Prostate Cancer – prostatic carcinoma
Occurring in men above the age of
45, rarely will show up at younger age; prostate cancer can be asymptomatic of
which only discovered when a doctor asks for a prostate exam on a routine
checkup. But some symptoms include difficulty in urination, pain while
urinating, frequent urination. In some
advanced cases bone pain, often in the spine, femur, pelvis, or ribs. It starts
in the glandular cells known as adenocarcinoma, tends to happen slowly showing
no symptoms until later in stage.
if in a routine blood test shows high
PSA levels, further examinations may be requested by Physician such
as digital rectal examination (DRE), in which a doctor will manually check for
any abnormalities of the prostate with their finger. Ultrasound scan provides images of the
affected region. And to track any
spread, or metastasis, doctors may use a bone, CT scan, or MRI scan.
Treatments can vary depending on stage,
ranging from monitoring to chemotherapy all the way up to radical prostatectomy.
It is important for us men, to keep
our health in check, eat healthy and exercise