Prostate Cancer


"One of the most sublime experiences we can ever have to wake up feeling healthy after we have been sick."
Rabbi Harold Kushner

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer and the second most common cause of cancer death in American men. In the vast majority of cases, the prostate cancer starts in the gland cells - this is called adenocarcinoma.

Prostate cancer is mostly a very slow progressing disease. In fact, many men die of old age, without ever knowing they had prostate cancer - it is only when an autopsy is done that doctors know it was there. Several studies have indicated that perhaps about 80% of all men in their eighties had prostate cancer when they died, but nobody knew, not even the doctor.

Experts say that prostate cancer starts with tiny alterations in the shape and size of the prostate gland cells - Prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN). Doctors say that nearly 50% of all 50-year-old men have PIN. The cells are still in place - they do not seem to have moved elsewhere - but the changes can be seen under a microscope. Cancer cells would have moved into other parts of the prostate. Doctors describe these prostate gland cell changes as low-grade or high-grade; high grade is abnormal while low-grade is more-or-less normal. Learn about cancer in general in this holistic program “Prevention and Improvement Cancer Naturally”

Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

  • Blood in your urine

  • A sudden need to urinate

  • Difficulty with starting urine flow

  • Painful urination

  • A feeling that your bladder is not empty after you finish urinating

  • Frequent urination at night

  • Painful ejaculation (pain is felt in your perineal region)

  • Pain in your lower back, hips, or upper thighs

  • Loss of appetite and weight

Facts on Prostate Cancer

  • After non-melanoma skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the US.

  • Prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death among men of all races and Hispanic origin populations.

  • In the US around 209,292 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer per year.

  • Around 27,970 men die from prostate cancer in the US each year.

  • According to the American Cancer Society about 1 man in 7 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.

  • Prostate cancer mainly occurs in older men - about 6 cases in 10 are diagnosed in men 65 years or older.

  • Almost all prostate cancers are adenocarcinomas - cancers that begin in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids.

  • Prostate cancer often has no early symptoms.

  • Advanced prostate cancer can cause men to urinate more often or have a weaker flow of urine.

  • Most men diagnosed with prostate cancer do not die from it. More than 2.9 million men in the US diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point are still alive today.

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