Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Prostate Cancer Treatment

Prostate Cancer Treatment
by Thomas Johnson

Cells of the prostate gland grow abnormally and invade the nearby tissues and other parts of the body. This uncontrollable growth of cells of prostate gland is called prostate cancer. The Prostate gland is located in middle of the bladder and rectum and its main function is to produce and store fluid which comes out from a man’s penis during ejaculation. The prostrate gland encircles the urethra tube that carries urine from the bladder to penis. Due to growth of cancer cells in the prostate, it enlarges and causing early symptoms of Prostate Cancer such as urination problem as well various other complications.

The abnormal growth of tissues is called tumor and they are classified as benign and malignant tumors. The benign tumors are not life threatening as they cannot attack the nearby tissues and spread to other parts of the body. In case of elderly men, the prostate gland often enlarges. This is usually not due to cancer, and it is called 'benign prostatic hyperplasia'.

Only malignant tumors are dangerous as it can spread to other parts of the body. Usually prostrate cancer develops slowly and there is also possibility of quick growth of cancer cells. As men have only prostate gland, it is the most common cancer of men. The early prostate cancer is identified in a routine test such as Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) and Digital Rectal exam (DRC).

Symptoms of Prostate Cancer:

In the initial stage of prostate cancer, symptoms may not occur. In the severe stage, the following symptoms of prostate cancer occur

§ Trouble starting urination

§ Urinating much more frequently than usual

§ The feeling that you can't release all of your urine

§ Pain on urination or ejaculation

§ Blood in your urine or semen

§ Impotency

§ Bone pain

§ Frequent pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips, or upper thighs
If prostate cancer spreads to the lymph nodes in the pelvis, the following symptoms occur.

§ Swelling in legs

§ Discomfort in the pelvic area
Advanced prostrate cancer which spread to bones may show the symptoms like

§ Bone pain that doesn’t go away

§ Bone fractures

§ Compression of the spine

Treatment of prostrate cancer in India is not a great hurdle to a foreign patient. Our medical team will guide you to receive efficient treatment of prostate cancer at Apollo Hospitals. One will avail the treatment at an affordable price with free consultation with cancer specialists and no waiting periods. Medical treatments in India is now updated with modern infrastructure of treatments and medical resources.

By: Thomas Johnson

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