Alternative Treatment For Metastesised Prostate Cancer
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All male species of mammals including man display the presence of the prostrate gland. This is an exocrine gland of the reproductive system in males. Cancer of the prostrate gland is a fairly common disease in men, the probability ofwhich is directly proportional to age. Diagnosis of this disease is carried out by testing the PSA levels or through biopsy.
Although treatment is available in the form of surgical removal of the gland itself and radiation, it may not be the course of action taken by doctors in most of the cases. The reasons for this are that firstly, under most circumstances by the time the disease is identified, the malignancy has already invaded the other areas of the body. So, merely removing the prostrate gland is of no significance. Secondly, this form of cancer has an extremely slow pace in terms of growth. Therefore, surgery is not recommended in patients of prostrate cancer beyond 70 years of age.
Cancer that spreads to the other areas of the body initially originating from the prostrate gland is called metastasized prostrate cancer. This is a relatively bigger matter of concern than prostrate cancer itself. In comparison to the conventional treatment, alternative forms of treatment are believed to be more advantageous in cases of metastasized prostrate cancer. A diet low in fat content accompanied by nutrients found in foods such as broccoli, tomatoes, green tea, soy, lycopenes, selenium, licorice root and antioxidants are known to aid in the treatment of this fatal disease. In addition to this diet, intake of vitamins E and C is also recommended as these two vitamins are in general said to guard the body against threats of cancer.
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