Prostate Cancer and Erectile Dysfunction
Prostate cancer is very common in men. Despite the fact that prostate cancer when caught early is very treatable, it is the second leading cause of cancer death behind lung cancer.
Symptoms of prostate cancer include erectile dysfunction
One of the symptoms of prostate cancer is erectile dysfunction. In addition, symptoms also include frequent urination, decreased urine flow, and painful urination. Although prostate cancer is one of the most treatable cancers, men often ignore symptoms and delay seeking treatment for fear of losing their sex life. All too often, in spite of the fact of promises of nerve sparing procedures, prostate cancer treatments adversely effects the ability to have erections.
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Even though Viagra gave men some hope after prostate cancer surgery, the results were often not satisfactory. Therefore, many men would delay surgery, even with a diagnosis of cancer, rather than lose their sex life. No longer do men have to risk their life for fear of losing their sexual vitality. Simply Men's Health RejuvaWAVE® shockwave therapy and regenerative medicine PRP and Stem cell therapies restore men's sex life after surgery. Our state-of-the-art regenerative medicine therapies help to regenerative damaged nerve and penis tissues. As a result, men can enjoy a spontaneous sex life again,even after radical prostate surgery.
When and who should get screened?
Prostate cancer often is slow growing and there easy methods to screen for cancer treatments. The statistics show that one in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. In addition, one in 41 men will die of prostate cancer. The American Cancer Society and the American Urologic Association (AUA) recommends the following guidelines for screening with PSA blood tests and exam:
All men between ages 55-69
If you have a family history of prostate cancer and African American men should begin screening as early as 40-45 years of age
What is PSA?
PSA stands for"prostate-specific antigen". To clarify, PSA is a blood test that measures a prostate-specific protein in the blood stream produced the the prostate. It is NOT cancer specific in itself.
What are some of the causes of an elevated PSA?
An elevated PSA does not necessarily mean you have prostate cancer, nor does a low PSA necessarily mean that you are cancer free. In other words, PSA is just a screening test that helps identify early cases of prostate cancer. For example, if a man has very low testosterone levels, this can mask an elevated PSA level.
A very common non-cancerous cause of a high PSA is an enlarged prostate known as BPH or benign prostate hypertrophy
Another common cause in an infection or inflammation
Also, your PSA can be slightly elevated if you just had sex
Even a long bike ride prior to the blood test can cause an elevated PSA
Therefore, PSA is only a screening procedure and must be taken in context of a comprehensive physician exam and interpreted by an experienced physician.
What is a normal PSA level?
Normal PSA is considered to be 0 to 4.0 ng/ml. But PSA level is not just a number, but needs to be interpreted in context of age and underlying conditions including medications taking and testosterone levels.
Ages 40-49: PSA should be 0-2.5 ng/ml
Ages 50-59: PSA should be less than 3.5 ng/ml
Ages 60-69: PSA should be less than 4.5 ng/ml
Ages 70-79: PSA should be less than 6.5 ng/ml
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In conclusion, since prostate cancer is one of the most treatable cancers, all men should be screened either beginning in their 40's or 50's. A diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer will save your life. You no longer have to fear that prostate cancer treatment will mean the end of your sex life. Simply Men's Health has a 98% success rate in restoring men's ability to have strong lasting erections. Moreover, our advanced regenerative medicine treatments which include the RejuvaWAVE® ED Shockwave, PRP and Stem Cell therapies have an over 80% chance of restoring spontaneous sexual function.
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