Still on the prostate gland…
The condition we discussed yesterday, Benign Prostatic Enlargement/hypertrophy (BPH) is not cancerous. Cancer of the prostate can however occur and is most common in older people, obese people, people who have a family history of this and black people.
The symptoms include those of BPH like frequently needing to urinate, poor stream of urine, difficulty urinating, burning sensation when passing urine and ejaculating semen and other symptoms due to spread of the cancer like blood in urine, blood in semen, bone pain, lower back pain and erectile dysfunction.
Tests to confirm this diagnosis will be conducted by the doctor. Some of these tests include a rectal exam, ultrasound, taking some of the prostatic tissue to examine and some other tests t determine the stage of the cancer if confirmed.
Treatment options will be discussed by your doctor and include one or any combination of active observation (if the tumour is small), medications, surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy etc
To reduce your risk of this, please eat healthy (loads of fruits and veggies…again :D), exercise, keep your weight within a normal Body Mass Index (BMI) range etc
Good night y’all 😀