Anti aging guide

Cancer of the Prostate

 

 

The treatments forĀ  prostate cancer in men during old age

Prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer in men after lung cancer. As life expectancy increases and men live longer, the cases of prostate cancer will also increase. Asians (who consume large quantities of soy) are 100 times less likely to develop prostate cancer than Western men.

A few scientists think that the isoflavone genistein blocks prostate cancer cells from developing and it may both prevent and treat prostate cancer. Also, saw palmetto reduces the rate of growth in prostate cells, and may be a useful treatment in prostate cancer, in association with other treatments. Isoflavones specifically aimed at reducing prostatic disease are available in tablet or capsule form.

Patients with BPH should have regular PSA (prostatic specific antigen) tests. PSA is a marker for worsening of the disease or for detecting cancer of the prostate.

Conventional treatments are not very effective in prolonging the survival of the prostate cancer patient, but can reduce the severity of the symptoms. The treatment includes surgery, radiotherapy and hormonal manipulation with hormone blockers.

Posted by Carol Hudgens - March 24, 2012 at 5:28 pm