Prostate Cancer is a serious disease that affects men during middle and late age. Prostate is a small gland that is found in a man’s pelvic cavity and it is located under the bladder and surrounds the urethra. When an abnormal growth of cells or tumor forms in the prostate, it is known as Prostate Cancer. The common signs of Prostate Cancer include sexual dysfunction, impotence, and blood in the semen.
HOW IS PROSTATE CANCER DIAGNOSED?
An Oncologist diagnoses Prostate Cancer by conducting a physical examination and digital rectal exam, prostate biopsy and other tests such as MRI, bone scan, and CT scan to determine the cause of Prostate Cancer.
HOW IS PROSTATE CANCER TREATED?
Treatment for Prostate Cancer includes surgical removal of the tumour that is malignant and in some cases removal of the entire gland to. This is followed with chemotherapy and radiation that helps to prevent recurrence of the disease.
DID YOU KNOW?
Prostate Cancer is often seen with age, especially people over the age of 80 have a high risk of cancer.