Everything You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer Being one of the most common cancers among men in the United States, prostate cancer affects many individuals. The prostate is a small gland located in the lower abdomen and is regulated by the hormone testosterone. An abnormal growth of cells can form in the prostate, which can lead to a tumor. Here is everything you need to know about prostate cancer.

Types of Prostate Cancer

Most cases of prostate cancer are classified as adenocarcinoma, which is the most commonly seen form of prostate cancer. Adenocarcinomas begin to form in the glands. However, it is possible for rare forms of prostate cancers to form other types of cells which include sarcomas, neuroendocrine tumors, and transitional cell carcinomas.

Signs & Symptoms

Signs and symptoms to look out for when it comes to prostate cancer can sometimes almost be non-existent. However, there are a few signs that may be an indication of prostate cancer. Some of the signs and symptoms include:

  • Loss of bladder control
  • Frequent urge to pee
  • Weak urine flow

These signs may be an indication of prostate cancer. Other signs also include loss of bowel control, pain in your lower back or chest, and pain during ejaculation. If you are experiencing any of these signs, you may need an examination to clarify the issue.

Treatment Options

There are various different treatment options for prostate cancer. This can depend on several factors such as how fast it is spreading and where it has spread. Some treatment options include surgery, radiation therapy, and systemic therapies. Speak with your doctor to see which is the best option for you.

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At the Greater Hartford Urology Group, located in Hartford, CT, we are dedicated to helping each individual reclaim their best life and find the happiest and healthiest version of themselves. With state-of-the-art technology and equipment, we strive to provide you with the best service, care, and results possible. If you’re interested in prostate cancer treatment, give us a call at 860-522-2251 to schedule an appointment or for any other questions you may have. You can also visit us at www.greaterhartfordurologygroup.com for more information.

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