Prostate Cancer is a disease in which there is an uncontrolled growth of cells that lines the ducts of the prostate gland. The abnormal cells can spread throughout the prostate and nearby organs, such as the seminal vesicles. If not caught early they can spread (metastasized) to other organs of the body through the lymph or blood stream. (“...Treatment...” 13) Prostate Cancer can be like a silent killer. Some may show signs and symptoms of this disease while others may not. Some symptoms may include frequent urination, blood in the urine or semen, delayed or slowed start of urinary stream and dribbling or leakage of urine. Diagnosis testing for Prostate Cancer are digital rectal examinations, Prostate Specific Antigen (or PSA), and biopsy. Treatments include Radical Prostatectomy, High powered x-ray or Radioactive Seeds and Hormone Therapy. The success rate for curing early stage Prostate Cancer is high, but despite the many excellent and successful curative therapies, the disease does come back in some men. Often nobody knows why. (“…Treatment…” 167)
Prostate Cancer is the third most common cause of death due to cancer in American men of all ages and the most common cause of death for men over the age of 75. Prostate Cancer is rarely found in men younger than age 40. Men developed this disease most often after the age of 50. (“Fact Sheet”) It is estimated that more than 230,000 men will be diagnosed with Prostate Cancer this year. Prostate Cancer is a disease in which cancerous cell develop in the prostate (one of the male sex gland). The cause of Prostate Cancer is unknown, but with early symptoms such as frequent urination are signs of this cancer. The most common diagnoses of Prostate Cancer are digital rectal examinations, Prostate Specific Antigen (or PSA), and biopsy. (“Prostate”) The longer the cancer has been in the prostate...
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