Prostate cancer symptoms and treament
Before we go into details about prostate cancer symptoms and treatment, let's briefly discuss about prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer affects only male population. Prostate cancer begins with the growth of cancer cells in prostate. Normal prostate cells are stimulated by male hormones. Prostate cancer starts with the abnormal growth of prostate cells. As the cancer grows, malignant tumor is formed. The tumor may squeeze the urethra, leading to symptoms like difficulty in urinating. The cancer cells can also spread to the areas surrounding prostate, including lungs, lymph nodes bones of the hip and lower back, and sometimes brain. Cells that spread to these areas can form tumors that may expand and squeeze other body parts.
Prostate cancer treatments Fortunately, with the invention of PSA blood test, prostate cancer can be diagnosed in its early stage. Prostate cancer treatment depends on various factors, including the age of the patient, medical conditions, stage of the cancer, and also patient’s preference. Treatments for early stage are surgical removal of the prostate or radiation therapy. If the cancer cells have spread to other body parts, hormonal therapy may be considered. For patients aged above 70 with slow-growing tumors, doctors may adopt careful observations in which frequent check-ups are required for the patients.
Prostate cancer symptoms *frequent urination * weak urinary stream* inability to urine * blood in the urine * hip and back pain *
When the cancer spread to other body parts, these are the symptoms:
*bone pain* weakness of spinal cord * weight loss* anemia * kidney failure*
How supplements can help
Below is the list of supplements that may help to prevent/treat prostate cancer, relief prostate cancer symptoms, slow progression of prostate cancer and promote prostate health:
EPA and DHA found in fish oils helps to reduce the growth of prostate cancer. Fish oil can also boost body’s immune function.
Lycopene is a carotenoid that acts as an antioxidant to protect cells from oxidative damage. Lycopene supplements are used to treat prostate cancer because Lycopene may suppress the tumor growth prostate.
Red Clover contains plant estrogens that help to reduce prostate cancer symptoms. It is also useful in cancer prevention.
Ginkgo Bibola may be used as a remedy for men who have difficulty in erection(a common side effect of prostate cancer treatments) because it may improves circulation throughout the body.
Selenium, vitamin E, and Beta Carotene are powerful antioxidants that can prevent and reduce risk of prostate cancer.