About one-third of American men have microscopic signs of prostate cancer by the time they hit fifty.
When they are 75, approximately 50% to 75% of men undergo some changes in their prostate glands that may be cancerous. In spite of this dreadful statistic NOT all these men would eventually die from prostate cancer.
A report says that about 16 percent of American men are diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime but only 8 percent develop significant symptoms; and only 3 percent die of the disease.
Many men are diagnosed with prostate cancer, but they have no idea that if they do not treat the symptoms on time it may grow deadly. Experts have not yet confirmed research about which prostate cancers will prove deadly and which won’t.
There are some types of prostate cancer, which won’t prove dangerous and will simply exist. They won’t be life threatening in anyway. At research institutes they are still working on it and trying to find more about prostate cancer.
In Prostate Cancer cells start to divide and grow without following a normal pattern. Also they do not grow into the normal prostate tissue, but into lumpy bundles of cells called tumors. These tumors disrupt the normal function of the prostate.
Prostate cancer is the most serious problem related to prostate.
The symptoms include;
- Frequent need to urinate
- Especially during the night
- Occurrence of desperate need to rush to the toilet
- Experiencing difficulty while starting to urinate
- Starts taking longer to finish urinating
- A thin weak flow
- Pain during urinating
- Ejaculating and general persistence pain the genitals.
Apart from these symptoms some other problems may also exist like;
- Blood in urine
- Experiencing lower back
- Hip and pelvis pain
- and experiencing difficulty in getting or keeping an erection.
CT Scan, MRI Scan, Bone Scan are some of the ways to diagnose the disease. While consulting the doctor one must give information like family history of prostate cancer if there exists one. It helps the doctor does the diagnoses better.
Ideal Diet to Prevent Prostrate Cancer: Improving your diet will give better results in preventing prostate cancer or may reduce your risk of developing prostate cancer, bring down the risk of prostate cancer coming back after treatment, or to slow down progression of the disease.
A healthy diet is about trying to cut down on unhealthy foods. A diet that is good for your heart is also good for your prostate.
Try to base your meals on starchy items like rice, pasta and potatoes. Eat a minimum of five portions of fruit and vegetables on a day to day basis. Include proteins such as fish, pulses, nuts, seeds, skinless chicken and soya products. Cut down sugar intake. Cut down on salt too.
Eat a low-fat diet. Try using more herbs and spices to add flavor when cooking. Also don’t forget to drink six to eight glasses of water each day. Say NO to sugary or fizzy drinks.