Prostate cancer affects approximately one out of every nine men at some stage in their lives. Jaspreet Singh, DO, a board-certified urologist at Premier Medical Group, has completed a fellowship in urologic oncology. At Newburgh or Kingston, New York, he focuses on prostate cancer surgery using advanced robotic technology. For a consultation with a renowned Kingston prostate cancer specialist, call the office or book an appointment online.
What Is Prostate Cancer And What Causes It?
Prostate cancer is cancer that starts in the prostate gland. Although experts are still looking into what leads men to grow prostate cancer, certain factors make you more susceptible. These include if you have:
o Family background of prostate cancer
o Eat foods rich in processed animal fat and carbohydrates
As you grow older, the chances of developing prostate cancer escalate as well.
What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Prostate Cancer?
As the tumor develops, you can notice the following symptoms:
o Increased urination
o Trouble urinating
o Pain while ejaculating
o A mild ache in your lower abdomen
o Blood in the urine
o Weight loss
o Lack of appetite
o Bone pain
Benign prostate enlargement, typical in men, but not cancerous, may also be the source of your symptoms.
How Do You Know If You Have Prostate Cancer?
The mortality rate from prostate cancer is decreasing thanks to advances in cancer screening and medicine. Prostate cancer should be screened in all males between 55 and 69 years old. If you are of African-American origin or have a genetic history of prostate cancer, you can gain from earlier screening.
The following are some of the most popular prostate cancer screenings:
o Rectal test with a digital camera (DRE)
o Prostate scan and blood screening for prostate-specific antigen (PSA)
o International prostate symptom score (IPSS)
If your prostate cancer screening tests come out positive, you might want a biopsy to check for cancer cells. Your prostate cancer score, which indicates how rapidly your cancer cells are prone to develop and spread, is also dictated by your biopsy. The biopsy findings and the results of your DRE are used to assess cancer staging.
What Is The Treatment For Prostate Cancer?
Cancer’s level and grade can determine treatment for prostate cancer. You might only need aggressive monitoring if the prostate cancer is sluggish.
Treatment that may be necessary if your prostate cancer is rapidly progressing or life-threatening include:
o Radiation therapy
o Hormone therapy
After finishing his residency, Dr. Singh sought a urologic oncology fellowship and underwent surgical training with the da Vinci® surgical system; the most innovative minimally invasive robotic surgical system. Dr. Singh claims robotic technology is the best for addressing prostate cancer.