Men of 50 and Prostate Cancer
Men can have cancer. It is true. And the most common type of cancer that affects men is prostate cancer. In the United States alone every one male in six can be affected. This type of cancer in men usually crops up in men 55 years and older. And cancer increases with age. This cancer occurs when there is an overgrowth of cells in the prostate. These cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body specifically the bones.
Firstly, the prostate is a gland below the bladder and in front of the rectum. This gland makes and stores seminal milky fluids that nurture the sperm. The prostate encloses the upper part of the urethra (tube). Here the urine is being emptied from the bladder.
The prostate gland is part of the reproductive system of the male. For it to do its purpose it needs male hormones like testosterone assisting to regulate bladder control and normal sexual performance.
There are no known causes why some men get this type of cancer and why some don’t. There are no authoritative causes and answers to questions. But legend has it that not enough sex or over sex, whatever that means, can bring about prostate cancer. But when wedged but pulled out early, there is a possibility of about 90% cure.
There are possible indicators or symptoms of prostate cancer identified by the National Cancer Institute. Uncontrolled urination at night coupled with pain, blood in the semen or in the urine and painful ejaculation. Other indicators are when you are having stiffness or pain the lower back, hips, or upper thighs more often than usual. Anything connected to aberrations in urination and sometimes sexual activity. However these symptoms can or may also be symptoms of other physical disorders.
Being diagnosed with this type of cancer can result in some changes in a man’s daily life experience. Treatments and medications can put a toll in the man’s financial, emotional, and other situations. The decisions that will be made can also affect the lives of his family members in important ways in many years to come.
Can prostate cancer can be treated. There are options. Only what is suitable to you can be administered by your doctor. Be wary though that side effects or complications are possible. Your doctor will of course discuss and explain all possibilities. However this type of cancer cannot be prevented. This is yet open for debate.
Treatment options and diet and lifestyle changes are some of the decisions men with this type of cancer shall make. It is then imperative that affected men should look for knowledgeable team of physicians, nurses and other health care providers to guide them every step of the way. As you make these very personal and individualized decisions build up strength and there will be less complications along the way.
But there is hope at least in decreasing the dangers in developing prostate cancer to occur in men who are over the age of 50 by avoiding a diet high in saturated fats.