Prostate cancer symptoms usually unconscious because mostly attack men above 60 years old. Family think that they die because of old age without realize that this cancer has affected. The more early it recognized the more chance to recover. However, usually this cancer just gives subtle signal so many patients do not know that they are affected. Prostate is usually bigger after men in 50’s age. Most of elderlies experience difficulty urinating because of prostate dilation but this is not cancer. It can be called prostate cancer if prostate cells experience mutation and growing uncontrolled so that it comes to malignant tumor. In the end of stage, it can be metastatic.
Recognizing Prostate Cancer Symptoms
Prostate cancer symptoms usually very gentle, but beware if you often urinating, especially in night, feel painful while urinating, bleeding when you go pee, lower pressure when urinating and feel that your urinary bladder is always full, besides, erectile dysfunction and urinating when you cough or laugh can be the early sign of this cancer. Those are symptoms that have to be aware, although those are not always sign of prostate cancer. Further symptoms, there are weight loss, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, constipation, pain in bones like in lower back, thigh and hip. Stiff in hips, thigh, lower back or around it, and paralyzed in lower part of body.
After you feel prostate cancer symptoms above and get checked, doctor will do some test to make sure whether this is prostate cancer or not. Prostate Specific Antigen test is one of the ways. Prostate produces substance named prostate specific actigen (PSA). PSA naturally increase in elderly age, and become measurement of prostate cancer as PSA get higher in this case, however, just 45 percent patient experience higher PSA while other patient do not experience higher PSA. Another way is by biopsy. Taking sample tissue to check whether contain cancer or not, and then Digital Rectal Examination by inserting finger to rectum, by this way, doctor will find whether there is a bump which indicates tumor or not.
Early prostate cancer symptoms still have high possibility to cure. If the disease has not heavy enough, patient is suggested to decrease high fat food like red meat or any food contains high cholesterol. Increase consumption of vegetable protein and fish will increase possibility to cure. Additionally, doing exercise is also helpful. Avoid alcohol and can food because it contains substance that ease cancer cell to grow. Besides, increase consumption of tomatoes and other antioxidant food. As men with obesity have high risk of being affected prostate cancer, please keep your body weight ideal.
Those are treatment to early prostate cancer. In some cases, early stage of this cancer does not need surgery to cure. Patient is asked to wait the developing grow of cancer, regarding that surgery and chemotherapy have its side effects. For further stage of this disease, surgery or chemotherapy are given depend on the condition and stage. The most important is, go to the doctor soon if you feel prostate cancer symptoms.