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All you need to know about prostate cancer

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Cancer in the prostates is known as prostate cancer. The prostate is a small gland in men which produces seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperms.
In their lifetime, 1 out of 9 men have prostate cancer. [1]
-Tests are performed for diagnosis
-Treatment is available


Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. It does not do any serious harm in the initial stages when it is confined to the prostate gland. However, it grows slowly and sometimes it may need no or minimal treatment, but sometimes it can be aggressive and spread quickly.


Symptoms


Symptoms of prostate cancer may include blood in semen, bone pain, trouble urinating, discomfort in the pelvic area, erectile dysfunction, and decreased force in the stream of urine.


In the early stages of prostate cancer, there would not be any symptoms.


Treatment


Self-care: The following can help provide distress in the time of prostate cancer - Art therapy, exercise, music therapy, spirituality, dance or movement therapy, meditation, and relaxation techniques.


Medications:
- Radiation Therapy: High-powered energy is used to kill cancer cells.
- Hormone Therapy: Stops the body from producing male hormone testosterone.
- Freezing Prostate Tissue: Freezing tissues to kill cancer cells.
- Chemotherapy: Drugs kill rapidly growing cells, which also include cancer cells.


Specialists: Consult a specialist as soon as any symptoms of the prostate cancer are noticed. At mfine, you will find the necessary help and treatment, and also a specialist to guide you.

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