- Publisher: 80/20 Wellness Plan
- Edition: Version 1.0
- Available in: PDF
- Published: October 28, 2016
What is Prostate Cancer?
Prostate cancer is a major concern and is tagged as the most common cancer among men.
The prostate sits below the bladder, in front of the rectum and wrapped around the urethra. It is a walnut-sized exocrine gland which is part of the male reproductive system. It is responsible for the production of a seminal fluid that transports and nourishes the sperm.
Prostate cancer is a disease that progresses initially in a very slow manner. It progresses so slowly that a man may not be aware that he has it for many years. Research shows that many men who have died of old age actually had prostate cancer and it was only discovered after an autopsy. When the rate of cancer growth accelerates is when the symptoms usually become noticeable. This rate of change is also used as a diagnostic and monitoring tool by doctors when treating the problem.
It usually starts as tiny alterations in the size and shape of the gland cells and this occurrence is referred to as PIN or Prostatic Intraepithelial Neoplasia (PIN). Research has shown that 50% of men at the age of 50 have PIN. However, these changes can only be seen by using a microscope. The symptoms can only be felt when a man’s prostate becomes large enough to affect his urethra. This is when an individual will notice having an increased frequency of urination accompanied with a feeling that the bladder is never fully emptied despite several trips to the toilet.
However, if you feel these symptoms, it is important to not self-diagnose and assume you have prostate cancer. This is because these symptoms may only mean that you have benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH which is a non-cancerous type of prostate enlargement.
Here’s what’s included in this FREE Prostate Health e-book:
1. What is prostate cancer?
2. What causes prostate cancer?
3. Common symptoms of prostate cancer
4. Enlarged prostate or BPH problems?
5. Enlarged prostate and painful complications
6. Natural treatments for prostate cancer
7. Healthy eating for prostate cancer
8. Prostate cancer and diet
9. Soft drinks, refined carbs and prostate cancer
10. Dairy products and prostate cancer