Prostate Cancer Information – What You May Not Have Known

October 8, 2010 by  
Filed under Prostate Cancer

You must know that in men that there is a gland that produces seminal fluids. This fluid helps the male body to transport sperm cells during ejaculation. This gland is referred as the “prostate gland”. It forms part of the productive system in men. However, this gland could be affected with conditions that make it to function abnormally. The common conditions that affect the prostate gland include – prostatisis, prostate cancer, and enlarged prostate.  If your prostate is affected by any of the above (or other conditions) you certainly will not be living a comfortable life right now. This article is going to dwell on one of the conditions that affect prostate glands in men and it is called “prostate cancer”.

In the United States of America, researches from the American Cancer Institute and other health authorities have shown that 1 out 10 males are diagnosed with prostate type of cancer. The annual statistics of men who are will be diagnosed is put to around 240,000. More so, the condition is the second of all killer cancer diseases after lung cancer in men, just as it is second to only skin cancer in statistics.

When the cells of your prostate gland – which is located just below your bladder and in front of your rectum – grows abnormal and uncontrollable then you may be having prostate cancer. Just like all other forms of cancer, the uncontrollable and abnormal tumors can spread and metastasize to other parts of your body and may eventually lead to death. The true cause of this condition has not yet being discovered but certain risk factors have been identified to promote the spread of the disease in the body.

In most cases, if you are elderly (above 50 years), you are likely to be diagnosed of cancer of the prostate. If you have a family history of prostate cancer then your chances of having it is also high. In addition, other risk factors that can lead to this disease include being an African American man, having an infection in your prostate, living a certain “risky” lifestyle, and having excess secretion of the male sex hormone testosterone.

To help you survive this condition it’s a good idea to constantly go for the tests to know whether you have developed the cancer or not, especially if you are an African American male and you are above 40 to 45 years old. As you might already know about this illness, the sooner it is diagnosed and treated, the more likely that you can survive it.

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One Response to “Prostate Cancer Information – What You May Not Have Known”
  1. roy hanson says:

    I have read a LOT of prostate cancer, I have been diagnosed with it! Surgery is the direction. BUT nothing has been written about what cause it. Many other diseases of senior, all focus on the YOU GOT IT, but nothing on WHAT caused it!
    is it a time effect we all have. Is it our diet, genetics (heredity).
    Its a bad protein similar to the Alzheimers disease (the worlds longest funeral).
    None of the marketing hype on these 2 conditions never give a person an idea as to WHY!

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