January 22, 2019
By: Medical Team PathSOS

Prostate Cancer Symptoms & Causes - PathSOS

Prostate Cancer is the most frequently diagnosed visceral cancer of men that affects thousands of men each year who are middle-aged or older. It occurs when the cells in the prostate gland grow in an abnormal way, creating a lump of tissue, known as a 'tumour'. Prostate cancer affects the prostate gland, a small, squishy gland that produces some of the fluid in semen and plays a role in urine control in men.

If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer, your mind might be trying to figure out how it happened. You may be asking yourself if there were warning signs or symptoms you should have noticed earlier. Some populations should take potential prostate cancer sysptoms more seriously, because they’re at higher risk for the disease.

Some Prominent Risk Factors Include

  • Advanced Age 

    The chances of developing prostate cancer increases with age. In fact, as men grow older, mutated cells in the prostate gland can begin to form more rapidly than regular cells and can accumulate to form a tumour.
  • African-American Descent

    Medical experts aren’t sure why, but African-American men are more susceptible to develop prostate cancer in their early 50s. Researchers found that dietary habits, chemicals, or other factors, when combined with genetic changes, increase the risk for prostate cancer among African-Americans compared to white men.
  • Family History

    Recent genetic studies suggest that hereditary factors accounts for 5%–10% of prostate cancers.  A man who has immediate blood relative, such as a father or brother, who has prostate cancer, are twice likely to inherit an faulty gene and develop the disease. Therefore, relatives with a stronger family history would be more likely to have prostate cancer.
  • Weight

    According to the research studies, men who are overweight or obese are at greater risk of ultimately developing an aggressive form of prostate cancer. Researchers think that men with the highest BMI were nearly eight times more likely to have prostate cancer at moderate to high risk for recurrence after treatment than men who had the lowest BMI.
  • High-Fat Diet

    A diet high in saturated fat such as grilled meats, milk, dairy, calcium, zinc at high doses, and heterocyclic amines may increase the risk of prostate cancer. While  protective dietary elements include tomatoes, carotenoids, cruciferous vegetables, vitamin E, selenium, fish/marine omega-3 fatty acids, soy, isoflavones and polyphenols.
  • Environmental Exposure

    Cigarette smoking is one such potential modifiable risk factor that may increase the risk of prostate cancer by affecting circulating hormone levels or through exposure to carcinogens.  These all are Prostate cancer causes.

Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer may not show any symptoms in its early stages but as the disease progresses the Prostate cancer shows signs such as: 

  • Difficulty beginning to urinate or discharging your bladder
  • Painful micturition
  • A feeble stream when you urinate
  • A feeling that your bladder hasn't purged legitimately
  • Dribbling pee after you complete the process of urinating
  • A sudden desire to urinate –particularly around every time.

When the prostate cancer spreads to different parts of the body (propelled prostate disease), it can cause different indications, including:

  • Back torment, hip agony or pelvis torment
  • Problems getting or keeping an erection
  • Blood in the pee or semen
  • Unexplained weight reduction

How PathSOS Can Help You?

PathSOS experts review your medical records and diagnostic tests and render a comprehensive medical second opinion that includes the best "prostate cancer treatment" options and recommendations regarding future therapeutic considerations. We use the latest available knowledge to confirm the diagnosis and provide exact information on type of prostate cancer with exact stage and location.

Reducing Errors & Improving Outcomes through Accurate Diagnosis at PathSOS we strive to give the most accurate Cancer Diagnosis that our patients can trust, and doctors can have confidence in us. Our guiding vision is giving cancer patients a better chance at cure by providing world class online second opinion service at home.

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