A Natural Guide To Prostate Cancer treatment


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Patients who suffer from prostate cancer have many alternatives treatment therapies. In addition to this, a patient who decides to use any alternative of complementary approaches for prostate cancer needs to take into consideration the doctor's advice and start a treatment in a short period of time.

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A Natural Guide To Prostate Cancer treatment

  1. 1. ==== ====Get more review about prostate cancer and what you can do now to reduce your risks and alwaysstay healthier athttp://www.trackads.biz/link/prostatecancer==== ====Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American men apart from lungcancer. More than 2 million men in the United States suffer from this dreaded disease. However,with the recent advancements in the field of medical research and science, the number of patientssuccumbing to this disease is gradually going down.Prostate cancer treatment can be broadly classified into local therapy and systemic therapy.Procedures like surgery and radiation therapy are local treatment options used to control thedisease in a particular area inside the body. Hormone therapy using agonists is a systemictreatment option used when the cancer converts into a metastasis and affects various organs.Surgery involves removal of a part or complete prostate gland, a process known as prostatectomy.Different surgical procedures used include radical retropubic prostatectomy, radical perinealprostatectomy, laproscopy, TURP, cryosurgery and pelvic lymphadenectomy. Surgery is the mostcommon treatment in early stage prostate cancer. Side effects of surgery include impotency, dryorgasms and urinary incontinence.There are two different types of radiation therapy available for treating prostate cancer. Onetreatment option uses externally-produced radiation beams to kill cancer cells. Alternatively, thereis another procedure known as brachytherapy where radioactive material is implanted into theaffected area in the form of small seeds. Radiation coming from the seeds is enough to destroycancer cells in the vicinity. Side effects of this therapy include diarrhea, problems during urination,dry skin and permanent hair loss.Hormone therapy involves usage of drugs that block the androgens required for the growth ofprostate cancer cells. These drugs are known as agonists. Some important drugs includeLutenizing hormone-releasing hormone agonists like leuprolide and goserelin, anti-androgens likeflutamide and nilutamide and drugs like ketoconazole that prevent adrenal gland to synthesizetestosterone. Physicians can use these drugs individually or in a combination.A patient should always consult a specialist and get a second opinion about the diagnosis andtreatment procedure before starting the treatment.-RANJEET-==== ====
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