Alternative Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer
According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common male cancer in the United Stated with an estimated 240,000 new cases per year. It affects males with an average age of 70 years old.
The prostate is a nut-shaped gland located below the neck of the bladder and surrounds the urethra. It has a middle lobe and two outer lobes and is covered by a thin membrane called capsules which produces prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, which is the tumor blood maker which is used in to assess prostate cancer risk. If your PSA level is elevated, your doctor can perform a fine needle biopsy to determine if this elevation is due to cancer.
Prostate cancer often progresses very slowly and may cause no symptoms at all. In some individuals, however, prostate cancer is very aggressive and has a high probability of spreading to bones of the pelvis, ribs and vertebra. In either case, time should not be wasted in obtaining the appropriate treatment options. Speak to your specialist, research all treatment options and ask a lot of questions.
The most popular treatment for prostate cancer is surgery, radiation, cryotherapy or brachytherapy. If the cancer has spread, chemotherapy and hormone-blocking medication such as Lupron or Casadex are typically prescribed. It is important that you take responsibility for your health and seek treatment.
Get Alternative Prostate Cancer Treatment
At Sunridge Medical, our highly-trained physicians are experts in providing an integrated approach to the alternative treatment of prostate cancer. Our treatment plans are individualized, even for patients with the same type of cancer, and involve both traditional and alternative medicines. We have integrated advanced, research-based alternative medicines with conventional therapies into a comprehensive, individualized treatment program that offers patients optimal success.
Our physicians have found that symptoms can frequently be improved and even reversed with our natural alternative prostate cancer treatments. We take a holistic approach to patient care and strive to not only treat the cancer, but also alleviate symptoms, increase quality of life and most importantly, address the underlying cause of the disease.
Even if standard treatments have reached their limits, patients with prostate cancer still have treatment options.
Common Symptoms associated with Prostate Cancer:
- Difficulty or pain with urination
- Inability to urinate
- Frequent urination during the night
- Dribbling of urine
- Feeling a sense of urgency to urinate frequently
- Blood in the urine
- A feeling that the bladder is not empty after urination
- Pain or burning sensation with urination
- Constant pain in the lower back, pelvis or upper thighs.
- Bone pain
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