Prostatic Adenocarcinoma

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Prostatic Adenocarcinoma

Prostatic Adenocarcinoma

Prostatic Adenocarcinoma Is Another Way of Saying “Prostate Cancer”

Prostate cancer is a type of cancer which develops in a gland belonging to the male reproductive system – the prostate gland.  Though there are some aggressive, rapidly growing forms of prostate cancer, most forms grow slowly.  It is possible that the cancer cells spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body from the affected prostate, such as lymph nodes and bones (in the case of aggressive prostate cancers). Prostatic Adenocarcinoma may cause difficulty in urinating, pain, sexual intercourse problems and erectile problems.  There are other symptoms which may occur if the disease is in later stages.

Detection Rates Detection rates are variable across the world.  In East and South Asia, prostate cancer is detected with less frequency than in Europe – and particularly the United States.  Although prostatic adenocarcinoma is one of the most common forms of male cancer, especially those over the age of fifty, a great deal of men don’t experience any symptoms, may not undergo therapy and may die of other causes (in the case of slow-growing prostate cancer).  Approximately one third of cases are of “aggressive” (fast growing).

Factors In Prostate Cancer Undeniably, numerous factors have been implicated in the development of this disease, including diet, lifestyle and genetics.  If prostate cancer is present, it may be detected by a number of means, including clinical diagnosis based on symptoms, a PSA (prostate specific antigen) test, physical exam or a Gleason Scale biopsy.  If there exists suspicion that the cancer has spread, radiological assessment such as a bone scan or CT scan may be employed.


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