Prostate malignant growth is one of the most well-known sorts of disease in men
Prostate cancer is never something you want to deal with, but by the time you get to be my age you have to realize that it is just something that might happen. if you are over 50, i hope you are scheduling yourself for a prostate check at least every four years or so, that’s the suggestion at least. But enough about that, there are a few interesting facts that i want to discuss in today’s article about prostate cancer that i think you just might find interesting.
Well the good news is that recent studies have stated even if you are diagnosed with prostate cancer these days, you have a 95% chance of surviving it for at least five years, that’s better than nothing i can tell you that. and considering that about twenty percent of all men will develop at least some form of cancer before they turn 85, it is information you might want to keep in your back pocket.
Who does prostate cancer effect
Back in 2014 it was estimated that there was a little over 90,00 men that were currently living with prostate cancer here in Australia, Ninety thousand!!! And nowadays as recently as 2019, prostate cancer is thought to be THE most common cancer that you can be diagnosed with. in fact, just in 2019 along there were almost 20,000 reported cases of prostate cancer. If that isn’t enough to convince you that this is something you seriously need to keep track as you get on in your years maybe this is. Also in 2019 the numbers came in and showed that prostate cancers were expected to be the reason for 12 percent of all death in Australia that year alone. Who knows how many of those cases could have been changed if that had caught it early.
The reason I stress getting a routine screening for this issue by the time you hit the big 50 is because there is likely to be no symptoms that you will experience when the cancer is in its early stages. These screenings will be the best way for early detection and potentially save your life. By the time the cancer becomes more severe you will definitely begin to notice several different issues and red flags that your body will begin throwing your way in order to tell you something it wrong.
You may suddenly have to urinate suddenly or more often and when you do urinate it may be a very uncomfortable process to the point that there might be blood in your urine. Some people have reported that they have trouble urinating in general during the later stages of prostate cancer.
The fact is that prostate cancer is a killer, and a serial killer at that. If that’s not a good reason to get checked out once every 4 years then i’m not sure what is.
But if you are not willing to put in the work and make sure your body is in working order every few years then where does the blame truly lie?
This thing is beatable and there are things that you can do as you get older to help prevent it from ever happening in the first place. Studies are actually beginning to suggest that the reason some people get prostate cancer is due to the advancements in our society where we tend to eat a large amount of processed meat and food that are high in fat. Supposedly, this can actually be a risk factor.
Get checked regularly
If, unfortunately, it is suspected through testing that you may be at risk, your doctor will likely want to perform a biopsy next. This is the only real way to know whether or not you have prostate cancer. You will likely be directed to a urologist who will biopsy a small portion of prostate tissue for examination. This is done one of two ways, and both with a thin hollow needle that is guided through your body via ultrasound.
They can choose to either access your prostate through your rectum or through the perineum, which is the area of skin between the scrotum and the anus. you’ll likely get a course of antibiotics afterwards to reduce the chance of infection, and then be on your way to sit and wait for the results of the biopsy itself. So be safe, be proactive, and be healthy. a screening could save your life!
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