What is the prostate?
The prostate is one kind of small exocrine gland in the pelvis found in men which relocated between the penis and the bladder and surrounds the urethra.It is very small in size, for example, the size of a walnut.There are thousands of tiny glands in the prostate the prostate helps in the production of semen and it produces a thick white fluid that is mixed with the sperm produced by the testicles, to create semen.
Moreover, the prostate gland is also involved in urine control with the use of prostate muscle fibers. The muscle fibers in the prostate help to control the flow of urine which is flowing through the urethra.
Prostate cancer is usually a very slowly progressing disease and many times you can’t recognize it easily.The chances of developing prostate cancer increase as you get older and where several studies have shown that perhaps 70%-80% of all men in their eighties had prostate cancer. In fact, many men die at the old age, without ever knowing they had prostate cancer.
At the older age, the prostate may continue to grow, especially the part that is around the urethra and that’s why this can make it difficult to pass urine as the growing prostate gland may be causing the urethra to collapse.
According to the medical science, prostate gland becomes too big and the condition is called Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). BPH is not cancer but must be treated.
There has no exact cause of prostate cancer. But The researcher has found some key risk factors and are trying to find out how these factors cause prostate cells to become cancer.Basically, prostate cancer is caused by changes in the DNA in the prostate cell.
- DNA is the substance that makes up our genes. For that reason, we look like our parents because they are the source of our DNA but DNA affects more than just how we look and Cancer can be caused in part by DNA changes (mutations).There are so many possible causes of it like:
- Sexually transmitted disease
Tests for prostate cancer:
There is no single test for detecting prostate cancer but there are some tests used to help diagnose the condition which your doctor should discuss with you.The most prominently used tests for prostate cancer are blood tests, a physical examination of your prostate and a biopsy.
Signs and symptoms
There has no usual symptom of theProstate cancer that’s contained inside the prostate but some men might have some urinary problems. The urine problem over many years may be a sign of a benign prostate problem, rather than prostate cancer.
Changes to look out for include
- needing to urinate so frequently
- straining or taking a long time to finish urinating
- a weak flow of urinate
- pain when ejaculating
- difficulty in urinating
- pain in the back, hips or pelvis
- feeling that you’re not empty your bladder fully
- needing to rush to the toilet and leaking before you get there
- Dribbling urine after you finish.
- pain when urinating
So take the expert advice if you feel something like this.
All prostate problems don’t turn into cancer. There are many people in the world that have a living normal life after the prostate operation and they don’t feel any problem in future. Prostate cancer that is detected in the early stage and it still confined to the prostate gland has a better chance of successful treatment. Some people, who undergo the treatment in the early stage of prostate cancer, are considered “cured” of the health condition that means the cancer cell are not active yet. So don’t worry whenever you feel something problems in your prostate just go to your doctor and test it for sure.