Prostate cancer


Published on to learn about the power of spiritual healing and how it can help you by taking this free e-course. While breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in women, men have a different problem. That problem is Prostate cancer. Since cancer is common in men you should ensure you are getting tested regularly as prescribed by your doctor.

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Prostate cancer

  1. 1. Prostate Cancer Prevention - Detect It Early and HealBy Brian BowieCertified Reiki MasterGet Healing Cancer E-Course breast cancer is one of the most common forms ofcancer in women, men have a different problem. Thatproblem is Prostate cancer. Since cancer is common inmen you should ensure you are getting tested regularly asprescribed by your doctor. You should not fear these testsbecause even if you have symptoms there is a goodchance these symptoms are due to something else. Also ifprostate cancer is caught early, it is normally easier todeal with.
  2. 2. You should go with your doctors recommendation but it isrecommended that males reaching the age of fifty shouldhave a PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) test on an annualbasis. Remember that the PSA test can indicate one ofmany prostate issues so a high number or an increasedoes not mean you have cancer. It just means thatadditional testing should be use to ensure there is not anycancer in the prostate. When you get further testing, youcould discover that you have Prostatitis (inflammation ofthe prostate) or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH),which is an enlargement of the prostate. The good news isthat both of these conditions can be treated with medicine.However a high PSA test (normally above 4) could alsoindicate cancer.A test a doctor may use is called a Trans RectalUltrasound. This test uses a camera that is inserted intothe body and the doctor can actually view the prostate.This camera set up also has a spring loaded rod that canget a portion of the tissue from the prostate which can beanalyzed in the lab for signs of cancer. Results will usuallybe returned in about ten days of taking the test. If you dohave cancer you will likely talk to both a urologist and anradiologist to discuss further treatments.
  3. 3. At this point, specialists become involved, usually aRadiologist and a Urologist. Do not assume that either onewill lay out all possible treatment options available to youfor your situation.You should always take the advice from your doctor buthere are some general recommendations:1. Get a yearly PSA test after the age of 50.2. If you have a family history of prostate cancer, youshould start getting this test at the age of 40.3. Even if you have to pay for this test, it is a worthyinvestment in your health.4. If you are not happy with the results you can get asecond and third opinion.5. Get complete information before making a decision.What treatments are available? What side effects arepossible? What results can be expected?6. Ask any many questions as you have.7. Do not keep your diagnosis to yourself. You will needthe support of others so you will want to tell your familyand close friends. You may also want to look into supportgroups because they can be very helpful.
  4. 4. Prostate Cancer can be very devastating but the goodnews is that if it is caught early it is easier to heal. Somake sure you get tested on a regular basis so that youcan start getting treatment right away if you need it.Get Healing Cancer E-Course