Prostate cancer

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Prostate cancer



Prostate cancer is a common form of cancer that has
affected most every man whether he knows it or not. There are
many factors and risks that can lead to this deadly cancer. With
the help of highly trained docters,fatalities can be can be
lowered,yet sometimes things still happen.
Prostate cancer is the cancer of the male reproductive
organ.The prostate make prosthetic fluid.The prostate also forms
semen,but the most important function of the prostate is to
regulate the acidity of the semen. Cancer is the collection of
abnormal cells that have forgotten how to die. Cancer cells
unlike normal cells can not die.
One way to find out if you have the cancer or if you do
not have the cancer is called a prostate exam. The exam is
basically a feel of the back wall of the prostate gland. What the
doctor is trying to feel for is any hard nodules, lumps or
irregularities. You shouldn’t have to have a annual exam, but it
just depends how experienced your doctor is. If the doctor finds
an irregularity, u shouldn’t wait for it to change.
When you are a child your prostate is about the size of a
pea.The body begins to make large amounts of male hormones
during puberty causing the prostate to grow rapidly.About
ninety five percent of the hormone is produced by the
testicles.Once your prostate has reached normal size it stops
growing until u have reached your sixties or seventys.This slow
increase leads to the condition called bengign prosthetic
hyperplasia.This is rarely a threat to your health ,but it can me
extremely uncomfortable.
There are many stages of prostate cancer,early stages and
late stages.The classic stages are A,B,C and D. The a stage
consist of cancer found incidentally or because of elevated PSA.
The b stage of cancer is made up of cancer found because of
abnormal digital rectal exam; cancer confined to prostate. The C
cancer is cancer spread to tissues outside of the prostate. Finally
the D cancer is cancer that has spread to lymph nodes or the
bone.
It is better to have one degree than the other.”It is always better
to have a smallvolume,low grade tumor than a lager,high-grade
cancer”says Dr. Sheldon Marks book Prostate and Cancer.
There is a unique feature of cancer cells. Cancer cells
have the ability to detach theirselves from their original site and
move to other parts of the body.This is a process that is just
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