Recurring Prostate Cancer Treatment

July 19, 2009 by  
Filed under Prostate Cancer

One of the first treatments always considered for prostate cancer is hormonal therapy. However this is rarely considered as a curative measure but more with the intention of slowing the growth of the carcinoma such that other procedures like radiation therapy or prostatectomy can be used to complete the treatment. Already on its own, prostate condition is a malignancy that progresses slowly and produces no symptoms at the initial stages, but if it is caught early it can be cured by surgery or radiation therapy. Even prostate disease that has begun to spread from the prostate but not widely may be caught and treated by combining brachytherapy and external beam radiation treatment, not to mention if all the other treatments that are available for managing the disease were included in the intervention.

Be it as it may, cancer type of prostate tends to vary from time to time between patients, and what may appear as a mild case under cursory examination might suddenly turn out to be a very aggressive manifestation of the carcinoma, spreading rapidly in spite of the best treatments, and confounding even the most astute oncologist. Traditional warning signs of painful and frequent urination; blood in the urine or semen; pain in the lower back, pelvis, or upper thighs; may or may not even be there to signal that the cancerous cells have spread to the bones, yet the patient’s suffering may continue.

There are certain manifestations of prostate form cancer in which the disease might be cured in the early stages yet the melanomas would relapse in less than the expected five-year cancer-free time frame; and even after another treatment, the symptoms may again recur.

Well, the thing with cancer is that as long as the patient is willing to continue fighting, the doctor has the obligation to accord him the best treatment available. Since the treatment of this condition generally depends on the stage of the cancer and on the age of the patient, the therapy will have to get more and more aggressive and decisive each time the cancers relapse.

It would have been best perhaps, if the patients were able to get cryosurgery the first time around, because this is the one treatment of late that offers the best ten-year prognosis for early stage treatment of prostate kind of cancer. However, for recurring prostate problem treatment, some other technique may be considered. A recurring condition like that will require first combines therapies, and then severe changes to diet and lifestyle for the patient. Also, the patient will probably be admonished to start up with some pomegranate juice at the very least, as well as some good exercise.

In all sincerity, being as there isn’t any final answer to the malignancy of the prostate gland just yet, the oncologist may never be able to offer any guarantee, but at least they can help to deal with the condition each time it pops up. And for advanced stage prostate cancer, they could focus palliative care on extending the life of the patient and relieving the symptoms of the metastatic disease to aid and ease passing on?

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