What You Really Need to Know about Cancer

Monday, August 4, 2014

Prostate cancer: The most common cancer among American men

image of prostate cancerProstate cancer is considered as the most common form of cancer in men and second most leading cancer death. Usually prostate cancer affects to elderly people ages between 60 to 80 years and it accounts nearly 75% of the prostate cancer cases.

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Prostate cancer causes

Like other form of cancers, the exact causes of prostate cancer is unknown and according to research age, race, geography, hormonal level, and environmental influences play major role in causing prostate cancer.

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Prostate cancer signs and Symptoms

  • Urine outflow obstruction
  • Renal failure due to urine outflow obstruction
  • Palpable nodule in benign gland
  • On rectal examination hard irregular prostate may be found
  • Edema on ankle and leg

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Prostate cancer metastasis

  • Direct spreading: Bladder and surrounding tissues
  • Lymphatic: paraaortic and pelvic lymph nodes
  • Hematogenous spread: spread to lungs and liver and bones.

Prostate cancer investigations

  • Acid phosphatase: Increased level of prostatic acid phosphate
  • Prostate specific antigen: will be increased above normal level 4ng/ml


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