What is Prostate Cancer?
Prostate cancer develops in the prostate gland, which is located within the reproductive system in men. The prostate is a small walnut-shaped gland that is found below the bladder and in front of the rectum.
Early-stage prostate cancer rarely causes any symptoms and the issues occur mostly as the disease progresses:
- Frequent, sometimes urgent urination, especially at night.
- Irregular urine flow.
- Pain or burning during urination.
- Pain when ejaculating and erectile dysfunction.
Prostate Cancer Recovery and Diet:
Prostate cancer recovery can be done through different kinds of treatments. This includes
Your healthcare provider may survey and monitor your condition instead of providing treatment. This is done in cases in which your cancer grows slowly and does not spread.
Your provider can recommend surgery to remove the cancer if they believe you’d benefit from surgery.
- Radiation therapy:
Radiation can provide relief from symptoms. It may be either a single treatment for prostate cancer alone or in combination with other treatments.
Diet is an important factor in your recovery. Good nutrition may help reduce the risk of your prostate cancer progressing. Your diet should be:
A plant-based diet includes fruits and vegetables, whole grains and beans and legumes.
- High in fibre:
A high-fibre diet reduces the levels of certain hormones that may be involved in the progression of prostate cancer.
- Low in fat:
A high-fat diet causes an increase in testosterone levels, which is known to be associated with prostate cancer growth.
- Limited intake of sugars:
Restrict the amount of sugar in your diet. Sugary foods increase levels of serum insulin and serum IGF-I, both of which may stimulate cancer cell growth.
Prostate Cancer Treatment and Recovery:
Prostate cancer has many different treatments. The ones that you will be given will depend on the stage the cancer has reached in your body, your general health, age and other factors. Luckily, prostate cancer, over a 5-year period, if it is caught when it is still localised, has an almost 100% survival rate.
If you have prostate cancer, come to the Kidney Stone Clinic. We have the best urology hospital in Chennai with the best equipment and the most experienced doctors for treating prostate cancer.