Prostate Cancer Specialist in Chandler, Gilbert & Phoenix, AZ
One of the most common cancer among men is prostate cancer. About 12 to 13% of 8 men is diagnosed with prostate cancer. It is more likely to develop in older men and is the leading cause of cancer death in American men.
What is prostate cancer?
The prostate is part of the male reproductive system, which is located between the penis and the bladder. It is a size of a walnut and produces fluid that makes up a part of semen.
Prostate cancer begins in the prostate. It is one of the most common cancers among American men.
Over time, if prostate cancer is not treated, cancer may spread to other parts of the body.
What are the causes of prostate cancer?
The causes of prostate cancer are not fully clear. There are several risk factors that contribute to developing prostate cancer. But all men are at risk of prostate cancer. Men who are 50 years of age and older have a higher risk of prostate cancer. If your diet is high in red meat and full of dairy products, you have a higher risk of getting prostate cancer. If you have a family history of prostate or maternal breast cancer and if you have less physical activity, the risk is high of having prostate cancer.
What are the symptoms if you have prostate cancer?
More often, prostate cancer has no symptoms in the early stage. Prostate cancer symptoms may include:
- Difficulty of urinating
- Painful burning feeling when urinating
- painful ejaculation
- pain in the lower back
- pain in the upper thighs
- weak flow of urine
What can be done?
Seeking medical advice is important at the first sign of symptoms for early detection, better treatment outcome, and care.
The treatment options will be based on the diagnosis. These options may include:
- Removal of the prostate
- Radiation Therapy
- Radioactive Seeds
- Radioactive seeds are implanted into the prostate to kill the cancer cell
- Hormone Therapy
- Injections to prevent
Desert Sky Urology offers exceptional urologic care to both men and women in Chandler, Gilbert, and Phoenix Arizona. For prostate cancer specialist call us today.
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