It's important to understand 2 things about prostate cancer symptoms. First, symptoms are more often indicators of a less severe condition. Second, by the time prostate cancer produces symptoms it is likely to have spread beyond the prostate. This is why prostate examination and screening are very important. Even if these tests suggest there may be cancer, only a microscopic examination of the tissue (biopsy) is reliable for diagnosis.
Symptoms include frequent, difficult, weak or painful urination, blood in urine or semen, frequent pain in the lower back, hips or upper thighs. Here are some good books on Prostate Cancer Symptoms and Treatment.
While there are no known prostate cancer causes and all men are at risk, the factors that increase the risk are age, family history, dark skin and high fat diet...particularly animal fat. Nutrition and exercise seem to play a significant role in the risks for cancer of any kind.
As long as the cancer is still in the prostate, there are a few effective treatment options...removal of the prostate, radiation therapy or biological therapy. Which treatment you use depends more on your age and family needs than science. Also, there are a number of promising trials involving new techniques and medicines. Most of these treatments are effective until the cancer spreads to other organs or bones (stage 4). Even at that point the cancer can often be stopped. In the more severe cases, surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy can slow the growth and relieve some of the symptoms.
If you've been diagnosed with a malignant Cancer, always retest and get a second opinion from another doctor. Once confirmed, work with your doctor to make sure nothing you do interferes with the medical treatment. Get the specific diagnosis in writing, including the name and stage of the Cancer. Search the National Cancer Institute and other websites to learn all that's being done for your cancer. Print relevant pages and make a list of specific questions for your doctor. Write down his answers and check them on the web. I know the doctor has a good education, but this is your health and your life. The actions to help prevent Cancer below can often be used in stronger doses to fight cancer, but check with your doctor.
To help prevent Cancer: If your family or lifestyle (see causes, above) puts you at a higher risk, you should consider these things essential to help prevent Cancer: Follow a low fat diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Fill your life with aerobic activity and exercise. Make sure you're drinking enough water. Supplement your diet with natural Multi-Vitamins and Multi-Minerals, along with extra doses of the following to strengthen your immune system:
Vitamin C and
Organic Germanium; 300-450mg divided into 3 doses a day.
Fiber; 12-15 grams extra from vegetable sources or supplements.
Garlic; 3 cloves per day.
Omega 3; 3 per day, 1 at beginning of each meal.
Lecithin; taken with the Omega 3.
Cancer is at best frightening, frustrating and painful...at worst, fatal. We both know there are no guaranteed cures or quick fixes, whether medicine, nutrition, herbs or anything else. Many illnesses are "incurable" from the medical standpoint. Complete healing is possible...including mind, body and spirit...from God. If you want God's help with this or any problem, go to Help From God.
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