Posted in: Prostate Cancer by Dr. Tarang Krishna
We all are aware that cancer is a type of disease characterized by the uncontrollable growth of abnormal cells that may infect healthy cells in the body and spread to other parts of the body as well.
Immunotherapy for Cancer is known to be one of the most promising new cancer treatment approaches that enhance the integral powers of the immune system to fight against cancer cells. It is completely risk-free treatment, which is used to recover the patients from all types of cancer.
Prostate cancer may develop from the cells found in the prostate, but most of the time it develops from the gland cells, which is known as adenocarcinoma.
General information about the prostate gland:
• The prostate is a gland, which is found in the male reproductive system lies below the bladder and in front of the rectum.
• It is about the size of the walnut and surrounds the first part of the urethra
• It makes fluid that is a part of the semen.
• It produces a protein, called as prostate specific antigen (PSA).
After skin cancer, prostate cancer is known to be the second most common form of cancer among men, affecting about 14% men according to the American Cancer Society. It is a sort of cancer in which malignant (cancer) cells develops in the tissues of the prostate.
Symptoms of the Prostate Cancer
The prostate cancer symptoms are not noticeable in the early stages of the disease in most cases.
Symptoms can include:
• Painful ejaculation
• Increased urination frequency especially at night
• Decrease in fluid ejaculated
• Blood in the urine or semen
• Pain or toughness in the lower back, thighs or hips
• Difficulty in having an erection
But, urinary symptoms don’t mean that you have cancer because the enlargement of the prostate gland can also cause these similar symptoms.
Diagnosing prostate cancer
If you have symptoms that may be caused due to prostate cancer, then visit your doctor because he will check whether the prostate has got enlarged or not. Your doctor can feel the prostate gland by inserting a gloved finger into your rectum. If cancer is present, then prostate is likely to be hard & lumpy.
Your doctor is likely to:
• Ask for the urine sample to check for the infection
• Take a blood sample to test the level of your prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in the blood
• Examine your prostate
Treatment for prostate cancer
Just like other types of cancer, prostate cancer cure treatments would include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy. These treatments are done to cure & prevent cancer, which is spread to other organs of the body.
Cancers, which is isolated to the prostate is often treated with a type of surgery known as radical prostatectomy, in which a prostate gland, some surroundings tissues, and seminal vessels are removed.
2: Radiation Therapy
It is used to destroyed cancer cells by using high-energy x-rays and prevent them from growing.
This treatment uses drugs to kill the rapidly growing cancerous cells that are present in the body.
As mentioned in above paragraph, this therapy is used to increase the intensity of immune cells to kill the cancer cells present in the body.
Cancer Healer Center is a well-known cancer hospital, which treats the prostate cancer utilizing the principle of immunotherapy (kill cancer cells by strengthening immunity). That’s why Immunotherapy is considered as the best cancer treatment.
For further queries, consult Cancer Healer Center.