Miskawaan Integrative Cancer Care

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer usually spreads slower than other types of cancer and responds particularly well to integrative therapies and functional medicine.

Understanding
Prostate Cancer

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The prostate gland is a male organ situated beneath the bladder that assists with the production of sperm. Cells within the prostate can become cancerous and grow unchecked. The vast majority of these cases fall within the ‘adenocarcinoma’ category but there are other, much rarer forms.

More than 90% of the time, this type of cancer is discovered before it spreads beyond the prostate gland. This provides ample time to monitor and curb its growth with natural treatments.

Prostate Cancer Statistics

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer among men, which means there is a wealth of information and research on its demographics and prognoses:
  • 11% of men have prostate cancer at some point in their life
  • 60% of men who are diagnosed are over 65 years old
  • In the US, the 5-year survival rate is 98%

Prostate Cancer Causes

Studies focusing on the causes of prostate cancer have been inconclusive. However, there are a few clear risk factors:
  • The likelihood of a diagnosis increases with age
  • Certain ethnicities have a higher rate of diagnosis
  • A family history of prostate cancer increases risk

Prostate Cancer Symptoms

It is common for symptoms of prostate cancer to be mild or almost nonexistent. However, as it progresses the cancer may manifest as:
  • Trouble urinating or blood present in the urine
  • Sudden or unexpected weight loss
  • Erectile dysfunction

Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

A prostate cancer diagnosis generally begins with one of two basic screening tests: a rectal exam or a blood analysis. If there are abnormalities in either test, a followup ultrasound, MRI, or tissue sample will provide a conclusive diagnosis. 

For confirmed cases, the final step is determining how far the cancer has progressed.

Prostate Cancer Treatment

In cases of advanced prostate cancer, traditional treatments include surgically removing the prostate, radiation therapy to kill cancerous cells, and cryotherapy. 

Miskawaan advises immunotherapy, detox protocols, and lifestyle adjustments to fight the cancer on as many fronts as possible.

The sooner you get started, the better

Speak to a Miskawaan cancer specialist for answers to your questions and guidance on your next steps.

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