PROSTATE CANCER: RISK FACTORS AND SYMPTOMS

Prostate cancer is a type of cancer that attacks men. It is caused by genetic mutations in the DNA that causes cancerous cell growth. It is better to remove it quickly before it starts to spread in the body which usually happens when the cancer cells are aggressive. Aggressive prostate cancer cells are the lethal because it infects the other parts until the whole body is full of it.

Factors That Promote Prostate Cancer Growth:

  • Family History: Genetics is one of the main causes of prostate cancer. If the elder generations of the family have developed this cancer, then there is a higher risk to develop on the younger generations.
  • Age: As a man grows older, the risk of developing prostate cancer rises significantly. It is better to have it removed middle age years to remove the chances of developing one.
  • Diet: Bad eating habits raise the chances of developing cancer cells. Having a good balanced diet will improve the immune system, lessening the potential of developing it.
  • Race: Some races are typically more susceptible to prostate cancer because of genetic abnormalities.
  • Smoking: This promotes aggressive prostate cancer and other cancers as well. Quitting cigarette smoke will greatly lessen the risk.

Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer:

Early Signs

  • The feeling to urinate often and mostly during nights
  • The presence of blood in the urine
  • Urinating is hard and painful to do

Advanced Signs

  • Legs are getting weaker and pain will be felt in the thighs
  • Bones of the body will start to feel pain starting on the pelvis and ribs
  • Defecating will be hard to control as time goes by
  • Urination will be hard to control as time goes by