Prostate Cancer Explained
Every man has a prostate gland. It is a part of his reproductive system. Your prostate gland secretes prostatic fluid, which is a vital
ingredient in seminal fluid.
Prostate cancer develops from cells within the prostate gland. Prostate cancer is often relatively slow developing.
This means that cancer symptoms may not show until the disease is in an advanced state. Watch My Prostate Video
- You may have a frequent need to urinate
- You may experience difficulty starting urination
- You may notice breaks in urination/Non-continuous flow
- You may experience pain during urination
- You may see blood in your urine or semen
- You may feel pain in your groin,lower back or pelvis
The Good News Is:
That Most of these physical symptoms are also associated with less harmful conditions such as:
1. Prostatitis (inflamed prostate)
2. BHP or Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (a small increase in the size of the prostate gland that is not cancerous).
Screening for prostate cancer is available and is generally done by two simple tests.
1. The PSA Test a simple blood test.
2. The DRE or digital rectum exam (Takes about two minutes in your doctors office).
Let's Consider 5 Causes/Risk Factors of Prostate Cancer
1) The First is Your Diet. (Likely to be the biggest factor) Particularly western diets, which tend to be high in saturated fat. Not to
mention preservatives, soda pop and a whole range of other 'goodies' that we in the west eat by the bucket load. Do you eat a healthy diet? Lots
of fresh fruit and vegetables? It can have a HUGE impact on your health.
2) High testosterone levels. An imbalance in levels of oestrogen and testosterone Ask your doctor about hormonal treatments, usually
administration of oestrogen, can be used to help in this situation.
3) Your Current Age. The risk of you having prostate cancer is lower for younger men. Prostate cancer cases in those under 50 are
significantly lower. In fact, 85% of deaths caused by prostate cancer are in men over 70 years of age.
4) Your Family History. If a member of your family has prostate cancer, i.e.- your father or brother, the risk of you contracting the
disease is higher.
5) Your Race. African American men have a much hirer chance of developing prostate cancer than Caucasians and Asians.
Are there things you can do to get a healthy prostate?
Dozens! and many of them don't involve drugs or surgery.
I remember how devastated I felt when my doctor said to me "Chris, there is a 1 in 4 chance that you have prostate cancer."
I walked out of his office feeling as though a giant 'malignant' hand had reached down into my life and ripped it apart. I threw myself
into finding out everything I could about how to have a healthy prostate. These days I have no symptoms whatsoever.
I encourage you not to quit but to learn what you can and start today to do the things that make for a healthy prostate!
Chris Bloor share his own shocking prostate story and DOZENS of other vital prostate health secrets at his http://www.ProstateSecretsReport.com website for men concerned about prostate cancer and prostate health issues