The Danger of Prostate Cancer Can Be Eliminated By Radiation Therapy

Prostate cancer is a form of cancer that develops in the gland cells in the male reproductive system. It is also known as adenocarcinoma in which cancer cells may spread from the prostate to other parts of the body; effectively it can advance to the bones and lymph nodes. Prostate cancer usually occurs in older men, but it can occur in the men younger than 50. It may cause pain, difficulty in urinating, problems during sexual intercourse, or erectile dysfunction, blood in semen, pain in thighs, lower back, pelvic areas, pain upon ejaculation, etc. Its early detection is important for successful treatment.

The prostate cancer begins to develop before birth and continues to growing until a man reaches adulthood. Its growth largely depends on male hormones; if male hormone levels are low then prostate gland will not increase to full size. It tends to develop in men over the age of fifty and although it is one of the common types of cancer found in men. In older men, though, the part of the prostate around the urethra may keep on growing. This causes BPH (begin prostatic hyperplasia) which can originate problems in passing urine.   

The suspected prostate cancer can be confirmed by taking a biopsy of the prostate and examining it under a microscope. For some more clarification, there are some tests like CT scan and bone scan. Physicians have very limited options for its treatment. Its elimination in the early stage is the best way to diagnose. There are mainly three treatment methods that can be considered most effective such as surgery, radiation and observation. Under the radical prostatectomy the infected tissues can be removed. In the radiation, an external beam of radiation is used upon the prostate. The radioactive seed is injected in the prostate by way of a needle. The observation approach is often used if the patient with early stage of prostate cancer has medical conditions. Here doctors will perform regular exams and observe unless there are obvious changes.

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