Posted in: Prostate Cancer by Dr. Tarang Krishna
Prostate cancer, also called prostatic carcinoma, is one of most common type of non-skin cancer that occurs in men. Thankfully, it has been found to be 100% curable, if detected and treated in early stages. Medical sciences have evolved and have developed a variety of options for a prostate cancer cure for men.
The prostate is a gland in the reproductive system of the human male body that tends to dysfunction when affected by the disease. While there are end number of advanced treatments for prostate cancer, it's better to be prepared and safe by knowing the symptoms and risks of the disease in advance.
Prostate Cancer Symptoms:
1) Troublesome Urination – Extreme pain, difficulty, increased frequency, trouble in starting and stopping, and a variety of other urination problem.
2) A sense of bladder not completely empty.
3) Blood in the urine and semen.
4) Bone pain.
5) Pain in hips, pelvis, spine or upper legs.
These symptoms help a doctor to diagnose the disease and early discovery always results in a win-win situation for the patient in obtaining successful treatment. Anyone who observes these symptoms frequently should consult a doctor.
Prostate Cancer Diagnosis:
The doctor first interacts with the patient to know whether one has observed any signs & symptoms of prostate cancer. There are a variety of tests to diagnose a person with this disease but screening, prostate specific antigen(PSA), and digital rectum exam are more preferred. If these results suggest that a person is affected, one has to go through a prostate biopsy for confirmation.
Prostate Cancer Treatment Options:
Surgery – The most common being radical prostatectomy, where a surgeon removes the prostate gland and some tissues around it.
Radiation therapy – Treatments like external beam radiation and brachytherapy (internal radiation) use high rays to kill cancer cells.
Hormone therapy – Androgen deprivation therapy, to cut the male hormones from assisting cancer to spread in other parts of the body.
Immunotherapy – Engineering the immunity T cells to produce a response that helps to cure cancer.
Chemotherapy – Use of anti-cancer drugs like docetaxel (Taxotere) cabazitaxel (Jevtana), mitoxantrone (Novantrone), estramustine (Emcyt) to kill the cancer cells. These are injected into the bloodstream by veins or mouth.
Vaccine treatment – Sipuleucel-T(Provenge) vaccine to attack cancer cells.
Immunotherapy – the leading treatment for Prostate Cancer.
Immunotherapy was no less than a breakthrough for Prostate cancer as the first indication approved by FDIA for an active immunotherapy as a cancer treatment was given for this particular type of cancer. T-cell modulation is one potential type of immunotherapy that has resulted in an effective response against cancer cells. The list of successful recoveries of prostate cancer patients through immunotherapy is very large and today it has become the most preferred treatment for this cancer type.
In India, Cancer Healer Center is a leading center for Immunotherapy where they have brought hopes for innumerable patients by successfully treating Prostate Cancer through immunotherapy.
There’s no particular reason for why a person gets affected by prostate cancer, apart from the genetics issue (person with the same disease in the family), bad habits, and smoking. Still one could minimize the risks by following these points:
1) Maintain A Low-Fat Diet.
2) Prefer Vegetable Diet instead of Animals.
3) Eat Fish.
4) Consumption of Dairy products daily.
5) Tomatoes and Soybeans have found to minimize the risk of getting Prostate Cancer.
6) Refrain From Smoking.
For further information about prevention tips read Cancer Healer Center blog- These tips will Keep Prostate Cancer Away.