The prostate gland is the size of a satsuma and is located between the penis and the bladder and surrounds the urethra

The prostate gland is the size of a satsuma and is located between the penis and the bladder and surrounds the urethra.
What might be the cause? The causes of cancer are usually not known. Genetics have a big part to play and sometimes radiation or different chemicals are to blame. It occurs in the prostate but can spread to other parts of the body. There are statistics to say that it is more common in men of African-Caribean or African descent and less common in men of Asian descent but it is so far unknown why this is the case
Symptoms? The first signs are difficulty urinating or pain in the pelvis or back as well as blood in the urine. In later stages you may feel tired because of low red blood cells. 99% of men who have had prostate cancer are 50 or over and 1% below.
The most common tests for this cancer are blood tests, a digital rectal examination, an MRI scan and a biopsy. The blood test is called PSA testing which stands for prostate specific antigen however it can be confusing because this test can be high for other reasons so it is normally the first stage in testing.
How it affects the body? It cause prostate enlargement and affects urination because the prostate wraps around the urethra. It also causes weight loss, low red blood count and lethargy.
The main Treatment? Includes hormone therapy, surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. It is one of the most common cancers in the world today and regular testing is very important. Risks include obesity, age and family history. Diet has a major role and eating healthy fresh vegetables, and fish can reduce chances of having the disease.
How the treatment helps solve the issue? Well surgery remove’s the prostate so the cancer will be gone but the side affects you could have are unable to control your urine and erectile dysfunction. If you Radiation therapy then the radiation will only target the cancer cells and destroy them. It can also used after surgery to stop growth of concourse cells. The side effect may include frequent urination. They way this therapy destroys the cancer cells is by exposing them to high levels of radiation. If the cancer is to strong then radiation will be used to help to control it.
The 5-year survival rate for most men with local or regional prostate cancer is nearly 100%. Ninety-eight percent are alive after 10 years. For men diagnosed with prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, the 5-year survival rate is 30%.Men may be living with the symptoms for a very long time as it can be very slow in progressing. It is much more diagnosed today with media information and stigma about talking about illness in men.
Erectile dysfunction
What might cause it? The causes for erectile dysfunction are heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure diabetes and obesity. The causes of this may be cardio vascular disease and diabetes. There are many more causes and it can be part of many diseases. It is important to have a healthy diet and maintaining weight and having regular exercise. It is also important to avoid too much alcohol consumption. It can be damaging to relationships but also for psychological health.
The main treatments? There are some popular medications such as Viagra, Stendra, Ciales or Levitra. These are available on the internet but it is very important not to self-diagnose and to only take the doctor’s advice. Homeopathy has been found to help some men. It is also very important for men to see a doctor as soon as they have symptoms as early diagnosis of most diseases is beneficial.