Prostate cancer begins when cells in the prostate gland start to grow out of control. The prostate is a gland found only in males. It makes some of the fluid that is part of semen.
The prostate is below the bladder (the hollow organ where urine is stored) and in front of the rectum (the last part of the intestines). Just behind the prostate are glands called seminal vesicles that make most of the fluid for semen. The urethra, which is the tube that carries urine and semen out of the body through the penis, goes through the center of the prostate.
This is different from the normal growth of tissues like the breast of a girl that grows out of the body, it grows to a certain extent and once the lady is mature, the breasts stop growing but as far as prostate cancer is concerned, they don’t stop until the person who bears the tissue dies of it.
One of the predisposing factors is age, people who are obese have a higher incidence. Research as shown that certain herbicides used on farms are absorbed by the soil, especially as the herbicides will go into the crops and when people eat the crops, it predisposes them to cancer. There is also a genetic predisposition, apart from family, people who have certain prostate cancer genes in their bodies (are also prone).
Research as shown that people who tend to have sex regularly have and ejaculates 21 times in a month, the person has 20 per cent lower incidence than people who have sex irregularly.
It is also said that prostate cancer can cause impotence and inability to urinate, if someone has prostate cancer, he can be impotent. If the cancer has grown to the extent that it has affected the nerves that control potency, if it is too big, it can block the urination indirectly.
Symptoms may include frequent need to urinate, incontinence, pain, blood in the urine, fatigue, and more. Prognosis and treatment depend on cancer staging. Watchful waiting, surgery, radiation and other management strategies are available. Research and clinical trials strive to find new and better treatments for prostate cancer. Prostate cancer can only be manage it such that it no longer disturbs one in any way.