Quality Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Development of cancer in the prostate gland of the male reproductive system can be life threatening if it is not diagnosed and treated in the early stages. Patients of prostate cancer generally include senior age groups who need the best treatment for cure. Different types of treatments are available for prostate cancer, and the particular mode of treatment usually depends on the stage of the cancer. Continue reading “Quality Treatment for Prostate Cancer”

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Prostate Cancer Detection: What You Should Know

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a substance made by cells in the prostate gland (both normal cells and cancer cells). PSA is mainly found in semen, however a percentage is also discovered in the blood.

Two tests are frequently used to screen for prostate cancer

Digital rectal exam (DRE): A doctor or nurse inserts a gloved, lubricated finger into the rectum to estimate the size of the prostate and feel for lumps or other abnormalities. Continue reading “Prostate Cancer Detection: What You Should Know”

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How Common Is Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer is currently the second leading cause of cancer deaths, in men, in most of the Western World. Men have a one in five chance of being diagnosed with prostate cancer whilst women have a one in eight chance of breast cancer. Yet people are much more aware of breast cancer symptoms, signs and treatment. Perhaps because government funding for breast cancer research tends to outweigh the amount spent on prostate cancer! Continue reading “How Common Is Prostate Cancer?”

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