Typically, a prostate cancer symptom will only present itself at an advanced stage of the disease.
Prostate cancer is generally very slow growing relative to other cancers. It may take decades before a prostate tumor symptom is detected.
It is common for an individual to die from other causes although they do have prostate cancer.
However, it is the most common type of cancer in men and results in the 2nd greatest number of cancer deaths in men in the western hemisphere.
Prostate cancer symptoms:
- difficulty urinating
- urgent need to urinate
- frequent need to urinate
- bloody urine
- inability to urinate
Routine screening by examination and blood test aid in the diagnosis of prostate cancer. The digital-rectal examination method is used to determine whether a bump is detectable on the prostate surface.
Other methods are used to confirm the results of these preliminary diagnosis, prostate tumor detection methods.
A variety of treatment methods exist with regards to attempt to cure, each with advantages and disadvantages. These include surgery, radiation, and hormonal therapy.
Depending on the effect of treatment on the individual’s quality of life and the age of the individual it may be decided to develop a palliative strategy.
This is intended to ensure the highest quality of life while also closely monitoring the progression of the disease.