prostate gland cell which is known as Prostatic Intraepithelial Neoplasia (PIN). Nearly 50% of all the 50-year-old men have PIN and are at a greater risk of having prostate cancer. It is crucial to differentiate between cancers that are restricted to the prostate and to those that spread elsewhere.

If you are a man above 55years of age, it is recommended to consult your urologist and get yourself checked for a prostate cancer, so that cancer is detected early and the opportunity of cure is not missed. If you have the following complaints, get in touch with your urologist now:

  • Difficulty and burning sensation in passing urine
  • Straining to pass urine
  • Fleeting of blood in urine
  • Recurrently passing of urine; especially in the night
  • Sense of incomplete evacuation of urine

In many cases, multiple factors can be involved including age, genetics, obesity, sexually transmitted diseases (STD), inflammation and exposure to pesticides. Reliant on each case, treatment options for men with prostate cancer includes watchful waiting, Radical prostatectomy, brachytherapy, conformal radiotherapy.

The prostate cancer is utterly preventable and curable by following a vegan diet, which means cutting out meat, dairy and eggs and chowing down on a wide variety of wholegrains, pulses, fruits and vegetables can reduce your likelihood of developing prostate cancer by a whopping 35%. It is essential to consult a doctor if the symptoms persist even after the remedies.

What to expect from a Urologist?

The Urologist will ask you questions regarding any urinary problems and if any medical or surgical problems you have had in the past, as well as your current medications should be documented. A physical examination is done by the doctor and a blood test called “serum PSA” will also be ordered. Based on the examination and the results of the blood test, the urologist will suggest a “Biopsy” if required.

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