Why is the Prostate so Important?
The fluids made inside your prostate are used outside of the body for what is known as an exocrine gland. Sexual activity and the creation of babies heavily relies on the prostate which secretes the sperm in nourishing fluid before contracting and sending it through the penis canal to the vagina. This fluid that surrounds the sperm keeps it in a liquid form so it can reach the females ovum. The fluid is a protein called a prostate-specific antigen, and when there is too much of this protein in your system it could be the first sign of prostate cancer.
Your prostate also controls your urinary process just as it controls your sexual activity and it does this by being attached to your urethra tube. Thousands of little fibers tighten and contract in the tube to control the urine flow passing through it.
Symptoms of Prostate Cancer
In the early stages of prostate cancer it is very common for there to be no symptoms at all. If the cancer progresses however you may experience:
- Streaks of blood in your urine
- Trouble urinating
- Urinating frequently
- Discomfort or pain when urination and sometimes when ejaculating
More advanced prostate cancer can involve:
- Bone fractures from the weakening of bone
- Pain in the bones in general most commonly the spine
- Unexpected urination and defecation
Risk Factors Of Prostate Cancer
There are many things that are closely associated with cancer but science has yet to give us a clear cause for prostate cancer.
Certain ethnicities do fare worse when it comes to developing the cancer. Studies show that black men are sixty percent more likely to be diagnosed than white men, but the reasons for this are unclear. If there is a history of the cancer running in the family especially close relatives like a father or brother then you are at more of a risk.
If you are under the age of forty-five years then you are at a low risk of prostate cancer. It is the most common after fifty years of age. As you get older, it is important to get checked regularly at the doctor to look for any inconsistencies in your blood for not just prostate cancer, but any number of diseases and infections that can affect you as you age.
·Diet And Obesity
It has been speculated that eating large amount high-fat products, like dairy and red meat, can lead to prostate cancer but there is no clear evidence. In any case, a well balanced diet is always advised.
Prostate Cancer Treatment in New Jersey
All forms of cancer can be very scary and it is important to have a skilled and trusted physician if you or a family member has already developed or show symptoms of prostate cancer. Ron Israeli has had over twenty-five years of experience in the field along with extensive urological research and comprehensive understanding of prostate cancer. He’ll guide you through the process of choosing the right treatment for you based on the severity of your cancer. Don’t wait, contact him today to request your appointment.