Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer and Cannabis Oil Treatment

Prostate cancer is cancer that forms in a man’s prostate — a tiny walnut-shaped gland that creates the seminal fluid that transports and nourishes sperm.

Prostate cancer is one of the most popular types of cancer in men. Prostate cancer generally grows slowly and at first remains confined to the prostate gland, where it does not cause serious harm. While some types of prostate cancer will grow slowly and might need minimal or no treatment at all, other types are aggressive and can spread rapidly.

Prostate cancer that is perceived early, while it is still confined to the prostate gland, has a greater chance of successful treatment.

Causes

The causes prostate cancer is still unclear.

Doctors know that prostate cancer starts when some cells in the prostate become abnormal. Mutations in the irregular cells’ DNA cause the cells to expand and divide more rapidly than regular cells do. The abnormal cells continue living, while the other cells die. The accumulating abnormal cells create a tumour that can grow to invade nearby tissue. Some irregular cells can break off and spread to various other parts of the body.

Risk factors

Factors that can make your risk of prostate cancer greater, include:

  • Older age. Your risk of prostate cancer increases with age.
  • Family history of prostate or breast cancer. If men in a family have had prostate cancer, the risk may be increased. Also, if there is a family history of genes that increase the risk of breast cancer (BRCA1 or BRCA2) or a strong family history of breast cancer, the risk of prostate cancer can also be higher.
  • Being black. Black men have a greater risk of getting prostate cancer than men of other races. In black men, prostate cancer has a greater chance of being aggressive or advanced. The reason for this is unclear.
  • Obesity. Obese men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer can be more likely to have advanced disease that is more difficult to treat.

Symptoms

Prostate cancer could cause no symptoms or signs in its early stages.

Prostate cancer in a more advanced stage may cause symptoms and signs such as:

  • Blood in the semen
  • Bone pain
  • Decreased force in the stream of urine
  • Discomfort in the pelvic area
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Trouble urinating