Prostate is basically a gland that is present in the male reproductive system; it is a part of the body that is located below the pubis and the rectum, inside the pelvic cavity. The prostate encases the bladder neck and the proximal part of the urethra. Prostate cancer is the type of cancer that grows in the prostate gland. There are number of treatment options for the prostate cancer.
Prostate is a normal organ of male body but a cancer or tumor can build inside it un-predictably. Since past years the cases of prostate cancer have soared up high and doctors describe diversified reasons and treatment options for prostate cancer, depending upon different factors.
Prostate cancer builds up quite slowly inside the body, such that we can explicate it as a secret enemy that slowly creates havoc for our body and is usually identified at the later stages.
The prostate is normally the size of the walnut but when starts building up abnormally, it can easily be felt and examined. Due to the un-predictability of this disease, the best way is to get routine check up, so that it could be identified and eradicated at the initial and harmless stage.
Prostate cancer has become very common in USA and many men that have crossed the age of 60 are seen to be suffering by it. The most alarming fact about the prostate cancer is that it does not have any vivid indication and men that have crossed their thirties are more likely to get inflicted by this cancer, so habitual check up is required to keep oneself aware of the prostate condition.
Different tests can be conducted that can easily indicate about the presence and magnitude of the prostate cancer, such as CAT scans, blood testing, MRI’s, prostate ultrasound and digital rectal exam.
Once the prostate cancer is identified by any of the above tests, your doctor can further prescribe you about the proper treatment of the prostate cancer depending upon the intensity of it. The general classification of the promising treatment options for prostate cancer is hormone therapy, cryotherapy, prostate surgery and chemotherapy.
In case, the prostate cancer has reached its advanced stages then, the most common treatment option recommended by the doctor is chemotherapy because at the advanced stage the prostate cancer becomes immune to the hormone treatment and as an alternative chemotherapy is used.
If the surgery is fixed on to is the appropriate treatment than, the foremost prostate cancer surgery that will be conducted in the surgery series will be the laparoscopic prostate surgery that is itself modestly persistent toward prostate cancer. In this kind of surgery a small camera is used so that the surgeon could see the problematic area and diagnose it and remove the prostate tumor.
The other treatments for the prostate cancer are cryotherapy, in which the prostate cancer part is frozen and solidified. There is another kind of treatment also to remove the prostate cancer, that is Radical Prostatectomy, but this treatment option is only applicable when the patient is anticipated to live more 10 years and is below 70’s. Only a good doctor can guide you about the proper treatment of prostate cancer suitable for you.