Prostate cancer is very common among the black ethnic community and men of the age of 50 years and above. Having adequate knowledge about the disease will give you tips on how to handle it in case you are diagnosed with it. Health organizations have increased their awareness campaigns because they want many men to go out and be tested early to prevent the complications that come in the advance stages of prostate cancer. Health experts suggest that men should go for routine tests which will be able to detect early the cancerous cells and once treatment is done, the survival rate is almost 100 percent and you are able to continue living a health life.
Advance Stage Symptoms: Prostate cancer is grouped according to stages and this is determined by the level of cancerous cells in the prostate glands and the surrounding organs. Men do not experience symptoms in the early stages. The symptoms during the advance stages include blood in the urine or semen, painfully ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, when the cancerous cells have spread to the lymph nodes then you have constant pains on the pelvic area and pains on the thighs.
Metastatic Cancer: When the prostate glands begin to swell due to growth of cancerous cells, it gradually spreads to the organs surrounding the glands. They include the lymph nodes, liver, pancreas and kidneys. This process is what is called metastatic as the cancerous cells breaks off and affects other areas of the body. If treatment is not done, they will continue to grow and affects the body hence incapacitating the patient and drastically reducing their survival rates. Every patient is different in how the cancer affects them and when it comes to survival rates, it is important to note that the more the cancer cells grow in your body, the lower your survival rates. Proper treatments are given and it will depend on the progression of the cancer.
Treatment Options: The significance of early detection of prostate cancer is that it can be treated and you can survive. In the advanced stages, there are treatments available even though the cancer would have spread to other vital organs of the body. Your general health condition would have been weakened and you need proper medical care from professional health experts because at this stage the cancer has metastasized. At this stage, the propose chemotherapy and radiation treatment procedures
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