After you receive a prostate cancer diagnosis, it is very important to get as much information as possible. You should feel confident that you understand the prognosis, treatment options and the side effects of those treatments.
It is important to have confidence in your urologist. This is especially true for men who have recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
The grade and stage of prostate cancer greatly influence the choice of treatment. Both indicators reveal the progression of the disease. The grade refers to the degree of aggressiveness of the prostate cancer while the stage refers to the degree of spread of cancer cells.
This article will focus on the concept of grade, more specifically on the Gleason score. The stage of prostate cancer will be discussed in a future article.
It is quite common that because of its generally slow growth, especially in its early stages, prostate cancer may not cause any signs or symptoms. The onset of symptoms is linked to the growing size of the tumour developing in the tissues and surrounding organs.
Everyone knows that a healthy diet is, first of all, about balance, moderation, and variety. Research has shown that keeping to a healthy weight reduces the risk of developing prostate cancer, which is another reason to want to do maintain weight that is healthy for you.