What is Prostate Cancer?
Prostate cancer is the single most common form of cancer among men in the United States. Problematically, symptoms of prostate cancer are nearly invisible early on, which can give the cancer time to advance and become metastatic, which is why regular prostate exams are recommended for all men over 40 years of age (rectal exam and/or PSA test).
As with all cancers, prostate cancer is an uncontrolled growth of cells, in this case among the cells of the prostate gland. This is a gland that is associated with urination and male reproduction (women do not have a prostate) and encircles the urethra as it exits the bladder. As the prostatic tumor’s mass increases, it can begin to restrict the space around the urethra, making urination more difficult. Other prostatic cancer symptoms include erectile dysfunction, painful ejaculation, and blood in the urine.
After lung cancer, prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among men. However, survival rates are improving and surgical techniques are multiplying and advancing.
Natural Therapy and Natural Remedies
A low-fat or vegetarian anti-cancer diet is important for prostate cancer treatment as well as natural hormone therapy. Valuable natural remedies for prostate cancer include cayenne pepper capsules, corn silk tea, pumpkin seeds, and saw palmetto.