A New Horizon on Prostate Cancer Treatment
Update on Prostate Cancer – The PSA Prostate Cancer Screening Tests
A shocking statistic: 40,000 men die very year of prostate cancer. In fact, prostate cancer is the second leading
cause of death for men after lung cancer.
Traditional treatments for prostate cancer can involve drugs which create side effects ranging from uncomfortable
to debilitating. Other traditional treatments may include Radical Prostatectomy (a major surgery that removes the
entire prostate gland plus some surrounding tissues) and even Castration.
If you are 60 or above, the odds are 2 to 1 that you’ll have prostate problems. In fact, 97% of men will be affected
with prostate problems during their lifetime.
The time to do something about prostate health is before there’s a problem. Please consider learning more about
prostate gland health. Ask your doctor what you can do to strengthen the prostate and protect against future problems.
Prostate Cancer Screening Tests
Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test is one of the ways in which doctors test for prostate cancer. The PSA Test
(Prostate-specific antigen) measures this substance that the prostate makes that is added to semen to make it more
fluid. This helps to carry sperm and aids in ejaculation. Normally It is present in the blood in only very small
amounts. This is because there is a good prostate-blood barrier in the absence of prostate problems.
When you take a PSA test it measures levels of PSA in the blood. Currently, this is the best available marker for
prostate cancer because cancer interrupts the barrier between prostate and blood, so levels in the blood increase.
Therefore, this is the earliest indication of cancer. However there are limitations with this test. This is because
cancer is not the only thing that increases PSA levels. This can also happen with an enlarged prostate gland that
happens with age (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH). When this happens more PSA is produced and gets into the
There are also other conditions that can do this such as inflammations of the prostate which can disrupt the prostate–blood
barrier. This results in elevated blood PSA levels. Because of this scientists are studying ways to improve the ability
of the PSA test to target better cancer detection.
There are also other cancer screening options that are often combined with the PSA test to determine if cancer might
Additional Information on Prostate Health
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