What is Prostate Cancer?
Prostate cancer is the leading cancer in men worldwide. It is the second most common cancer in men. Many low-grade prostate cancers grow slowly and remain confined to the prostate gland without spreading. Low-grade prostate tumours may not cause serious harm and may need minimal or even no treatment. However, high-grade cancers are aggressive and can spread quickly. The most common spread is to bones and lymph glands. Prostate cancer, when diagnosed early and treated promptly, has the best chance of potential cure.
Risk Factors For Prostate Cancer
Factors that are associated with increased risk of prostate cancer include:
Older age – the risk of prostate cancer increases with age. It’s most common after age 50.
Race – Black Americans have a high incidence of prostate cancer and it is also likely to be more aggressive in this race.
Family history – If a single blood relative, such as a parent, real uncle, sibling or child, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, the risk may be increased twofold. If more than two family members have the disease, the risk is as high as elevenfold.
Obesity – Obese people may have a higher risk of prostate cancer compared with people considered to have a healthy weight. Obesity is also related to more aggressive disease
The Causes Of Prostate Cancer
Common Symptoms Of Prostate Cancer:
Diagnosis Of Prostate Cancer
Treatment Of Prostate Cancer
Other options are:
When to Consult with a doctor?
If urinary symptoms appear particularly in a person beyond 60 years of age he should consult the doctor. It is more important if the symptoms persist for a few weeks.