prostate cancer basics

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By Punarjan Ayurveda Hospitals

Understanding prostate cancer is essential for early detection and effective treatment.  

What Is Prostate Cancer

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Prostate cancer occurs when cells in the prostate gland grow uncontrollably. Unlike most other cancers, it often grows slowly and may stay confined to the prostate for many years. 

Symptoms Of Prostate Cancer

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– Trouble urinating – Decreased force in the stream of urine – Blood in the urine – Blood in the semen – Bone pain – Weight loss without trying – Erectile dysfunction

Diagnosis And Screening

Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test: Measures the level of PSA in the blood, with higher levels suggesting a higher risk of prostate cancer. Digital Rectal Exam (DRE): The doctor physically examines the prostate gland through the rectal wall to check for abnormalities.

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Causes And Risk Factors

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Age: The risk increases with age, particularly after 50. Family history: Having a father or brother with prostate cancer more than doubles your risk. Race: Prostate cancer is more common in Black men than men of other races. It is also known to be more aggressive or advanced in Black men. Obesity: Obese men diagnosed with prostate cancer might be more likely to have advanced disease that’s more difficult to treat.

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Treatment Options

Surgery:

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The treatment for prostate cancer depends on various factors, including the cancer’s stage, your overall health, and your preferences

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Rasayana Ayurveda utilizes rejuvenative therapies and herbal formulations to support immune function and promote overall well-being in cancer patients, aiming to enhance vitality and quality of life while complementing conventional treatment.