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Is There A Prostate Cancer Cure?

After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer seen in men today with more than 230,000 cases been diagnosed annually in the United States alone. It is also a major cause of death amongst men in the United States and claims more than 30,000 lives every year.

Although prostate cancer is more likely to be seen in African American men, men with a family history of the disease and men over the age of 60, it does not otherwise discriminate in choosing its victims and claims the lives of poor and rich alike including some well know figures like Don Ameche, Bill Bixby, Telly Savalas and Frank Zappa.

While any death is clearly regrettable, the deaths of such well known personalities from prostate cancer has done much to raise the visibility of the disease and this, combined with other figures such as retired General Norman Schwarzkopf, Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and comedian Jerry Lewis who have all publicly fought prostate cancer, has led to greater public awareness and earlier medical intervention. And the results are clear to see.

While some 230,000 people will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, the figure 10 years ago was 330,000. Similarly, while in the region of 30,000 will die from prostate cancer this year, the figure again 10 years ago was nearly 42,000.

There are two major problems with prostate cancer. The first is a reluctance on the part of many men to talk about anything to do with their sex organs or to visit their doctor until the symptoms are so bad that they simply don’t have any choice. The second is the fact that it is quite common for men to suffer from an enlarged prostate and therefore to experience problems with urinating as they enter their 60s.

Because an enlarged prostate is a benign condition and enlargement of the prostate generally progresses slowly, they simply put up with the problem as simply another sign of growing old. The problem here is that, while an enlarged prostate does not cause cancer, the symptoms produced by an enlarged prostate can mask the symptoms of a developing prostate cancer.

As with many forms of cancer, the secret to finding a prostate cancer cure lies in the early detection of the condition. If the disease is detected at an early stage when it is still confined to the prostate gland then it can be treated without too much difficulty. Once it starts to spread however into the surrounding tissue, and particularly into bone tissue and the lymphatic system, treatment is far more difficult and less effective.

There are now a variety of tests available to detect the presence of prostate cancer and a prostate cancer cure is certainly within the reach of most men as long as they act quickly as soon as the first signs of trouble appear and consult their doctor.

Further information on a prostate cancer cure:

Test to Classify Metastasis Risk in Prostate Cancers Validated by Study, GenomeDx Reports - Prostate Cancer News Today


Prostate Cancer News Today

Test to Classify Metastasis Risk in Prostate Cancers Validated by Study, GenomeDx Reports
Prostate Cancer News Today
GenomeDx Biosciences has announced the publication of a validation study of its Decipher Prostate Cancer Classifier, a genomic test for prostate cancer (PC) designed to improve clinical decisions regarding patient treatment and risk of metastasis ...
Prostate cancer patients on active surveillance may have metastasisBel Marra Health

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New prostate cancer treatment looks like 'a winning opportunity for all' - Windsor Star


Windsor Star

New prostate cancer treatment looks like 'a winning opportunity for all'
Windsor Star
A clinical trial testing a new radiation treatment for prostate cancer has the potential to improve this area's lower-than-average survival rate. “I would hope so,” says Dr. Junaid Yousuf, a radiation oncologist at Windsor Regional Hospital's cancer ...

What is HIFU treatment for prostate cancer? - Fox News


Fox News

What is HIFU treatment for prostate cancer?
Fox News
HIFU is not a new technology in cancer treatment. The technology has been used in breast, liver, kidney, pancreatic and bone malignancies before. However, with a 99 percent 5-year survival data in current prostate cancer treatments with surgery, the ...
More Men With Early Prostate Cancer Are Choosing to Avoid TreatmentNew York Times
First Prostate Cancer Patients Treated with Revolutionary HIFU Technology in HoustonPR Newswire (press release)

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Prostate cancer breakthrough as new laser treatment destroys tumours with no side effects - Mirror.co.uk


Mirror.co.uk

Prostate cancer breakthrough as new laser treatment destroys tumours with no side effects
Mirror.co.uk
Prostate cancer patients have seen their tumours destroyed with a revolutionary new laser treatment which has no side effects. Doctors in the US hailed the development as "exciting" because it could offer hope to millions of men diagnosed with the ...

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