What is Prostate Cancer? Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Prostate cancer is a type of malignant tumor that affects the prostate, an organ in men’s reproductive system. The Prostate gland sits just below urination and before rectum-hood; it has many duties including production. Although most cases develop slowly over time with little symptoms until they’re quite advanced stages where problems ranging from difficulty peeing or having painful erections.

Prostate cancer is the second most common type of male genital cancers. Prostrate may also develop aggressive or metastic disease, which can be fatal if not treated quickly enough with treatment like surgery to remove part or all contents inside your bladder  For some men though this doesn’t happen until later than they would expect and by then its too late!

Symptoms of prostate cancer may include:

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  1. difficulty urinating; 
  2. decreased force in stream when peeing ; 
  3. blood found within toilet bowl after passing urine or excreting stool.

Causes of Prostate Cancer

Although the exact causes of prostate cancer are not fully understood, some risk factors have been identified. These include: 

  1. Age,
  2. family history, 
  3. Race,
  4. Obesity
  5. Exposure to certain chemicals. 

Treatment for prostate cancer depends on the stage and grade of the disease, as well as the patient’s age and overall health. Treatment options include surgery, radiation therapy, and hormone therapy. In some cases, active surveillance may be recommended. The decision about which treatment to pursue should be made in consultation with a healthcare professional.These include:

Talk to your doctor about the increased risk of prostate cancer.

5-alpha reductase inhibitors and other medications may be used to control prostate cancer risk. These are used in order to keep the prostate gland from enlarging, as well as to prevent hair loss. However, some evidence has surfaced that suggests people taking these medications may have an increased risk of developing a more serious form of prostate cancer. If someone is concerned about their risk of developing prostate cancer, they should speak with their doctor about it. Treatment and conversation around the topic is important in order to maintain health and wellness.

Prostate cancer specialist

ITreatment of prostate cancer usually depends on the stage of the cancer. In the early stages, when the cancer is still confined to the prostate gland, surgery or radiation therapy may be recommended. In more advanced cases, when the cancer has spread to other parts of the body, hormone therapy or chemotherapy may be necessary. Some men may opt for active surveillance, which involves monitoring the cancer closely but not undertaking any active treatment. The decision about which treatment option to choose often depends on a variety of factors, including the stage of the cancer and the age and health of the patient. A prostate cancer specialist can provide guidance and advice on which treatment option is likely to be most effective in each individual case.

You can also ask your doctor for a referral to a prostate cancer specialist. Dr. Shrikanth Atluri, is a consultant Uro-Oncologist and Robotic Surgeon. He is an expert in all types of Urologic cancers with special expertise in Prostate cancer and Robotic Surgery.